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ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management

ILM Level 5 Award 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, and using resources. The flexibility in unit choice allows the qualification to be tailored to meet the needs of the individual and employer.


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.

The Award involves:

  • A credit value from 6 (minimum) to 12 (maximum) 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 from Group 1
  • All units must be taken from Group 1

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