ILM Level 5 leadership & Management Certificate



The ILM Level  5 Leadership & Management qualification explores the differences between management roles and leadership roles, preparing delegates to move into or develop their executive skills.  This qualification 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 importance of a management qualification

More and More employers are actively looking for managers who have a management qualification, a management qualification on your CV, will enhance your profile and make you stand out from the crowd.

Only 1 in 5 managers have a management qualification - an ILM Leadership and Management qualification will ensure that you get seen.

Who should attend?

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This course is designed for those aspiring to go into senior management roles and those who would like to obtain a professional management qualification.  Ideally, you should have middle management experience. 

This qualification would be most suitable for:

Senior functional managers • Regional or country managers • Heads of multiple business units within an organisation and Senior managers aspiring to senior management roles

Key Benefits of the Course and Progression

    • Develop 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

Successful learners can progress to a range of qualifications including:

ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and/or Mentoring

 ILM Level 7  Award, Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management

 An ILM level  5 Qualification can also support your career progression and promotion to higher management positions, as the qualification is seen by employers as a strong indication of your management capabilities.

Recognised qualification to access undergraduate pathway, and credit transfer at UK universities 


Course Aim

  This qualification is designed for project managers, department heads, and other practising middle managers, to develop your skills and experience, improve your performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.  The course aims to equip aspiring and middle managers with the necessary skills to prepare them for senior roles, the course explores the essential skills in building performance, effective management of human capital and strategy and vision.  Today's manager must be versatile, and be able to adapt to changing priorities and contexts, this course aims to explore the competencies that are vital to developing the 21st century manager.

Course Structure

The ILM Certificates requires that you complete 13 credits from the selection of units from group 1 & 2. 

The qualification provides for a degree of flexibility of what units you choose from depending on your mode of study, there are a wide range of units to choose, please see a selection of the units that we offer


Group 1 - Selection of units

  • Managing Improvement

    Developing Critical Thinking

    Leading Innovation and Change

    Managing Individual Development

    Managing Stress and Conflict in the Organisation

    Understanding the Organisational Environment

    Understanding Organisational Culture and Ethics

    Managing Recruitment

Group 2 - Selection of Unit

  • Planning and Leading a Complex Team Activity

    Managing Equality and Diversity in Own Area

    Delegating Authority in the Workplace

    Developing People in the Workplace

    Developing Your Leadership Styles

    Management Communication

    Managing Meetings

    Managing Marketing Activities

    Data Collection and Analysis to Justify Management Decision Making

    Motivating People in the Workplace

    Solving Problems by Making Effective Decisions in the Workplace

    Managing and Implementing Change in the Workplace

    Understanding the Organisational Culture and Context

    Understanding Work in Contemporary Society

    Developing Individual Mental Toughness



  • As part of your qualification, you will be required to complete an assessment in relation to all of the units on your programme.  ILM’s approach to assessment is to ensure that it enables you to apply and demonstrate their knowledge, skills and awareness to real-life workplace challenges.

     In order to obtain this prestigious and highly recognised qualification, you will need to complete an assessment for each unit, which is usually 1 assessment per unit.   Assessments can be taken in a variety of formats, from presentations to written reports.


Resources and Support

As part of this course you will be provided with the essential requirements for success!  You will be allocated an experienced and expert Leadership E-coach who will provide support and guidance throughout your course.  They will assist you with the completion of your assessments, providing feedback and support.  You will also be provided with access to a range of resources, both online and hard copy materials.  As part of the course you will receive complimentary ILM studying membership, the benefits of which include:

  • Complimentary subscription to Edge magazine, the Institute's leadership and management magazine
  • The Ci Zone, free access to a suite of interactive career development tools and resources.
  • The Resource Centre brings you the access to latest leadership and management thinking through a free online catalogue of e-books, business books summaries and thousands of e-journal articles.
  • The LearningZonehas over 400 digital learning resources covering essential management and leadership topics, many of which have been mapped to directly support learners on the ILM programmes.
  • Full access to the ILM Insight  – where managers, leaders, HR professionals, training experts,
  • academics and opinion-formers come to network, share advice and find hot topics and research.

What is included in the cost?

• Registration and certification

• Course materials/handbook/e-learning resources

• ILM Studying Membership

• Assessment marking and feedback on assessments

An allocated tutor who provides support and guidance throughout the course

Training days (for FAST TRACK and INTENSIVE ONLY)


The Consultants encouraged open disucssion which drew me in, and I was able to develop a good appreciation of leadership competencies;
Procurement Specialist - NAADS Uganda

“This course has really helped me to explore where I am in my career and how I can take that next big step up on the management ladder with more confidence”
Manager - Raven Housing

I see this course as being very valuable in helping me move forward, I felt stagnant in my role, and this course has helped me explore new areas of management, but also to leverage the qualification to access higher roles, I feel ready for a new challenge at work"  Manager - NHS

If you would like to deliver this programme within your company we can customise according to your needs please get in touch to discuss your needs

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FAST TRACK - 23TH to 27th JULY 2018






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