Level 5 QCF NVQ in Management

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Leadership capability, business acumen and practical management skills

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed for experienced managers – choose this if you both manage other managers and have some responsibility for developing and implementing strategy in your area of the organisation. Show you have what it takes to succeed at this level and prepare for more management responsibility.
Results for you

• Step back, review your working practices, identify improvements
• Plan, implement, monitor and review operational plans
• Lead people through change – plan for change, set up a communications strategy
• Maintain, monitor, review and improve working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders
• Close skills gaps, build specialist business knowledge, learn new management tools and techniques
Impact for your employer

• Managers with proven competence in the role
• A broad range of optional units – tailor this qualification to your organisation’s learning and development needs
• Units range from general management skills to more specialist areas, such as managing tendering processes
• Promote a culture of organisational learning and development

Focus on the skills you need

Take the four mandatory units that form the core of this qualification:

• Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility
• Provide leadership and direction for own area of responsibility
• Plan change in own area of responsibility
• Work productively with colleagues and stakeholders

Then, work with your employer and training provider to find the best fit from a wide range of other skills-focused units.

Full qualification details


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Credit Value

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

38 -

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

There are 2 unit groups. 1 hour of induction and at least 2 hours tutorial support are required. A minimum of 38 credits (a minimum of 15 credits from group 2 and a maximum of 13 credits at Level 4 from group 2) are required to achieve this qualification.

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