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ILM NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership

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A popular choice for online leadership training, the ILM Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership qualification is aimed at those professional middle managers whose roles cross all occupations and sectors of employment, specifically for those whose job role includes: managing business processes, developing and implementing operational plans, planning and implementing organizational change and managing finance. Upon completion, this Diploma in Management Level 5 qualification formally recognises and allows the candidate to demonstrate and quantify their competency at a managerial level which is reflected against the new Qualification Credit Framework (QCF).

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Diploma Course Structure

This Level 5 Management distance learning course gains a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) qualification and as such requires that the candidate provides a written account of their work and responsibilities and provide documentary evidence to support this.

To gain this Level 5 Diploma in Management, you must complete 4 mandatory units, amounting to 22 credits, and a choice of optional units, with a minimum total of 53 credits. The mandatory and a sample of the optional units for this qualification are detailed below; further additional optional units are available upon request.

If you want to develop Level 5 Leadership and Level 5 Management skills, then our Level 5 Management Diploma is the perfect choice.


ILM Management Level 5

Mandatory Diploma Units

ILM Level 5 Management Diploma Mandatory course units

  • Contribute to the development of a strategic plan
  • Design business processes
  • Manage strategic change
  • Provide leadership and management

Optional Diploma Units

ILM Level 5 Management Diploma optional course units

  • Promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion across an organisation
  • Develop and manage collaborative relationships with other organisations
  • Manage a tendering process
  • Manage physical resources
  • Manage strategic marketing activities
  • Manage a budget
  • Conduct quality audits
  • Manage a project
  • Manage redundancy and redeployment
  • Recruitment, selection and induction
  • Manage business risk

Cheryl Watson



Cheryl Watson
Management Assessor


This NVQ Level 5 Management qualification is competence-based. This means that it is linked to a person’s ability to competently perform a range of tasks connected with their work.

Assessment is by production of a professional portfolio which comprises of a number of ILM approved units. These are matched to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and are greatly simplified by our online e-learning platform. The candidate submits these electronically to their designated Assessor/Tutor for assessment and subsequent feedback.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal requirements but candidates need to be an experienced, practicing middle manager who is able to demonstrate both theoretical and practical competence in the workplace to a national standard in key areas.

A personal skill scan conducted by our assessment team, will ensure that your current job role lends itself to the demands of the National Standards at the preferred level.


The cost of the course is £1795.00+VAT (VAT UK Only) Should you wish to pay in full by card you will get the rate of £1615.00+VAT. Use code PIF10 or call +44 (0)1472 240112


Institute of Leadership and Management (Upon application).
Chartered Management Institute (Upon application)

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Free Resources

As a practicing manager, you may want a solid foundation for formal development of leadership and management, and this course may be the perfect choice. At SVT, we know how choosing the right course is an important decision, so below you can find a list of mandatory key components that will make up your diploma, plus a list of optional units that will tailor the course specifically to your circumstances.