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With a comprehensive structure, our Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership gives you all the key skills and competencies you will need to become an effective middle manager. A Diploma in Management and Leadership is the benchmark qualification for full ILM membership, taking you another step towards Chartered Manager status.

What will I study?:

M4.07 - Motivating People in the Workplace M4.10 - Managing and Implementing Change in the Workplace M5.27 - Making Professional Presentations M5.46 - Developing and Leading Teams to achieve Organisational Goals and Objectives M5.30 - Improving Own Leadership Performance through Action Learning

  • Understanding the Organisational Environment
  • Managing Projects in the Organisation.


On successful completion of the programme you will have a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership and this will open up a number of progression opportunities at Level 5 and above. This will also enable you to enhance your professional status by upgrading your ILM membership.

  • Who is this course for?

    This qualification is designed for practising managers, helping them to develop their skills and experience, improve performance, improve performance and prepare for a more senior role.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Assessment is via practical work-based assignments set by ILM. You will be able to draw on your own work experience and this ensures that you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation's context. Each unit has a written assignment that has various component parts to be addressed. Don't worry if you haven't studied for a while, we can help you with study skills and how to structure your work. The management project will give you an opportunity to work on a significant project; you can link this to your workplace. You will need to be prepared to devote additional time outside class for your own research for each unit and this will help inform your assignments and hopefully make you aware of the wider issues around management and leadership.

  • General info

    All lesson slides will be accessible on the college Moodle (Virtual learning environment)and you will receive a Pathway Study Workbook for each unit studied. The college library has a good range of suitable resources both text book and e-resources and the CMI website has excellent online resources accessible to all student members.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    You should have several years experience in a leadership or management role. At level 5 this qualification is broadly equivalent to student at the first 2 years of university and it considered Higher Education. It is important that you are comfortable with the prospect of writing reports that will meet both academic and professional standards. Study support will be provided by your tutors but you will need at least Level 3 skills in English to be able to successfully completed the programme. We may ask you to submit a short piece of written work before you are offered a place to make sure that you have a good chance of succeeding.

    Interview Requirements:

    You will need to meet with a course tutor before being offered a place. Enrolment Centre will arrange this