Level 5 in Leadership and Management

The ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management is designed for project managers, department heads, and other practising middle managers. Develop your skills and experience, improve your performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.

The benefits of ILM Level 5 courses and qualifications

Results for learners

  • 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
  • Increase your prospects of promotion.

Impact 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.

Qualification flexibility

The ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management provides an option to study towards one of three qualifications: A concise Award, a broader Certificate or a comprehensive Diploma.

The ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management is a short and concise course with approximately sixty guided learning hours. To achieve the qualification you are required to gain between six and twelve credits across a minimum of two units (topics) and pass an assessment for each topic.

The average completion time for this qualification is six months. If you decide to progress to the ILM Level 5 Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management, the units you’ve studied for the Award count towards the bigger qualification.

The ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management provides a broader base of knowledge and skills. The guided learning hours required for this qualification are one hundred and thirty with a requirement to gain a minimum of thirteen credits and a maximum of thirty-six credits. It is common for learners to study six or seven units when studying towards the Certificate. To achieve the qualification you are required to pass an assessment for each topic (unit).

The average completion time for this qualification is nine to twelve months. If you decide to progress to the ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management, the units you’ve studied for the Certificate count towards the Diploma.

The ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management is the most comprehensive Level 5 qualification with an extensive programme of learning. It required three hundred and seventy guided learning hours and a minimum of thirty-seven credits. The average completion time for the Diploma is eighteen months.

Focus on the skills you need

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People Management

How to deal effectively with stress and conflict, manage remote workers and build excellent customer relations.

Leadership Development

Assessing your own leadership capability and performance, developing critical thinking skills and delegating authority.

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Providing Direction

Motivate and lead teams to achieve organisational goals and objectives and making strong and informed management decisions.

Innovation and Change

Foster and facilitate innovation, lead through change and build a culture of continuous improvement.

Achieve Results

Develop the skills to help you manage for efficiency and effectiveness, and manage projects that get results

Managing resources

Aligning business processes and resource usage to organisational objectives, policies and procedures.

Units for the ILM Level 5

You can study almost 60 units as part of the ILM Level 3 in Leadership and Management. Here are some of the most popular units:

  • Developing Your Leadership Styles
  • Managing for Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Developing and Leading Teams to Achieve Organisational Goals and Objectives
  • Developing Critical Thinking
  • Understanding the Skills, Principles and Practice of Effective Management Coaching and Mentoring
  • Stress and Conflict in an Organisation
  • Developing Individual Mental Toughness
  • Leading Innovation and Change
  • Managing Recruitment
  • Managing Meetings
  • Developing a Culture to Support Innovation and Improvement

What questions do you have about our ILM courses and qualifications?

Are you still putting the pieces of the puzzle together? Do you have outstanding questions as to whether our ILM courses and qualifications iare right for you or your staff? If so, our frequently asked questions page may have the answer you're looking for.

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