Course overview

Awarded by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), this qualification is ideal if you are currently working in a supervisory or middle managerial role and are looking to progress into senior management and raise your profile in your organisation.

You will develop your ability to lead, motivate and inspire people and use core management techniques to achieve results and facilitate innovation and change.

ILM qualifications are respected by employers around the world, providing you with excellent career prospects.

Key facts

  • Attendance:   Two study weekends and online learning
  • Duration:        12 months
  • Start date:      4/5 June 2016 or November 2016
  • Location:         Godmanchester (Cambridgeshire)

Study days

04 June 2016 – Managing conflict and stress in the organisation
05 June 2016 – Managing Recruitment

November 2016 TBC – Developing and leading teams to achieve organisational goals and objectives
November 2016 TBC – Assessing own leadership capability and performance

Membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)

As a student on this programme you will receive free studying membership with the ILM which will give you access to a range of invaluable tools and resources. Studying memberships lasts for the length of your programme or a minimum of six months.

Free resources include:

  • Learning Zone: an online toolkit with access to hundreds of management e-learning materials
  • Resource centre: browse and download thousands of management books and magazines
  • Business book summaries: overviews of more than 700 top business books
  • Edge online: the latest management news and exclusive articles direct to your inbox
  • Networking and events: specialist management events held across the UK and Ireland

Course content

This blended learning course offers a combination of online learning and study days allowing for home study with regular tutorial support and college-based lectures on key topics.

You will complete the following units:

  • Managing conflict and stress in the organisation
  • Managing recruitment
  • Developing and leading teams to achieve organisational goals and objectives
  • Assessing own leadership capability and performance


Each unit is assessed by a written assignment, written questions and reflective reviews.

Entry requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements to undertake this programme however you must be working in a role with significant span of control and management responsibility. If you would like to discuss whether you can meet the assessment demands please contact us.

Course fees

We offer two different payment options; our ‘Annual Fee Scheme’ or our ‘Pay as You Learn’ monthly payment scheme. Details on both of these payment options can be found here. Sources of financial help can be found on our student finance page.

Before making any financial decision it is recommended that you seek advice from an independent source, for example the Money Advice Service.

£1,250 (or £95 per month on our Pay as You Learn Scheme) plus £126 awarding body fees*.

Unfortunately this programme is not available to overseas learners.

* Awarding Body Fees are recharged at cost and may be subject to change.

The differences in course fees reflect the level of funding that is available as a result of government policies and priorities. These may be the result of age, employment status, previous education achievements or location for example, and are outside the control of CAW Business School. These are current figures and may be subject to change.

What next?

This is a well-respected qualification that will be a professional addition to your CV and stand you in good stead when applying for managerial or supervisory positions. Upon completion of the Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management, depending on your management experience you could become a Member (MInstLM) or Fellow Member (FInstLM) of the ILM.

This professionally recognised qualification will provide you with solid leadership and managerial skills, allowing you to make management decisions and confidently lead other staff members.

You may wish to undertake further higher qualifications in leadership and management or look at taking a related qualification such as coaching and mentoring.


“I have found the Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management invaluable. The support and encouragement offered by the staff is brilliant and the blended learning allows me to plan my studies around my work commitments.  The study weekends are filled with informative and well structured sessions, Emma is an excellent lecturer, and these weekends offer a great opportunity to network with others in a simulated role.  I would strongly recommend this course to anyone in, or progressing to, a management role”.

Holly Cooper, Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management