Your ILM Qualification Centre

No Guru is an approved centre for the Institute of Leadership and Management Centre and is approved to deliver programmes leading to recognised qualifications.

Additionally we are an approved provider and partner to The Leadership Centre at Leeds Beckett University, working on behalf of their ILM centre to deliver programmes and qualifications to a range of sectors.

These qualifications are very flexible and we can help you choose “units” of learning that are most relevant to your organisation or sector. With the new ILM framework you can almost design your own qualification. It’s that flexible.


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ILM Approved Qualifications

ILM Leadership & Management Qualifications
ILM Level 3 Award/Certificate in Leadership & Management
ILM Level 5 Award/Certificate in Leadership and Management

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ILM Coaching & Mentoring Qualifications
ILM Level 3 Award/Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring
ILM Level 5  Certificate/Diploma  in Coaching & Mentoring

ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring 

ILM Level 3 Award and Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring Q Card  ILM Level 5 Certificate and Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring Q Card  ILM Level 7 Certificate and Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring





If you want to deliver formal programmes leading to a recognised qualification through the ILM organisation, contact us on 0844 873 1226


Liverpool based training company, No Guru is ‘leading in learning’ as the ILM city region hub

North West employers now have access to professional development qualifications for management, team leaders and supervisory staff as Cotton Exchange based training company, No Guru becomes the Liverpool City Region hub for ILM accreditation.


University Contract extended for 2 Years

Leeds Beckett University relationship extended

We are delighted to announce our current contract to provide Staff Training and Team Building to Leeds Beckett University has been extended a further 2 years.

During the next academic year we will be running new programmes around:

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Leading Change
  • Leading & Empowering People
  • Working to Strengths
  • Designing and Delivering Presentations

Additionally we will continue to work with Teams to deliver on the University Strategic Framework as well as completing our first ILM Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring programme for internal ‘Coaching Champions’.

We would like to thank People Development and everyone at Leeds Beckett for making it a great place to work.


NEW: Even more Online Courses

We’re very pleased to announce new additions to our Online Suite of Training Courses.  We have just added:

  • Anti Harassment and Bullying
  • Effective Delegation
  • Disciplinary Procedures
  • Negotiation

Our course of the week this week is Safeguarding Children.  (more…)


John's Blog

Image Triage – be careful what you post

How to avoid public ‘shaming’

If you’ve ever read Jon Ronson’s book ‘Shamed’, you will know the devastating effect social media can have on people who have posted something stupid on the internet.

Ronson highlights the case of Justine Sacco (a director of corporate communications) who, before boarding an 11-hour flight from Heathrow to Cape Town, Tweeted to her 170 followers what she thought was a series of lighthearted, acerbic comments about her journey. (more…)

Across the great divide

Let’s be kinder to each other in 2017

There is a striking memorial in a park in Indianapolis.  It marks the spot where in April 1968, Robert Kennedy told a waiting crowd that Martin Luther King had been shot and killed, before speaking from the heart and his own personal experience, that violence is never an answer to our grievances.  His calming words quelled the rioting that other cities endured in the days after Dr King’s death and, arguably, saved some lives that night.


The memorial itself is an arresting work of art.  (more…)

Thinking In A World That Doesn’t Think

Arsene Wenger and that letter

A recent item appeared on LinkedIn that made me curious.  You may have seen it.

It purports to show a resignation letter written by a disillusioned employee of Arsenal Football Club, citing his reason for leaving: (more…)