This qualification recognised by the Institute of Leadership & Management is aimed at project managers, department heads, other practicing middle managers and those preparing for senior management roles. The course will develop core managerial techniques in order to drive better results and also enhance your ability to lead and contribute to the success of your organisation. 

We are now able to offer this Distance Learning course to candidates based outside the UK.

In order to achieve the ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management you will need to complete two Level 5 units. Each unit will be assessed by an assignment that you will complete in your own time that will develop and demonstrate your knowledge and understanding in that unique area.  You can then add extra units to achieve either the Certificate or the Diploma.

Qualification Information


Level: Award

Credit Value: 6 - 12 Credits

Structure: Our course is made up of 2 Level 5 units with further detail given below:


The first of the two units will be:

  • 8607-522 Becoming an Effective Leader


For the second unit you can chose to complete one of the following:

  • 8607-501 Managing Improvement

  • 8607-504 Leading Innovation & Change

  • 8607-510 Managing for Efficiency & Effectiveness

  • 8607-511 Managing Projects in the Organisation

  • 8607-520 Assessing own Leadership Capability & Performance



Each of the 2 units will require the learner to complete a 2500 word piece of written work to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding that area of Leadership & Management.


Benefits for individuals

  • Use core management techniques to drive better results

  • Develop your ability to lead, motivate and inspire

  • Provide strategic leadership as well as day-to-day management

  • Benchmark your managerial skills

  • Raise your profile in your organisation.


Benefits for employers

  • Encourage strategic thinking at this level of management to foster business improvement

  • Engage middle managers with training and development – this qualification is designed to provide clear, measurable benefits to career-minded professionals

  • Customise this qualification to your development needs.



This qualification will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications including:

  • ILM Level 5 Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management

  • ILM Level 6 Award in Leadership & Management

Need more information?

For more information on the ILM Level 5 Qualifications in Leadership & Management visit the ILM Website or view the ILM Qualification Card.

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