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ILM Development Programme

The ILM are the largest qualifications body for management, leadership, coaching and enterprise with 90,000 learner registrations each year. The ILM partner with individuals and employers across the world to improve leadership and management performance through learning and development.

The Scout Association’s Leadership and Management Training has been recognised as a Development Programme with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). ILM recognition is the benchmark of high quality, bespoke in-house leadership and management training.

What is the ILM Development Programme?

Learners holding a Manager or Supporter appointment can register for the Development Programme in order to receive access to a range of ILM resources and learning opportunities designed to inspire and motivate. All registered learners are eligible for free studying membership of the Institute of Leadership & Management for the duration of the programme or 12 months (whichever is longer). On completion of their programme, learners receive a certificate from ILM.

The Development Programme has no formal assessment requirement by the ILM, which means that there is no extra work for learners. The ILM recognises the quality of the programme content, aims, objectives and learning outcomes. This means that all the learners have to do is complete their Wood Badge in their role as a Manager or Supporter.

What are the benefits of registering for the Development Programme?

Learners who register for the programme will get ILM Student Membership for the duration of their training or 12 months (whichever is longer). Benefits of Student Membership include access to:

You can find further information about the ILM Student Membership at the Institute of Leadership and Management website.

How to register

An overview of the registration process:

In order to register you must hold a Manager or Supporter role in Scouting and must be working towards or have completed the new Leadership and Management Training (as of January 2017) as part of your Wood Badge. You can register at any point during your training or following the completion of your Wood Badge for your Manager or Supporter role.

It costs £49 to register for the programme which gives you access to the benefits above for the duration of your training or 12 months (whichever is longer).

You will need to fill out the registration form and send the completed form and payment of £49 to the address below. Please make cheques payable to The Scout Association.

ILM Development Programme Registration
Scouting Operations Directorate Administration Team
The Scout Association
Gilwell Park
E4 7QW

What happens after you register?

Once you have registered and paid the registration fee, you will receive an email asking you to activate your ILM Student Membership online. This will give you access to all the benefits of ILM Student Membership for the duration of your training or 12 months (whichever is longer).

Once you have completed your Wood Badge, you will need to contact adult.support@scouts.org.uk to inform HQ that you have completed your training and have been awarded your Wood Badge on Compass. You will then be sent a certificate showing your completion of the ILM recognised Development Programme.

Upgrade your ILM membership

If you are interested you can continue your ILM membership after completing your Wood Badge by upgrading to professional membership, which includes access to additional benefits e.g. post nominal letters.

For more information please see the Membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management page.


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