ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management

Subject: Leadership and Management

Employers Students

This ILM Level 5 qualification is designed for those within your organisation that are currently working in supervisory or middle managerial roles that are looking to progress into senior management within the workplace.

Free studying memberships with the ILM is included which will provide access to a range of tools and resources to help get the most from the formal training provided.

Key Facts

  • Attendance: Two study weekends and online learning
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start date:  March and September  OR  June and November * (exact dates TBC)
  • Location:  Study days take place at our Godmanchester centre (Near Huntingdon)

*Please note that different units will be covered at each weekend.

Leadership and Management Webinars

We're excited to share that there is a new series of Leadership and Management webinars focused on developing leadership and management skills for those managing a team. As a busy manager it can be hard to find time to do all the things that need to be done, let alone find the time to think about how best to manage your team. However, even a few simple changes can make the biggest of differences. During this series we will be taking a look at the following key areas:

  • Manage meetings - 27 January 2022
  • Coaching and Mentoring - 17 February 2022
  • Developing People - 28 March 2022
  • Motivation - 28 April 2022
  • Recruitment and selection/induction - 19 May 2022
  • Stress and conflict - 30 June 2022
  • Planning change - 28 July 2022
  • Leadership and leadership styles - 30 August 2022
  • Planning and allocating/team objectives/delegate - 23 September 2022
  • Briefings/presentations - 25 October 2022
  • Managing customer relations - 28 November 2022
  • Health and Safety/Discipline - 19 December 2022

All webinars will run from 9am – 1.30pm and will be recorded so you can re-watch them at a time convenient to you, or catch up if you missed them. You will also receive a certificate of attendance for your CPD records. They cost £55 each. To book a place click here!

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements to work towards this qualification. However, your staff member should be in a leadership role with a significant span of control and management responsibilities. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the assessment demands and how they can be catered for within your current workplace.

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.

There is a choice of which two study weekends to attend. However they must be six months apart to give the required credits to achieve the qualification i.e. either March and September OR June and November. This allows units to be selected that are best suited.

Please note: Completion of two study weekends and the required assignments leads to the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management. Completion of all four study weekends and assessments lead to the ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. Therefore enrolment directly onto the Level 5 Diploma may be considered.

Study weekend content content (June and November)


  • Understanding Conflict Management in the Workplace
  • Understanding Stress Management in the Workplace
  • Understanding Recruitment and Selection of New Staff in the Workplace
  • Understanding Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Managing Recruitment
  • Managing Stress and Conflict in the Organisation


  • Setting Objectives in the Workplace
  • Understanding Discipline in the Workplace
  • Understanding Leadership
  • Planning and Allocating Work
  • Developing and Leading Teams to Achieve Organisational Goals and Objectives
  • Assessing Your Own Leadership Capability and Performance


Study weekend content (March and September)


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


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


Course units are assessed by written assignments, written questions, reflective reviews and learning logs.

Course Fees

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

If your employee has not achieved your qualification by the planned end date detailed in their individual learning plan, continued support and course access is available by paying monthly direct debit payments until certification is achieved.

Course Fees

Full Fee Pay As You Learn
£1,864 £155 per month

If the ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management at CAW Business School has already been undertaken fees are reduced to a special rate of £1,295 (£108 per month).

If employment is in a veterinary practice this course can be signed up to for a special price of just £1,313 (or £109 per month) plus awarding body fees and also a year’s free Veterinary Management Group (VMG) membership included!


Awarding Body Fees*

ILM fees: £143

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


A level 5 Operations / Departmental Manager Apprenticeship is now available

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 CAW Business School.

What Next?

ILM management courses are well-respected and nationally recognised.

Upon completion of the Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management, depending on management experience your team member could become a Member (MInstLM) or Fellow Member (FInstLM) of the ILM.

You may wish to encourage your team member to top up their qualification to the Level 5 Diploma or look at taking a related qualification such as coaching and mentoring.


What our Business School students say:

“I have enjoyed learning new skills and applying some of these to my current job”
“The tutors are very helpful and supportive and provide me with regular reviews on my progress”
“The course fits around my everyday work making this easy to complete”
“The tutors are extremely helpful and always manage to find time to provide support and answer any queries”

“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, ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management

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