ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management

Subject: Leadership and Management

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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:  Distance learning (live online sessions)
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Start date:  Monthly intakes
  • Location: Anywhere

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 - 30 January 2023
  • Coaching and Mentoring - 27 February 2023
  • Developing People - 27 March 2023
  • Motivation - 20 April 2023
  • Recruitment and selection/induction - 26 May 2023
  • Stress and conflict - 27 June 2023
  • Planning change - 27 July 2023
  • Leadership and leadership styles - 30 August 2023
  • 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

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. These sessions can be booked as stand alone sessions at a cost of £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 distance learning course offers online learning allowing for home study with regular tutorial support and monthly online lectures on key topics.


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
£2,950 £165 per month

Awarding Body Fees*

ILM fees: £189

* 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”

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