Dates: 24-25th May and 8-9th November
Time: 9.45am – 4.30pm
Pennington Manches, London
Who should attend: 
Those new to legacy management or with responsibility for legacy income within their charities, those who have completed Unit 1
Cost: ILM Members £355; Non-members £460


  • Nichola Sims – Training Manager, ILM
  • Cruse Bereavement Care


The ILM Essentials of Legacy Management course is based on the old Core Programme and, as the name suggests, will guide delegates through the essential information required to manage legacies effectively within the charity sector.

Whilst each unit is a stand-alone course, the three units progress through from the basics of legacy giving and probate law, to more complex areas such as taxation, property and non-English & Welsh jurisdictions.

In each area, it is essential that this technical expertise is partnered with sensitive communication, and the “softer skills” required to fulfil the role will also be covered, through sessions on communication skills, dealing with bereaved people and influencing.


The second unit looks at more complex issues arising during the administration of an estate, but once again, within the context of the Good Practice Guidance.

Saving Charitable Gifts
The legal system is set up to do all it can to stop a charitable gift from failing and it is essential that legacy officers know what help is at hand, and in what circumstances they can be used.

As the major asset of many estates, it is vital that legacy officers are aware of the various issues involved, whether the property is a normal dwelling house being sold during the administration of the estate, or is being retained as part of a reversionary interest.

Bereavement Training
We believe that bereavement training is an essential skill which legacy officers should have, and we give one whole day of training to this core activity led by experts from Cruse Bereavement Care.

Essentials Unit 2
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