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ILM Student Stories: David | ILM Level 3 Certificate Review

David Nicklin

ILM Level 3 Certificate

Discover how David gained important leadership experience and developed his management skills through studying an ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management.

As a Funding Officer for The National Lottery Community Fund, free time can be fairly tricky to find, so when it came to my own development, I needed something flexible that would work for me.

After discussing possible training options with my manager, we felt an online course would be a much better fit to work around my existing responsibilities.

Whilst having led on a variety of projects and tasks throughout a variety of positions, I have never been a manager and so wanted to concentrate on something that could increase my skills in this area.

Having identified an area of study, I wanted to find something that would not only prove rewarding, developing the skills I wanted, whilst also giving me a recognised and certified qualification on completion – I also wanted a course that would prove challenging and would test my ability.

Having identified the ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management as a course that would cater for my needs, ICS Learn came highly recommended as a user-friendly and supportive online learner.

Having not completed a prolonged educational course since finishing university, I was initially apprehensive about my ability to complete learning modules and assignments, whilst also maintaining a healthy work/life balance. However, it soon become clear that this would not be an issue.

Navigating the online system quickly became second nature, whilst the course itself instantly started to give me new skills and techniques to increase my own efficiency and decision making.

My ICS Learn tutor would always reply quickly and would give useful and specific assignment feedback, helping me to complete the course 3 months ahead of the deadline I had set myself.

Having now completed the course alongside gaining more leadership experience in my current position, I now feel ready and excited to take on more responsibilities and look for progression opportunities, something I didn’t feel in a position to do before starting this course. As such, I would definitely recommend ICS Learn to someone looking to complete an online course or just looking to take on a new challenge.


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