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

Subject: Leadership and Management

 I am: an employer a student

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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.

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

Key Facts

  • Attendance: Online/virtual sessions
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start dates: Monthly intakes
  • Location: Virtual

    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:

    • Planning and allocating/team objectives/delegate - 27 September 2023
    • Briefings/presentations - 25 October 2023
    • Managing customer relations - 29 November 2023
    • Health and Safety/Discipline -  18 December 2023
    • Solving Problems - 11 January 2024
    • Manage Meetings – 25 January 2024
    • Finance – 8 February 2024
    • Coaching and Mentoring – 22 February 2024
    • Developing People – 28 March 2024
    • Motivation – 25 April 2024
    • Recruitment and Selection – 21 May 2024
    • Stress and Conflict – 18 June 2024
    • Planning Change – 25 July 2024
    • Managing Projects – 8 August 2024
    • Leadership – 22 August 2024
    • Planning and Allocating Work – 26 September 2024
    • Briefing and Presentations – 24 October 2024
    • Managing Customer Relations – 28 November 2024
    • Health and Safety / Discipline – 18 December 2024

    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 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. A CAW Loans2Learn scheme is also available, details can be found below.

If you have not achieved your qualification by the planned end date detailed in your 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 the Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management course at CAW Business School/The College of Animal Welfare has already been completed a special price of just £895 (or £75 per month) plus awarding body fees is applied.

 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.

The CAW Loans2Learn scheme is a personal loan that can help you to spread the cost of your course into manageable payments. The loan can be used to fully or partially cover your course fees (but does not cover any awarding body fees, such as enrolment and examination fees). Please contact us for more information.


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 CAW Business School.

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


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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