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ILM Award for Young Leaders (NFQ Level 4)

About the Programme:

The ILM Award (NFQ Level 4) and Extended Award (NFQ Level 4) for Young Leaders are ideal for individuals aged between 14 and 24 years who are actively engaged in structured learning within a group or community. 

The aim of both awards is to help young learners develop a range of skills and behaviours in leadership, self-management and mentoring, alongside an appreciation of the benefits that can be gained through social action (volunteering).

Benefits for individuals

  • Learn essential skills in leadership and self-management
  • Develop an understanding, plus core skills, in the role of mentoring
  • Build evidence of your new skills through a journal of development
  • Improve your personal accountability and motivation
  • Get a nationally recognised qualification.


Benefits for leaders or educators of young people

  • Provide a framework through which young people will develop essential lifelong personal skills and behaviours
  • Provide an opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification that will offer a pathway to further educational or personal development

Optional Extras:

Leave Unemployment Programme & Certificate

This includes our 15 Strategies to Employment, which are critically important to get noticed in today’s cluttered job environment.

Work Placement

A 10 hour work placement can be arranged for each learner, in a field of their choosing.

Additional Information:

This programme can be combined with other products from our CALP Activate product range.

Award Structure:

Both awards (NFQ Level 4) feature one mandatory unit; Developing Self-leadership and Resilience for Young People. This unit firstly builds an understanding of self-leadership, then through goal setting and planning helps the learner to develop these personal skills and finally reflect on their performance.

To complete the regular award learners must complete one optional unit. To complete the extended award they must complete two optional units. A detailed description of the structure can be found below.

ILM Award for Young Leaders, and Extended Award.


Qualification overview:

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*Refer to tables below for unit details


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Overview of units:



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Group 1

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