Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management

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Who is this qualification for?

The ILM Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management is ideal for managers moving into a middle management position, who still retain responsibility for operational processes but are more removed from day to day line management duties. The qualification develops the knowledge and skills required to take on higher level responsibilities such as planning and implementing change. This qualification forms part of the ILM Level 4 Management Apprenticeship.

Results for you

  • Develop your core leadership skills
  • Take charge of your personal and professional development
  • Get the skills to be able to plan and implement an operational plan
  • Improve your working relationships
  • Get a recognised qualification for your personal development.

Impact for your employer

  • Middle managers with proven skills in operational management
  • Managers who can assess and manage their personal and professional development
  • 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. The first unit looks at personal and professional development, helping the learner to identify their development needs and plan how to fulfil them. The second unit delves into the theory of leadership and also provides practical application of how to inspire and engage individuals. In the third unit learners develop and implement an operation plan. And the final mandatory unit helps the learner to develop their working relationships with key stakeholders.

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

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53 credits to achieve qualification. 17 credits from mandatory units (300, 400-402), minimum of 20 credits from Group 1 (301, 305-311, 313-315, 403-417, 500-501, 505-507) and maximum of 16 credits from Group 2 (317-318, 322-325, 418-425). Min of 40 credits through completion of Level 4 units or abov

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