The ILA program consists of six courses. Generally, classes meet every second Saturday over 12 weeks (six Saturdays per course). Participants take two courses a year, usually between the first week of September and the last week of April. Course 3: Coaching for Instructional and School Improvement includes a two-day summer institute, scheduled for August of Year 2, and held in the Halifax-Dartmouth area.

The curriculum overview page provides additional information on the structure of courses. Courses one and three are fully in person but other courses are a blend of in-person and online learning.