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ILM Level 5 Qualifications in Leadership and Management

Who are these qualifications for?

The Level 5 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management is designed for practising middle managers, helping them to develop their skills and experience, improve performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.

Benefits for individuals

  • Use core management techniques to drive better results
  • Develop your ability to lead, motivate and inspire
  • Provide strategic leadership as well as day-to-day management
  • Benchmark your managerial skills
  • Raise your profile in your organisation.

Benefits for employers

  • Encourage strategic thinking at this level of management to foster business improvement
  • Engage middle managers with training and development – this qualification is designed to provide clear, measurable benefits to career-minded professionals
  • Customise this qualification to your development needs.

The qualifications are made up of a broad range of units covering skills in six core areas:

  • working with people
  • managing yourself and personal skills
  • providing direction
  • facilitating innovation and change
  • achieving results
  • using resources

The flexibility in unit choice allows the qualification to be tailored to meet the needs of the individual and employer.

Our Process

Training Process


This qualification will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications including:

  • ILM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • ILM Level 5 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management.

Qualification Overview

Qualification title Credit value Structure
Level 5 Award in
Leadership and Management
Minimum 6 credits
Maximum 12 credits
▶ One hour induction
▶ At least three hours tutorial support
▶ Choice of optional units from Group 1, which contains Level 5 units*
▶ Minimum of two units
▶ All units must be taken from Group 1
Level 5 Certificate in
Leadership and Management
Minimum 13 credits
Maximum 36 credits
▶ Two hour induction
▶ At least seven hours tutorial support
▶ Choice of optional units from Groups 1 and 2, where Group 1 contains Level 5 units and Group 2 contains units at Levels 4 and 6*
▶ Maximum of 6 credits from Group 2
Level 5 Diploma in
Leadership and Management
Minimum 37 credits ▶ Two hour induction
▶ At least seven hours tutorial support
▶ Choice of optional units from Groups 1 and 2, where Group 1 contains Level 5 units and Group 2 contains units at Levels 4 and 6*
▶ Maximum of 18 credits from Group 2

To download the ILM 'Q Card' click here

To obtain the full qualification syllabus for the ILM Level Five in Leadership & Management please contact us via our enquiry page.

Leadership & Management

Our training programme in Leadership and Management is designed to fit with the ILM qualification requirements.

We will deliver approximately forty hours of in-depth tutorial to transfer the knowledge to delegates in an interesting and enlightening way that uses real industry examples of management that delegates will be able to relate to.

We will cover all the basics of managing people in a work environment and give delegates the real tools that will be useful to them for the rest of their careers.

We can deliver the programme in a number of ways to suit your exact needs. If you are an employer and require a programme for development of your junior, first line managers and middle managers then we can deliver this programme as an in-house course, tailored to your company, using your processes and policies as part of the training material.

We can deliver it on site or at a venue local to your company or organisation. We can deliver the course to a mixed group of delegates - some completing the ILM qualification and some taking only the learning from the course.

We can spread the five day programme over several months or deliver it all in one week if you wish.

We also deliver the programme as an open course which is delivered in various training venues, where delegates from any company or organisation, whether in a management role or aspiring towards a management role, can attend one of our courses and gain an industry standard, internationally recognised qualification.

To get more information about our Level 5 Leadership and Management training programme please call us on 01623 345110 today or use the contact page to send your contact details and we will respond to enquiry as soon as we can.

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