ILM Leadership and Management Level 5 Diploma Online
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ILM Leadership and Management Level 5 Diploma Online

Course Information

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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 Diploma covers a wide range of topics that are specifically aimed at senior managers who have substantial people management and budgetary responsibility. This programme has been devised by a practising senior leader/manager to cover some of the main strategic people management and organisational issues that we face when we lead.

Getting the right mix of inspirational leadership and effective management skills and practices can have a significant impact on your own performance and your organisational performance in terms of profit, sales, growth and survival

It is for this reason that the programme has been designed to include units that will further enhance your abilities as a Leader and Manager and to give you the confidence to adopt and implement proven management/leadership practices and techniques. The course is flexible to allow you to study wherever you like, at a time to suit you as long as you have internet connection!

You will study a minimum of 8 topics as follows:

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.

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 individual development –

You will learn how to develop your own ability to be able to manage individual development as required by a practising or potential middle manager. This will involve being able to evaluate individual performance in an organisation and being able to devise and implement a personal development plan for an individual within your team.

Understanding the skills, principles and practice of effective coaching and mentoring – 

You will learn and understand the role and contribution of coaching and mentoring to individuals and organisations. You will also make a case for using management coaching and mentoring in your organisation. This will involve understanding the role of a coach/mentor, learning about the skills, tools and techniques required to be an effective coach/mentor, and also being able to evaluate the effectiveness of coaching and mentoring.

Management Communication – 

You will develop your understanding and ability to communicate effectively, as required by a practising or potential middle manager. You will learn the importance of effective communication and develop your communication skills in order to be a more effective manager.

This great value course includes:

8 x ILM accredited units/topics of study

A series of videos and lessons for your selected units of study.

8 x E workbook (one for for each unit), to work through in conjunction with the videos and lessons

ILM student registration and assessment

ILM Award qualification certificate


8 x Assignment guides and video tutorials

1 x Harvard Referencing guide and video tutorial

Course Delivery


Entry Requirements

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.

Course Duration

As you are studying this course online you can study at a pace that suits you – though the maximum amount of time you can study for is 3 years (this is in line with your ILM registration)

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.

We estimate that you could complete this course in 17 months though this depends on your learning pace and the amount of time you have available.

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