ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills

A high impact team leader skills qualification designed to boost a team leader’s performance. Helping make the transition from working in a team to leading a team.

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Course Facts

Duration: 4 Day/s
Assessment: Two or more structured answer questions
Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements
Accredited By:
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Ways to Learn

Course Overview

This team leader skills qualification is designed to help boost your performance as a team member and help them make the transition from working in a team to leading a team.

It will help practising team leaders and supervisors to be more effective and confident in their roles. On the course, you will explore team leader qualities and behaviours before considering how you can manage yourself more effectively to better fulfil your team leader duties

*Rated 4.8 out of 5 by learners on Coursecheck, TSW Training has been a trusted and established training provider of choice for 56 years.

Who is this Course For?

ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills is ideal for practising team leaders, helping them become more effective and confident in their role.

The course also supports new or aspiring team leaders – helping them make the transition from working in a team to leading a team.

What Does This Course Cover?

Topics covered in TSW’s open programme course include (note that an in-house ILM level 2 Award may be very different as units can be selected to meet your needs):

Managing Yourself

  • Setting SMART objectives and using them to prioritise your own actions
  • Simple time management techniques
  • Personal objectives in relation to team objectives
  • Causes and impacts of stress in the workplace
  • Implications of stress in the workplace and simple stress management techniques
  • Available sources of support
  • Action planning and review techniques

Understanding Effective Team Working

  • Differences between groups and teams, particularly in the workplace
  • Characteristics of a good team and the advantages of teamwork
  • How groups are formed using the Tuckman Model
  • How to identify team roles and their implications using Belbin
  • Possible types of problem behaviour and causes of disagreement and conflict

Developing Yourself as a Team Leader

  • The various roles, functions and responsibilities of a team leader – depending on the workplace
  • Exploring the qualities of a team leader
  • Limits of authority and accountability, and how these are defined
  • Personal skills and abilities for effective team-leading
  • Using reflective learning skills to improve performance
  • Receiving and responding positively to feedback

Workplace Communication

  • Understand the stages of communication
  • Consider barriers and how to overcome them
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of communication methods
  • Apply a number of methods of communication to your team


  • One-to-one support with the tutor

Pre-Course Preparation

There is no pre-course preparation required for this award; though TSW would encourage the learner to consider the topic areas outlined and how they relate to your organisation and experiences.

Learning Outcomes

Benefits for the learner:

  • Learn core leadership and management skills
  • Put these skills into practice in your workplace
  • Improve your team’s performance
  • Get a nationally-recognised qualification

Benefits for the employer:

  • Effective team leaders and motivated teams
  • Increased productivity
  • Customise this qualification to suit organisational and individual needs
  • The workplace-based assessment ensures new skills are effectively transferred to the job

How Is This Course Assessed?

The ILM Level 2 Award qualification is assessed using a range of short answer questions that follow each of the following units:

  1. Developing Yourself as a Team Leader
  2. Understanding Effective Team Working

“We know assessments can be challenging, but our expert training team will be on hand to support you with any concerns and make sure you are ready to sit the assessment.

Don’t worry – we’ll make sure you have everything you need!” – Stuart Davies, Managing Director at TSW Training

What Are The Next Steps After This Course?

After completing to ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills, you, or your employees, could progress to the following courses:

Why Choose TSW Training?

  • TSW Training is an ILM Recognised training provider.
  • ILM review and endorse many of TSW’s management training programmes, ensuring that they meet the highest standards. This means you can be assured that you are receiving high-quality leadership and management training.
  • With all of our training programmes, we retain the ability to tailor their length, content and delivery, making them perfect for our public courses and in-house delivery.

Read our latest course reviews

Core Skills for Project Managers
Great content and delivery. It is very helpful to know all the tools out there. It will be great if: 1- the manual aligned with the slide (follow the same sequence 2 – there is a crib sheet (as we have too many pages to flick through) a) methodology name – basic framework – application in projects b) Tools – framework – situation to use in
Georgi I April 12, 2024
Core Skills for Project Managers
The course was a really insightful overview of project management. The balance of theoretical tools discussed along with some practical opportunities to use them really enhanced the learning. The amount of information covered in the time was high while the pace in which this was done was very suitable
Wayne T April 12, 2024
Core Skills for Project Managers
Very good
Emrys D April 12, 2024
Core Skills for Project Managers
Will take away methods from this course to utilise in future
David P April 12, 2024
Core Skills for Project Managers
Really well delivered course and aimed at all levels of participants
George F April 12, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

An Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) course is a training experience for leaders and managers. It caters from entry-level or junior management, all the way up to senior managers and CEOs.

TSW Training offers in-house delivery at your place of work, or via online delivery.

Alternatively, you can book onto our open programme and attend an online classroom course, or attend in-person at our Training Centre, Fairwood House.

A Level 2 course is an entry level qualification. You don’t need any prior experience or qualifications to join. A Level 2 ILM is aimed at Team Leaders and Supervisors. 

In-House Delivery Exclusively For Your Organisation

This course can be delivered exclusively for your organisation, in any location or virtually through Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Read more on our in-house training services.

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