Course overview

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This Top Up programme is designed for those who have already achieved the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management through CAW Business School and would like to top up their qualification to a Level 5 Diploma.

You will attend two study weekends at College. These will either be in June and November OR September and March depending on the units you undertook for your Level 5 Certificate.

Key facts

  • Attendance:   Two study weekends and online learning
  • Duration:        12 months
  • Next course start date: TBC
  • Location:        Godmanchester (near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire)

Membership of the ILM

As a student undertaking this qualification you will receive free studying membership with the ILM, which gives you access to a range of invaluable tools and resources that will compliment your management training. 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

You will look at the following units on the forthcoming study weekends:

16 & 17 March 2019

  • Delegating Authority in the Workplace
  • Motivating People in the Workplace
  • Managing Customer Relations

07 & 08 September 2019

  • Solving Problems by Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Managing Communication


You will complete written assignments, written questions, reflective reviews and learning logs.

Entry requirements

You should have achieved the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management with CAW Business School and be working in a role with significant span of control and management responsibility.

Course fees

Course fees can either be paid in full before the beginning of the course, or via our ‘Pay As You Learn’ monthly payment scheme.

If you have not achieved your qualification by the planned end date detailed in your individual learning plan, you will be able to continue to receive support and access to your course by paying monthly direct debit payments until certification of your award.

Course Fees – ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management Top-Up

Full Fee Pay As You Learn
£1,295 £108 per month
If you have attended the Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management course at CAW Business School/The College of Animal Welfare you can now sign up to this course for a special price of just £895 (or £75 per month) plus awarding body fees.

Awarding Body Fees*

ILM Fees: £179

* Awarding Body Fees are payable by all students or employers and recharged at cost and may be subject to change.

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.

These are current figures 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 as a result of age, employment status, previous education achievements, or location for example, and are outside the control of The College of Animal Welfare.

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 Diploma in Leadership and Management qualification, 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.

CAW Connect

After you complete your studies with CAW Business School, you will be invited to join our alumni association, CAW Connect. CAW Connect is a social networking website and education hub which gives you the opportunity to connect with other alumni, enjoy industry discounts, make use of exclusive careers advice and resources, find new job opportunities and keep up-to-date with the latest industry news. Find out more about CAW Connect