ILM Level 5

Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management

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.

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Related qualification at level 3 (or equivalent)
Supervisory and managerial experience

Level 5 Award

Duration: Attendance at 2 separate sessions, (one per month) plus independent study and completion of assignments
Required to complete 10 credits by completing 2 mandatory units

Unit/Module Mandatory or Optional Key Learning Outcomes
Becoming an Effective Leader Mandatory
  • Evaluate own ability to use a range of leadership styles, in different situations and with different types of people, to fulfil the leadership role
  • Use theories of emotional intelligence to review the effect of emotions on own and others’ performance
  • Evaluate own ability to ability to set direction and  lead others
  • Review own ability to motivate, delegate and empower others
  • Produce a personal development plan to improve own ability to lead
Leading Innovation and Change Mandatory

Level 5 Certificate

Duration: 4 day sessions (one per month)plus independent study and completion of assignments
Required to complete 15 credits by completing 4 mandatory units

Unit/Module Mandatory or Optional Key Learning Outcomes
Becoming an Effective Leader Mandatory
  • Evaluate own ability to use a range of leadership styles, in different situations and with different types of people, to fulfil the leadership role
  • Use theories of emotional intelligence to review the effect of emotions on own and others’ performance
  • Evaluate own ability to ability to set direction and  lead others
  • Review own ability to motivate, delegate and empower others
  • Produce a personal development plan to improve own ability to lead
Leading Innovation and Change Mandatory

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  • Explain the importance of innovation for own organisation
  • Explain the importance of managing change within own organisation
  • Be able to propose innovative solutions to improve organisational performance
  • Be able to lead and manage change within an organisation
Solving problems and making effective decisions in the workplace Mandatory
  • Define a complex problem in the workplace including its scope and impact
  • Analyse information on the identified problem, to help inform the decision making process
  • Be able to apply decision making techniques when assessing possible solutions
  • Develop a detailed plan for implementing the solution and communicate the plan to relevant stakeholders
  • Assess appropriate monitoring and review techniques to ensure successful implementation of solution
Motivating people in the workplace Mandatory
  • Evaluate theories of motivation relevant to your workplace
  • Evaluate the principal factors that may affect performance and motivation in the workplace
  • Be able to improve levels of motivation and increase performance in the workplace
  • Select a theory of motivation and apply this to your workplace
  • Evaluate the impact of applying the theory of motivation on performance in the workplace

Level 5 Diploma

One year part time study – attendance at monthly sessions, one per unit, plus time for independent study and completion of assignments
Required to complete 37 credits by completing 4 mandatory units and 6 optional units

Unit/Module Mandatory or Optional Key Learning Outcomes
Becoming an Effective Leader Mandatory
  • Evaluate own ability to use a range of leadership styles, in different situations and with different types of people, to fulfil the leadership role
  • Use theories of emotional intelligence to review the effect of emotions on own and others’ performance
  • Evaluate own ability to ability to set direction and  lead others
  • Review own ability to motivate, delegate and empower others
  • Produce a personal development plan to improve own ability to lead
Leading Innovation and Change Mandatory
  • Explain the importance of innovation for own organisation
  • Explain the importance of managing change within own organisation
  • Be able to propose innovative solutions to improve organisational performance
  • Be able to lead and manage change within an organisation
Solving problems and making effective decisions in the workplace Mandatory
  • Define a complex problem in the workplace including its scope and impact
  • Analyse information on the identified problem, to help inform the decision making process
  • Be able to apply decision making techniques when assessing possible solutions
  • Develop a detailed plan for implementing the solution and communicate the plan to relevant stakeholders
  • Assess appropriate monitoring and review techniques to ensure successful implementation of solution
Motivating people in the workplace Mandatory
  • Evaluate theories of motivation relevant to your workplace
  • Evaluate the principal factors that may affect performance and motivation in the workplace
  • Be able to improve levels of motivation and increase performance in the workplace
  • Select a theory of motivation and apply this to your workplace
  • Evaluate the impact of applying the theory of motivation on performance in the workplace
Understanding the management role to improve management performance Optional
  • Describe the goals and objectives of your organisation
  • Evaluate the specific responsibilities of middle managers in enabling your organisation to achieve its goals
  • Evaluate how interpersonal and communication skills affect managerial performance
  • Evaluate strategies to overcome barriers to effective managerial communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to assess personal development opportunities to improve own managerial performance
Managing stress and conflict in the organisation Optional
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the organisation in recognising workplace stress and conflict and providing the necessary support mechanisms
  • Plan improvements to the identification and approach to dealing with workplace stress and conflict in own area of responsibility
  • Implement improvements to the identification and approach to dealing with workplace stress and conflict in own area of responsibility
  • Critically evaluate own ability  to identify and deal with workplace stress and conflict effectively in own area of responsibility
Management communication Optional
  • Explain the relevance of the communication cycle for effective communication in management
  • Explain, with examples, the importance of selecting an appropriate  tone, language, and level of formality in management communications
  • Assess the effectiveness of a range of verbal and written communication methods within your area of the organisation
  • Be able to develop effective communication skills as a reflective manager
Managing marketing activities Optional
  • Explain the differences between product and service marketing
  • Explain how the marketing mix is used to summarise the main factors involved in a marketing strategy
  • Evaluate a range of marketing strategies
  • Be able to review the effectiveness of marketing in an organisation
Developing and leading teams to achieve organisational objectives Optional
  • Assess the effectiveness of own organisation in measuring team performance against organisational goals and objectives
  • Evaluate the role of leadership in helping teams to achieve organisational goals and objectives
  • Critically review own ability to develop and lead teams to achieve organisational goals and objectives
  • Implement changes to own leadership style in order to more effectively develop and lead teams
Managing projects in the organisation Optional
  • Assess the usefulness of project management tools and techniques for managing a project within own organisation
  • Plan the implementation of a project within own organisation
  • Communicate the project plans with appropriate colleagues and stakeholders, gaining agreement where necessary
  • Implement the project plan, monitoring progress against agreed targets
  • Be able to evaluate own ability to manage a project

ILM Assessment

To achieve each unit you will have to demonstrate competence in each of the learning outcomes/assessment criteria identified. Assessment will take the form of written assignment. You will be given formative feedback for each unit to enable you to identify areas for further development I order for you to complete the unit successfully. You will be assessed at the end of each unit against the required learning outcomes/assessment criteria. All assessments go through our own internal quality assurance process to ensure they meet that they meet the standards and give you every opportunity to achieve.

Students will be awarded a pass or a good pass for each unit they have passed.

All of our assessment and internal quality procedures are regularly monitored and an assessment board will be held at the end of each term to verify all decisions made as well as to investigate and issues of concern. Should you no meet eh learning outcomes of the first submission you will be given one opportunity for a resubmission.

For full details of fees please refer to the price list.