ILM Level 5 Diploma In Leadership And Management

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 5 Diploma focuses on fundamental management principles. This course will provide the learner with the skills to contribute to developing a strategic plan, designing business processes, managing strategic change, and providing expert leadership.

Intended for middle-managers seeking the next step of their career, the ILM Level 5 Diploma is the most comprehensive qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management. Upon completing the course, the learner will be able to improve their leadership performance through action learning and will become qualified in management problem solving and leadership decision-making skills.

The ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management is suitable for employees pursuing the position of department head, project manager and middle manager. This Level 5 Qualification will help them to improve their skills and prepare them to gain senior managerial skills and responsibilities.

The qualifications comprise a broad range of units covering skills in six core areas – working with people, managing yourself and personal skills, providing direction, facilitating innovation and change, achieving results, and using resources.

The Level 5  Diploma in Leadership and Management are designed for practicing middle managers, helping them to develop their skills and experience, improve performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.  The qualifications are made up of a broad range of units covering skills in six core areas – working with people, managing yourself and personal skills, providing direction, facilitating innovation and change, achieving results, and using resources. The flexibility in unit choice allows the qualification to be tailored to meet the needs of the individual and employer.   


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 – these qualifications are designed to provide clear, measurable benefits to career-minded professionals
  • Customise these qualifications to your development needs. 

Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) is a professional body that helps people worldwide improve their leadership capabilities and advance their careers.

ILM qualifications start at Level 2 (ideal for team leaders) and go up to Level 7 (suited to senior managers, such as a CEO). The learners can achieve each level at Award, Certificate or Diploma status depending on the number of credits gained. The regulatory frameworks set qualification levels, and they broadly equate to levels of management position. They also indicate a qualification’s level of complexity. Most ILM’s qualifications are vocational and deliver the skills, knowledge and experience you need to do a job in the real world. ILM studies are very popular with individuals working in the public sector. ILM scholars can focus on Management Processes, People Management or Specialised areas such as Sales or Operations Management.

All ILM qualifications are awarded by The City and Guilds of London Institute which was founded in 1878 and is incorporated by Royal Charter. ILM course is also regulated and approved by Ofqual, the governing body for Qualifications in the UK. The learners can study any DLC Training professional training courses safe in the knowledge that upon completion of their studies, they will receive a globally recognised certificate of educational achievement.

  • A dedicated tutor for individual students to help and provide suggestions throughout the course.
  • Provide formative assessment with formative feedback will be supporting the learner to improve the achievements.
  • Our online learning platform will provide all of the assessment materials.
  • Platform independent accessibility of Online learning portal, ASML delivers the course straight to the student’s smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop through which will enable them to study at their convenience.
  • Time-constrained scenario-based assignments
  • No examinations
  • Must be 19 years of age and over
  • Substantial experience as a manager or supervisor
  • Should possess provable academic ability to complete a level 5 qualification

Successful learners can progress to a range of qualifications including

  • ILM Level 5 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBTL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBTL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.

Credit Value: Minimum 4 credits Maximum 12 credits

Rules of Combination:

  • Minimum 37 credits
  • Choice of units from Groups 1 and 2
  • Maximum of 18 credits from Group 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit
Group 1
8607-506 Managing Stress and Conflict in the Organisation 3
8607-511 Managing Projects in the Organisation 4
8607-527 Partnership Working 4
8607-503 Developing Critical Thinking 4
8607-504 Managing Individual Development 5
Group 2
8607-402 Managing Equality and Diversity in Own Area 4
8607-415 Motivating People in the Workplace 2
8607-403 Managing Risk in the Workplace 3
8607-412 Managing Meetings 3
8607-417 Managing and Implementing Change in the Workplace 6

Delivery Methods

School of Business & Technology London provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, including online learning and blended learning. Thus, learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our cutting-edge Learning Management System. Learners can interact with tutors by messaging through the SBTL Support Desk Portal System to discuss the course materials, get guidance and assistance and request assessment feedbacks on assignments.

We at SBTL offer outstanding support and infrastructure for both online and blended learning. We indeed pursue an innovative learning approach where traditional regular classroom-based learning is replaced by web-based learning and incredibly high support level. Learners enrolled at SBTL are allocated a dedicated tutor, whether online or blended learning, who provide learners with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish.

The significant difference between blended learning and online learning methods at SBTL is the Block Delivery of Online Live Sessions. Learners enrolled at SBTL on blended learning are offered a block delivery of online live sessions, which can be booked in advance on their convenience at additional cost. These live sessions are relevant to the learners' program of study and aim to enhance the student's comprehension of research, methodology and other essential study skills. We try to make these live sessions as communicating as possible by providing interactive activities and presentations.

Resources and Support

School of Business & Technology London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business & Technology London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal. Our support team liaises with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and streamline all the support processes efficiently.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of the School of Business & Technology London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

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