Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership

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Who is this qualification for?

The ILM Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership is aimed at middle managers with responsibility for substantial programmes and resources. It develops skills in strategic planning, strategic change and business process design alongside core leadership and management abilities such as inspiring colleagues and delivering results. This qualification forms part of the ILM Level 5 Management Apprenticeship.

Results for you 

  • Develop your set of essential leadership skills
  • Learn how to manage strategic change
  • Develop skills in business processes that could improve your organisation’s effectiveness
  • Get a recognised qualification for your personal development.

Impact for your employer

  • Proactive middle managers comfortable with change
  • A broad selection of optional units to tailor the qualification to suit your organisations’ learning and development needs
  • Promote a culture of organisational learning and development.

Focus on the skills you need

Learners take four mandatory units in this qualification. Two build skills in strategy - strategic planning and strategic change - the third unit looks at developing and evaluating business processes. And the fourth unit develops further core skills in leadership and management.

Learners can then work with their employer and training provider to find the best-fit from the other units offered in the qualification.

Full qualification details


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Credit Value

The range of credits a learner must undertake to gain this qualification

53 - 53

Details of the qualification, learning time involved and criteria a learner must satisfy

53 credits to achieve this qualification. 22 credits from mandatory units (400, 500-502), a minimum of 23 credits from Group 1 (401-404, 406-417 503-508, 708-710) and a maximum of 8 credits from Group 2 (418-425). Minimum of 30 credits must be achieved through completion of units at Level 5 or above

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