Level 5 Diploma for Operational Leaders & Managers

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The Level 5 Diploma is designed for Operational or Departmental Leaders and Managers who manage teams and/or projects and are responsible for achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives as part of their organisation’s strategy.

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Results for you
  • Drive your own personal and professional development to ensure performance and growth 
  • Develop strong communication skills, which build effective relationships and enables results  
  • Develop your skills in managing individuals and teams while empowering others to succeed in their individual roles and shared objectives  
  • Develop your communication business planning skills to effectively share strategy and plans 
  • Develop your operational planning and management skills, understanding the use of technology and data to support and deliver plans 
  • Develop your financial planning skills and ability to manage budgets  
  • Develop your project planning skills in order to plan projects, recognise and overcome barriers while making decisions  
Benefits to the organisation
  • Leaders and managers who have a full breadth and depth of leadership and management practice 
  • Leaders and managers who have developed skills in line with national standards 
  • Leaders and managers who can provide, create and deliver operational or departmental plans and strategies which drive results  
  • Leaders and managers who have established deep knowledge and proven competency in their Leadership and Management skills  
  • Fully flexible units: use the units as stand-alone programmes or for continuous professional development, allowing you to be responsive to business needs and focus on specific topics 
  • Use all the units for delivery of the Level 5 Operations or Departmental Manager Apprenticeship with full coverage of the Standard 
  • Maintain staff motivation: learners will receive a certificate for all completed units, recognising their achievement   
  • Measurable results: workplace-based assessment ensures new skills are effectively transferred to your business   
  • 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. 

The Diploma for Operational Leaders and Managers is unit-based, giving you full flexibility to identify the areas of development specific to your own work context and of particular interest and relevance.  It provides a comprehensive and complete toolkit for Operational Leaders and Managers.

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