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 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:

  • Navigating Change: Strategies for effective change management - Thursday 25 July 2024
  • Project Management and Business Improvement Techniques - Thursday 8 August 2024
  • Leading with Efficiency and Effectiveness: Navigating team dynamics - Thursday 22 August 2024
  • Operational Excellence: Management and objective setting - Thursday 26 September 2024
  • Impactful Briefings and Presentations - Thursday 24 October 2024
  • Self-Growth in a Professional World: A webinar on personal development - Wednesday 13 November 2024
  • Understanding and Managing Finances - Wednesday 11 December 2024
  • Mastering Meetings: Effective meeting management - Wednesday 15 January 2025
  • Decoding Problems: Effective techniques for problem solving - Wednesday 12 February 2025

All webinars will run from 9.30am – 12.30pm 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. These sessions can be booked as stand alone sessions at a cost of £20+VAT 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 Annual Pay As You Learn
£3,540 £2,375 at the start of the programme, and £1,165 at the start of year 2 £208 per month

Awarding Body Fees*: £235

* 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.

This course is eligible for the Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) Funding. Read more here.

What Next?

The ILM Level 5 qualification will be a professional addition to your team member's CV and stand them in good stead when applying for managerial or supervisory positions. Depending on their management experience, upon completion of the ILM Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification, your team member could become a Member (MIoL) or Fellow Member (FInstLM) of the Institute of Leadership.

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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