Level 5 Diploma for Leaders and Managers

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Level 5 Diploma for Leaders and Managers

Ideal for individuals who manage teams or projects and are responsible for achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives as part of their organisation’s strategy.
  • Develop your ability to lead, motivate and inspire to drive better results.
  • Use core management techniques to provide practical leadership and operational management skills.
  • Benchmark your managerial capability against other professionals
  • Raise your professional profile within your organisation
  • Target your learning and development in complete alignment with the latest apprenticeship standards – ensuring all learning is relevant, with no gaps in knowledge.
  • Maximise candidates’ confidence and readiness for End Point Assessment.
  • Reward learner engagement and drive completion with ILM digital credentials.
This qualification has been developed in line with the latest management standards to support candidates undertaking an Operations/Departmental Manager apprenticeship.

This qualification maps fully to the ‘on-programme’ elements of the Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship Standard.

Successful completion of a full Operations/Departmental Manager apprenticeship programme, including this qualification and End Point Assessment, will take 24–30 months.

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Credit Value

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

50 - 50

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

Learners must complete all units and attain 50 credits to achieve this qualification.

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