ILM Level 3 Award in Management of Volunteers

Happy volunteersDo you want to feel confident you are giving your volunteers the best support possible?

The ILM Level 3 Award in Management of Volunteers is aimed at volunteer managers and co-ordinators who have a hands on role in supporting volunteers. This may be as all or part of your job.

This training programme will help you to increase your skill and confidence in managing volunteers day-to-day. You will learn new approaches and techniques. And you will gain a recognised qualification to help you progress in your career.  This Award is worth 6 ILM Unit credits. You can also take an extended version of this course worth 11 unit credits.

Programme format and start date

You can start the programme at a time to suit you. It is a fully supported distance learning course.

You will benefit from a variety of learning methods:

  • Pre-recorded webinars
  • Independent guided learning, supported by in-depth information hand-outs and workbooks
  • Resource lists with web links
  • Individual coaching and tutorials either via Skype or by telephone, to support you with your learning and the assessed work

The individual coaching and tutorial support is tailored to your own needs and circumstances. Your tutors have extensive experience in providing volunteer management training and development.

Programme Content (6 unit credits)

The programme will build skills and knowledge to help you:

  • Manage your own learning and development
  • Encourage the development of your volunteers
  • Provide appropriate and effective supervision and support to volunteers
  • Motivate your volunteers
  • Coach and train volunteers
  • Evaluate volunteer activities and celebrate achievements
  • Give and receive positive and constructive feedback

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Investment

Your investment in this accredited management training is £595 and this covers  all tuition, materials, ILM registration, coaching, tutorial support and assessment. You will also receive complimentary membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management for the duration of the programme, which gives you access to a wealth of additional resources.

Included in the programme:

  • Recorded webinars
  • Independent guided learning, supported by in-depth information hand-outs and workbooks
  • Additional downloadable resources and signposting to online materials
  • Individual coaching and tutorials either via Skype or by telephone, to support you with your learning and the assessed work
  • ILM registration, assessment and certification
  • Studying membership of Institute of Leadership and Management

Open Course Dates 

You can start the programme at a time to suit you. It normally takes three to four months to complete the course.

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Extended programme – ILM Level 3 Award (11 unit credits)

You can also extend the programme, and take an 11 unit credit version of the ILM Level 3 Award. This is a good option if you have responsibility for recruiting volunteers, or for contributing to policy development. It includes all the day to day volunteer management content in the shorter programme, plus an additional module.

This ILM accredited programme aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully:

  • Recruit volunteers
  • Support and direct volunteers day-to-day
  • Understand, and work within, an appropriate legal and policy framework.

The extended programme leads to an 11 credit Level 3 Award, including the units:

  • Managing volunteer agreements (credit value 2)
  • Promote volunteering within your organisation and to volunteers (credit value 3)
  • Supervise and support volunteers (credit value 6)

Investment

Your investment in the 11 credit Award is £750. This covers all materials, ILM registration, one-to-one mentoring and coaching, tutorial support and assessment. You will also receive complimentary membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management for the duration of the programme, which gives you access to a wealth of additional resources.

Included in the programme:

  • Recorded webinars
  • Independent guided learning, supported by in-depth information hand-outs and workbooks
  • Additional downloadable resources and signposting to online materials
  • Individual coaching and tutorials either via Skype or by telephone, to support you with your learning and the assessed work
  • ILM registration, assessment and certification
  • Studying membership of Institute of Leadership and Management

Open Course Dates 

You can start the programme at a time to suit you. It normally takes four months to six months complete the 11 credit course. But you can do it in a shorter timeframe if you wish.

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In house workshops

The ILM Level 3 Award in Management of Volunteers is also available on an in-house basis with a mix of workshops and coaching. There are flexible delivery models available for commissioned courses, so for example we could include an additional workshop if you would like staff to undertake more of their learning as a group. Please contact us for details and an individual quote.