Project Five Academy

Project Five Academy ILM Approved Centre Level 3 and Level 5 Leadership & Management Training for Construction

Business Improvement in Construction

ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management

Many people enter the construction sector from a technical background, and mostly develop towards leadership roles without formal management training. This course is aimed at preparing early stage construction professionals with essential business improvement skills that can be applied in both project and organisational settings.


Make the leap from management material to become an outstanding team leader and first-line manager. This course supports aspiring and practising  team leaders and junior managers in the construction sector through development of essential leadership and management skills that will help produce better results and build strong foundations for personal development in leadership. 

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Who should attend

The course material for this qualification has been designed in context of professionals working in construction sector organisations, including architects, surveyors, engineers, project managers, site managers, marketing and business management.

It is suitable for individuals who have management responsibilities but no formal training and are serious about developing their abilities. It particularly supports practising team leaders and managers as well as those looking for promotion and/or those identified through talent management programmes.


Through this programme you will:

  • Have the opportunity to develop a wide range of essential leadership and management skills including problem solving, how to establish an effective team, leading on diversity in the workplace, managing innovation and change, quality and financial management.
  • Build a foundation for your own personal development in leadership and management.
  • Gain a recognised and transferable qualification that enables you to develop a range of management skills and build your leadership capabilities to put into practice in your own role.
  • Develop confidence to motivate and engage teams and manage relationships using your own knowledge, values and motivations.
  • Gain the essential knowledge and skills to lead your team and organisation through trending and disruptive change agenda in this sector.
If you are a member of the NFB you can benefit from an exclusive member price.

Your learner journey

  • 2hr online live induction with Tim Whitehill
  • Units: Self study + 2hr online live tutorial with Tim Whitehill for each unit, in cohorts of up to 20 learners. Tutorials are recorded if you are unable to attend on the specified date.
    • Unit 1 – Understanding leadership (2 credits)
    • Unit 2 – Diversity in the workplace (1 credit)
    • Unit 3 – Solving problems and making decisions (2 credits)
    • Unit 4 – Understanding innovation and change in an organisation (2 credits)
    • Unit 5 – Understanding how to establish an effective team (1 credit)
    • Unit 6 – Understanding quality management in the workplace (2 credits)
    • Unit 7 – Understanding financial management (3 credits)
  • Course Duration: 10 months
  • Guided Learning Hours: 62 hours
  • Total Qualification time: 137 hours
  • Credits: 13
  • Qualification: Certificate

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Business Improvement in Construction

ILM Level 3 Certificate
£ 2,250 +VAT per learner
  • Course start: 6 September 2021
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  • Course completion: 27 June 2022
SepT 2021

Business Improvement in Construction

ILM Level 3 Certificate
£ 2,250 +VAT per learner
  • Course start: 10 January 2022
  • View full course timetable
  • Course completion: 31 October 2022
Jan 2022

Our courses have been approved by CITB for Short-period Qualification Grant, currently set at £600 per learner on achievement.