ILM Level Five NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership

The ILM Level Five NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership is aimed at middle managers with responsibility for substantial programmes and resources. It develops skills in strategic planning, strategic change and business process design alongside core leadership and management abilities such as inspiring colleagues and delivering results. 

What will I study?

Mandatory units:

  • Contribute  to the development of a strategic plan
  • Design business processes
  • Manage strategic change
  • Provide leadership and management


Optional units include:

  • Managing product development and marketing
  • Recruiting staff 
  • Planning, allocating and monitoring work 
  • Building, supporting and managing a team
  • Managing grievance procedures
  • Managing a tendering process
  • Planning and managing a project
  • Leading innovation within an organisation
  • Managing a budget

How will I be assessed?

Most assessments will be work-based. An assessor will come into your workplace and observe your current practice. The assessor will guide and advise you on how to collect evidence for your portfolio. Evidence can include witness testimonies, products, documents, observations, question and answer sessions, and video or audio.

For more information about assessment, including guidance on marking, feedback and plagiarism, please refer the HE Assessment Policy and the programme spec for course-specific information.

How will the course be delivered?

It will be delivered by workplace assessment and the development of a portfolio of evidence.

All programmes are led and taught by experienced teaching staff who are vocational specialists.  They are qualified, and often have extensive experience within the industry or the sector being studied. All teaching staff meet or exceed the requirements set by the awarding institute or body.  

Entry requirements

Each candidate is assessed on their ability to perform tasks competently, and whether they have the correct knowledge and understanding to be competent at those tasks.

A typical offer for this course would ask for the entry requirements to be met, however, all offers take individual applicants’ experience and qualifications into account. 

What next?

A related course such as our ILM Level Seven NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.





Additional information


Validated by the Institute of Leadership & Management