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ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management – Managing Your Own Continuing Development


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ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management – Managing Your Own Continuing Development

The ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management is designed for practising middle managers, helping them to develop their skills and experience, improve performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.

The Programme

Our unique approach to the Certificate in Leadership and Management consists of a tailored learning programme designed to enable students to take personal responsibility for managing their own development. This involves increasing their understanding and stimulating their insights into leadership and management as it relates to their own situation. The aim is to enhance their leadership and management performance and that of their organisation.

This programme is the entry level for our unique Executive Coaching method of delivering qualifications, usually reserved for postgraduate, Level 7 studies. Students work with a coach to develop a personal development plan (PDP), based on an analysis of the challenges arising from their organisation, their strengths and the development areas that arise. They then work on their PDP over the remaining months of the programme, interacting with their coach and reflecting on progress and achievements on a monthly basis. Then, at the end of the process, they evaluate the impacts on their knowledge and capabilities on their organisation of the delivery of the plan. These plans, reflections and evaluations form the basis of the assessment.

Progression Routes

This qualification will provided progression to other qualifications including the BA Business & Enterprise at Edinburgh Napier University. and ILM Level 7 qualifications in Leadership & Management.

Course Structure/Layout

  Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management  
Credit Value 15 Credits  
Duration 6 months  
Attendance Method Blended delivery
including executive coaching
Delivery includes:

  • Six months personal development and executive coaching
  • Online learning
  • Analysis of leadership and management development needs
  • Agreement of personal development plan
  • Submission, delivery and evaluation of plan and impact on the organisation.
Structure Induction
One unit:

  • Managing your own CPD
Assessment Personal Development Plan
Costing £1,650 (inc. VAT)
Entry Requirements There are no specific entry requirements but participants will normally be either practising or aspiring middle managers with the opportunity to meet the assessment demands. They will normally be expected to be able to demonstrate this through holding some form of leadership and / or qualification at level 3 or above.

Further Information

What benefits might I expect from the programme

For you

  • Use core management techniques to drive better results
  • Develop your ability to lead, motivate and inspire
  • Provide strategic leadership as well as day-to-day management
  • Benchmark your managerial skills
  • Develop your capabilities in a way that is tailored to your needs
  • Raise your profile in your organisation

For your employer

  • Encourage strategic thinking at this level of management to foster business improvement
  • Engage middle managers with training and development – this qualification is designed to provide clear, measurable benefits to career-minded professionals
  • Customise this qualification to your development needs and the needs of your organisation
  • Gain impacts that can help improve your organisation’s performance


For information on any aspect of the programme or to make an application, contact 0845 890 2549 or email