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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.

How to register?

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.

You will need to fill out the registration form and send the completed form and payment of £50 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 completed your Wood Badge, you will need to contact operations.admin@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.

Update: As of 1st May 2019, those registered on the ILM Development Programme will no longer also receive automatic entitlement to Student membership with the Institute for Leadership and Development. We are currently reviewing our external recognition offer for those completing Manager and Supporter training as part of their Wood Badge, and will update our resources and website with new information as soon as it becomes available.

Get formal recognition by upgrading to a professional membership

On completion of your ILM Development Programme, interested learners are eligible to join the Institute for Leadership and Development with a 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.

For any questions about our external recognition offer, please contact programme@scouts.org.uk.

Reviewed: 14/06/2019


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