ILM Leadership and Management Level 5 Certificate Classroom
The ILM Level 5 (equivalent to 2nd year at degree level) in Leadership and Management is an accredited qualification (City and Guilds of London Institute) which is recognised and valued on a worldwide basis. This Certificate is specifically aimed at senior managers who have substantial people management and budgetary responsibility. It includes units that will further enhance your abilities as a Leader and Manager to give you the confidence to adopt and implement proven management/leadership practices and techniques. .
You will attend live lessons virtually via Zoom or Teams – this means that you will get the benefit of full teacher and fellow student interaction but from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
You will study a minimum of 3 topics and these will be published in the course factsheet. The following are some of the available units:
Leading innovation and change – You will analyse the difference between Innovation and Change, and establish the importance of change management in current practices. You will identify how change and innovation is created linking to organisational strategy, and you will identify a change/innovative idea to be implemented in your own area of responsibility – managing the process from start to finish
Assessing your own leadership capability to improve performance – You will assess and analyse the leadership practices and techniques adopted by your management and yourself. This will link closely to leadership and management theory, and will include recommendations for improvement in order to motivate and communicate effectively with your teams.
Principles of coaching and mentoring – You will learn about the methods of Coaching and Mentoring, identifying the differences between each. You will analyse the benefits of these methods within leadership and management, whilst considering the barriers that a manager/leader may face
Managing individual development – You will learn about performance gap analysis linking to organisational strategy, and identify how the development of individuals within your team should link to strategy. You will then analyse gaps in performance and develop a plan that will minimise any gaps identified and ensure that objectives are achieved.
Managing recruitment – You will explain the role and relevance of human resource planning in your own organisation. You will also assess the impact of legal requirements on human resource planning in the organisation. You will then assess the impact of organisational policies and procedures on human resource planning in the organisation and you will Implement the recruitment process in own area of responsibility, ensuring all procedures are followed and necessary records are kept in line with legal and organisational requirements.
Managing Meetings – You will develop your understanding and ability to manage meetings as required by a practising or potential middle manager. You will learn about the different types and purpose of meetings, how to ensure that meetings are as effective as possible to ensure that objectives are achieved. You will also learn about how to control meetings and develop your assertiveness and negotiation skills plus more.
Managing and implementing change in the workplace – you will learn how to effectively manage and implement change in the workplace and understand the issues faced by staff when change is introduced.
Understanding the management role to improve performance – You will be able to demonstrate your understanding of the middle management role and be able to plan your own development. You will cover:
Goals and objectives, specific roles and responsibilities of the middle manager, interpersonal and communication skills plus their barriers along with much more..
Managing your own continuing professional development – You will be able to take personal responsibility for managing your own development by:
- Being able to review your own personal and work-related development experiences, aims, objectives and priorities
- Being able to undertake and evaluate planned development activities
- Being able to review and reflect on your own learning and its effect on workplace performance
This qualification is designed for project managers, department heads, and other practising middle managers. Develop your skills and experience, improve your performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities. This qualification will help you to really get to grips with your role, gain comprehensive business knowledge, and develop the technical skills you need to lead effectively at this level.
There are no real entry requirements to this course though we will check that you are in an appropriate position to be able to fulfil some of the assessment requirements. We will also check that you have had a good level of experience either within leadership/management and/or studied on a leadership/management qualification (or equivalent) prior.
An informal telephone conversation or email will usually suffice to ensure that this qualification is suitable for you.
Start date: TBC
Finish date: TBC
The course is planned for 26 consecutive weeks, each lesson is 2 hours in duration and planned for evenings starting at 18.30 and finishing at 20.30
It is suggested that you allocate at least 3 hours per week for your study to ensure that you progress through the course at a reasonable rate.