ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management

With the speed of change facing business today, the need for effective senior level leaders, who can formulate and execute business strategies to produce desired results, is seen as critical to the survival of the business. Leaders, who manage day-to-day business operations must assume a variety of key roles to achieve long term strategic business results in pursuit of profitable sales growth, increased market share, implementation of change, and the strategic alliances that will help achieve these goals.

The Level 5 Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management is designed for practising managers, helping them to develop their skills and experience, improve performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities. The qualifications are made up of a broad range of units covering skills in six core areas – working with people, managing yourself and personal skills, providing direction, facilitating innovation and change, achieving results, and using resources.


  • Develop leadership qualities, skills and commitment required
  • Be able to use leadership skills to inspire and unite an organisation
  • Motivate people and build successful teams
  • Be able to solve problems creatively and develop and sound decision-making techniques
  • Be able to generate productive and open discussions
  • Prioritise and organise work according to goals
  • Be able to improve organisational, team and individual performance with quantifiable targets
  • Implement coaching and mentoring in your organisation

Overview of ILM Units

Units Selection (Group 1 and Group 2)

Group 1

8607-501 Managing Improvement
8607-503 Developing Critical Thinking
8607-510 Managing for Efficiency and Effectiveness
8607-511 Managing Projects in the Organisation
8607-519 Developing and Leading Teams to Achieve Organisational Goals and Objectives
8607-522 Becoming an Effective Leader
8607-530 Understanding the Skills, Principles and Practice of Effective Management Coaching and Mentoring

Group 2

8607-400 Understanding the Management Role to Improve Management Performance
8607-401 Planning and Leading a Complex Team Activity
8607-414 Data Collection and Analysis to Justify Management Decision Making
8607-416 Motivating People in the Workplace
8607-417 Solving Problems by Making Effective Decisions in the Workplace

Who should attend?

  • Senior managers or those identified via organisational talent management for fast track to a senior role
  • Heads of departments
  • Senior project managers
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs