ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management

The ILM Level 5 Award course is the perfect development opportunity for middle managers who are looking to develop their skills and experience.

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Course Facts

Duration: 4 Day/s
Assessment: Two work based assignments
Entry Requirements: Three years in a people management role advised
Accredited By:
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Course Overview

The ILM Level 5 Award 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.

This high impact ILM qualification is a multi-day programme focussed on the successful completion of work-based assignments and includes being coached to reflect on your own practice.

On the course, you will improve your ability to motivate your teams, while developing your leadership capability and management skills. You’ll assess your skills, develop action plans, and create instant change in your organisation through work-based assignments and application of learning on the job.

*Rated 4.8 out of 5 by learners on Coursecheck, TSW Training has been a trusted and established training provider of choice for 56 years.

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Who is this Course For?

ILM Level 5 Award is designed for practising middle managers and aspiring middle/senior managers in any sector. It is a great qualification for your career development and used by many as a progression to other roles.

It is the perfect course for those looking to develop their skills in people and performance management. 

Make an enquiry and one of our dedicated Learning Advisors will contact you to listen to your needs and help you find the right solutions.

What Does This Course Cover?

Our open programme courses are the courses we deliver in our venues across Wales or virtually throughout the UK. We have chosen these units as we feel the knowledge and skills they represent are the cornerstones of good leadership and management practice.

If you are looking for an in-house ILM Level 5 Award, you are able to choose the units that best suit your organisation.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, you will achieve these key learning outcomes.

Becoming an Effective Leader

In this unit, you will develop knowledge and understanding of effective leadership as required by a practising or potential middle manager. 

During the unit you shall:

  • Evaluate your own ability to use a range of leadership styles, in different situations and with different types of people, to fulfil the leadership role
  • Use theories of emotional intelligence to review the effect of emotions on your own and others’ performance
  • Review your ability to set direction and communicate this to others
  • Review your ability to motivate, delegate and empower others
  • Produce a personal development plan to improve your ability to lead

Developing and Leading Teams to Achieve Organisational Goals and Objectives

In this unit, you will develop an understanding and ability in developing and leading teams, as required by a practising or potential middle manager

During the unit you shall:

  • Assess the effectiveness of your own organisation in measuring team performance against organisational goals and objectives
  • Evaluate the role of leadership in helping teams to achieve organisational goals and objectives
  • Critically review your ability to develop and lead teams to achieve organisational goals and objectives
  • Implement changes to own leadership style to more effectively develop and lead teams

How is this Course Assessed?

TSW Training’s ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management is assessed via two written work-based assignments of approximately 2000 words, that are to be completed in your own time. 

The two assignments to complete are on the units:

  • Becoming an Effective Leader
  • Developing and Leading Teams to Achieve Organisational Goals and Objectives

At TSW we understand that writing assignments can be a daunting task, especially if someone hasn’t written anything since their school days. Whatever the levels of experience, we provide appropriate support via tutorial sessions and open communication links with tutors that ensure the highest levels of support are given.

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What are the Next Steps After This Course?

There are seven levels of ILM qualification, each designed to develop leaders and managers with different levels of experience, seniority, and role:

  • Level 2 – For Team Leaders and Team Supervisors
  • Level 3 – For Junior Managers, First Line Managers and Supervisors
  • Level 4/5 – Middle Managers
  • Level 6/7 – Senior Managers and Directors of smaller organisations
  • Level 7 – Senior Leaders, CEO’s and Directors of large divisions

View our ILM courses and qualifications.

Why Choose TSW Training for your Courses?

  • We are a leadership and management specialist training provider.
  • Management Fundamentals – Our ILM Level programmes are designed to give your people the skills, knowledge and understanding to become high performing managers that can adapt to the many challenges that face them in the workplace and beyond
  • Flexible Delivery To Suit You – ILM 5 qualifications can be delivered via our open course calendar or exclusively for your organisation (in-house ILM qualifications), online or in-person.
  • A Non-Academic Approach – We are required by ILM to cover a range of theories and models, we always ensure that our delivery allows your people to understand how to apply them in their own role and organisation. Our focus is on what we can do in the real world, not in a classroom 

Read our latest course reviews

Lots to take in but Liz made it easier to process, thank you Liz.
Owen W January 25, 2024
There is a lot of theory and it is quite intense for the four days but the delivery of the course content was amazing and very interactive despite being on teams. I have really enjoyed the course and would recommend it and the tutor to my colleagues.
Louise C January 25, 2024
Great course and a very experienced and well presented trainer.
Simon D January 25, 2024
Thoroughly enjoyable and engaging training week!
Danny G January 25, 2024
Nick was brilliant. Understood the content. Was able to give examples and help provide context around some of the theories.
Matt P September 27, 2023
I really enjoyed the course and I thought Nick was very helpful as a trainer, explaining theories and methods in a way that we could understand. I also think it was really helpful to break down the assignments and discuss the relevant material as it made the assignments not feel so overwhelming. I really enjoyed how he was able to get all of us doing our own research and present back to the group.
Larissa N September 25, 2023
Enjoyed the course
Wayne A December 17, 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed the course.
Stephen P December 16, 2022
Allows me to improve.
James T December 16, 2022
Andrew was approachable, inclusive, helpful, clear, and went with the group and individual needs.
Jessica P December 16, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

For Employees:

  • Use core management techniques to drive better results
  • Develop your ability to lead, motivate and inspire
  • Benchmark your managerial skills
  • Provide strategic leadership as well as day-to-day management

For Employers:

  • Encourage strategic thinking at this level of management to foster business improvement
  • Engage middle managers with training and development
  • Designed to provide clear, measurable benefits to career-minded professionals

There is no pre-course preparation required for this course; though TSW would encourage the learner to consider the topic areas outlined and how they relate to your organisation and experiences.

Delegates are requested to complete a pre-course questionnaire that will be handed to the tutor before the first day of the course. This ensures that the course is delivered to the highest standard and is relevant to your needs and objectives.

A recent study of 2,100 UK employees found that 43% have left a job due to a bad manager. Some of the most common challenges to management in the UK include:

  1. Communicating effectively
  2. Confronting performance issues
  3. Hiring correctly
  4. Protecting work-life balance
  5. Time management
  6. Resolving conflict
  7. Promoting teamwork
  8. Avoiding micromanagement
  9. Setting clear goals
  10. Motivating employees
  11. Promoting a positive culture
  12. Promoting accountability

The advantages of taking the ILM level 5 certificate are that it aims to enhance managerial skills, styles, and instincts to tackle the challenges outlined above.

But the influences of this level 5 course can be felt in all areas of personal and business development – from improving management confidence and increasing employability to reducing staff turnover.

Additionally, 78% of employers that have rolled out ILM training said they saw a positive return on investment.

Emotional intelligence in the workplace is the ability of leaders and managers to empathise, effectively communicate, and display self-awareness when managing their own and other’s emotions.

Growing your emotional intelligence is part of the learnings included in ILM level 5 in Leadership and Management. Not only does this allow you to mitigate conflict, but it will also help ensure you source the right talent for team growth.

Effective communication in the workplace can mitigate conflict while increasing employee engagement and efficiency. It can also develop stronger relationships with customers and your supply chain.

Developing effective communicators is one of the advantages of the ILM level 5 certificate. Then, placing these individuals into management positions can ensure your business develops a positive culture.

Personal development in management is essential for creating a positive business culture centred around improvement.

One way for managers to cultivate a supportive environment is by creating Individual development plans for workers. These are specific to each worker and feature clearly defined SMART goals.

Additionally, managers could sharpen their own skills with an ILM level 5 in Management or our wide array of training qualifications. Leading by example can stimulate development aspirations within your team.

Public Course Booking Options

This course is available on our open programme, with a calendar of virtual and classroom events. You can book a place for yourself, for an employee or for a group of staff.

Virtual Classroom
£1095 +VAT
£1095 +VAT

In-House Delivery Exclusively For Your Organisation

This course can be delivered exclusively for your organisation, in any location or virtually through Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Read more on our in-house training services.

Virtual Classroom
Price On Enquiry
Price On Enquiry

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ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management
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30th Jul 2024
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31st Jul 2024
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1st Aug 2024
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