ILM Level 5 - Certificate in Leadership & Management

Course Information

  • Course Code: EC221
  • Duration: 12 weeks x 3.5 hours
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study mode: Part Time
  • Price: £850.00

Start Dates

  • Monday, 01 November 2021
  • Monday, 10 January 2022
  • Monday, 21 February 2022
  • Monday, 07 March 2022
  • Monday, 25 April 2022

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

The ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) recognises that all organisations are different; their qualifications are designed with the in-built flexibility to adapt to meet employers' diverse staff development needs. The unique unit-based qualifications structure gives employers the freedom to select from an array of optional units, to build programmes that deliver the specific skills and knowledge required from their colleagues.

Benefits for individuals

  • 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
  • Raise your profile in your organisation.

Benefits for employers

  • 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.
What will I study?

Developing & Leading Teams to Achieve Organisational Goals & Objectives

By undertaking this unit, students will better understand the importance of leading teams to achieve organisational goals and objectives, concepts of authority and power; responsibility and accountability, differences between managing in public, private and voluntary sectors, processes of delegation and empowerment, factors influencing behaviour at work; theories of motivation and their application to individuals, including incentives and rewards, strategies to encourage managed risk-taking and to learn from failure and the characteristics and behaviours associated with initiative, leadership, creativity and innovation, and how to foster them.  You’ll also learn how to develop and lead teams and techniques to review own performance, such as peer review and 360° feedback.


Managing Stress and Conflict in the Organisation

Understand the effectiveness of own organisation in dealing with workplace stress and conflict and learn how to improve the management of workplace stress and conflict in own area of responsibility.


Understanding the Management Role to Improve Performance

Understand the specific responsibilities of middle managers in enabling an organisation to achieve its goals, how communication and interpersonal skills affect managerial performance in the workplace and assess personal development opportunities to improve own managerial performance.


Making Professional Presentations

By undertaking this course you’ll learn how to plan a professional presentation, deliver a professional presentation and evaluate own ability to make professional presentations


Leading Innovation & Change

Understand the need for innovation and change management within an organisation, propose innovative solutions to improve organisational performance and lead and manage change within an organisation.


Managing Improvement

Understand the effectiveness of the organisation and own ability to manage and improve quality to meet customer requirements and plan and implement projects to meet, and if possible exceed, customer requirements


Making a Financial Case

Understand financial concepts used to inform management decisions and be able to make a financial case to inform a management decision.


Managing Individual Development

By undertaking this unit, students will better understand how to evaluate individual performance in an organisation and implement a personal development plan, for an individual in an organisation.


Managing Recruitment

Understand human resource planning and be able to plan and implement recruitment in line with legal and organisational requirements.


Managing Projects in the Organisation

Be able to manage a project in an organisation and be able to evaluate own ability to manage a project.


Students are permitted to start the full Level 5 Diploma at any start date above, if the start date is post September 2021, you’ll return to complete the course by finishing units in the next academic year.


Full Certificates available on Mondays as follows:

  • 13th September 2021 to 1st March 2022
  • 1st November 2021 to 28th March 2022
  • 21st February to 13th June 2022
  • 7th March to 27th June 2022
  • 25th April to September 2022 (Date to be confirmed with a break for Summer)
  • 16th May 2022 to November 2022 (Date to be confirmed with a break for Summer)


Courses are delivered from 5.30pm to 9.00pm on Mondays other than College holidays.  



Leading Lancashire Funding (available for units finishing by 31st May 2022):

To be eligible for the funding you need to be:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Employed 
  • Work for a Lancashire based SME.  ‘Lancashire’ means based in a Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen or Blackpool postcode area.  An SME (Small, Medium Enterprise) is an enterprise with less than 250 employees and a turnover of less than 50m euro’s

Please note that the tuition for these courses will be fully funded but students will be expected to pay their own Registration Fees, Book fees & Membership fees (where applicable).  Fees are specific to each course and can be confirmed on application.  Fees range between £100 & £750 depending on course(s) chosen.   

If you’d be interested in attending the course by this funding method, we’d need the following information, per person:  Name, home address, email address, mobile number, age, company name & address:  and Company Registration Number (if you have one), we’ll then assess eligibility and we can move forward from there.



Entry Requirements

Candidates would normally have completed the ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management and/or be employed in a managerial role. An informal discussion with the Programme Leader is recommended to ensure that the qualification meets individual needs.



How will I be assessed?

All assessment methodologies are work-related and designed to provide individual development and direct organisational benefits.

What can I do next?

See our other ILM courses available on our website.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email