ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management (Top Up for Certificate Holders)

Subject: Leadership and Management

Employers Students

This ILM Level 5 qualification 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.

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 dates: TBC
  • Location:  Study days take place at our Godmanchester centre (Near Huntingdon)

    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 9.30am – 1pm 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

The ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management with CAW Business should already have been achieved and employment in a role with significant span of control and management responsibility is required.

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.

The units undertaken will depend upon which weekend being attended and previous units studied.


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.

Full Fee Pay As You Learn
£1,295 £108 per month


If employment is in a veterinary practice (or the Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management course has already been undertaken with CAW) sign up to this course is available for a special price of just £895 (or £75 per month) plus awarding body fees and a year’s free Veterinary Management Group (VMG) membership is also received!


 Awarding Body Fees*

ILM fees: £184

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

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”

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