ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management

The ILM Level 5 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 Level 5 qualification is a multi-day programme focussed on successfully completing work-based assignments and includes being coached to reflect on your own practice.

During 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 organisational change through work-based assignments and applying learning on the job.

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Course Facts

Duration: 4 Day/s
Course Price: From £1095
Entry Requirements: Three years in a people management role advised
Assessment: Work based assignments
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Upcoming Course Dates

04 Nov 2024
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ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management
Duration: 4 sessions
£1095
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Day 2:
5th Nov 2024
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16:30 pm
Day 3:
6th Nov 2024
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16:30 pm
Day 4:
7th Nov 2024
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16:30 pm

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ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management Course Information

Everything you need to know about TSW’s ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management course. Click on any of the titles to find out more and take you closer to booking your place.

ILM Level 5 is designed for practising middle managers and aspiring middle/senior managers in any sector. It is a great qualification for career development and is used by many organisations to develop their management and leadership capabaility.

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

When investing in ILM courses, you are faced with several choices.

The first choice is whether you wish to study an award (shortest qualification), certificate or diploma (longest qualification). Once you have decided on this, you must find a training course with the necessary content.

Units in this qualification fall into seven broad areas, they are:

Working with people

A range of units, including how to deal effectively with stress and conflict, manage remote workers, build excellent customer relations

Managing yourself and your personal skills

Including units that focus on assessing your own leadership performance, and developing critical thinking
Providing direction Such as leading teams to achieve organisational goals and objectives, and making strong and informed management decisions.
Facilitating innovation and change For example, build a culture of continued improvement, and lead people through change
Achieving results Such as managing for efficiency and effectiveness, and managing projects that get results
Using resources Including managing facilities and managing information

Our Public Courses (For individuals or small groups of learners)

TSW provides the ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management. This is the most accessible route to gaining the level 5 qualification, with just four days of learning delivery and two short assignments.

Our open programme courses are the courses we deliver in our venue 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.

The units and content you will cover in our ILM 5 award course are:

  • The key responsibilities of the leadership role
  • A range of leadership theories and different leadership styles these illustrate
  • Dispersed Leadership
  • How to evaluate the appropriateness of different leadership styles in the context of own responsibilities
  • The importance of being able to use a repertoire of leadership styles in different situations and with different people
  • The concept of emotional intelligence as developed by different theorists and how it applies to the leadership role
  • The importance of understanding one’s own strengths and limitations
  • Using and interpreting different techniques to identify their own characteristics, strengths and limitations
  • The importance of continuous self-development and how to identify opportunities to develop oneself in the leadership role
  • The importance of leaders displaying confidence and self-assurance and to do this by playing to own strengths and showing a readiness to take calculated risks
  • Social awareness
  • Relationship management
  • The characteristics of self-leadership
  • The role that effective communication plays in conveying overall vision and goals and how to win and maintain the commitment of teams and individuals to these
  • Effective techniques for:
    • communicating both directly and indirectly with teams and individuals
    • persuading
    • negotiating
  • How to select communication, persuasion and negotiation skills appropriate to different situations and people
  • How to develop vision and goals for significant projects or programmes of work
  • The importance of being aware of and analysing the internal and external environments in which the leader operates
  • Spotting opportunities
  • How to develop objectives and values that support overall strategy and vision
  • Theories and principles of delegating responsibility and empowering others
  • The critical importance of the leader gaining the motivation and commitment of others
  • Critiques of the main theories of motivation
  • Motivational factors that are available to the leader
  • How to evaluate motivational factors and select those that are appropriate to different situations and people
  • The leader’s role in protecting and mentoring team members
  • Needs for mentoring and support that individuals may have and how to meet these
  • The role of continuous development and its importance to the organisation and to individuals
  • How to evaluate different methods of developing others, both directly and indirectly and how to choose methods most appropriate to the people involved
  • 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
  • The characteristics and behaviours associated with initiative, leadership, creativity and innovation, and how to foster them
  • Need for performance assessment, and provision of development and/or counselling where necessary
  • Relationship between team performance and organisational goals and objectives
  • The Balanced Scorecard
  • Quality initiatives such as TQM
  • Techniques to evaluate team performance
  • Feedback, recognition and reward techniques to support, motivate and monitor
  • Characteristics of groups and teams, team membership and leadership
  • The importance of direction and values in creating effective teams
  • Stages in team development, use of team roles for building a balanced team
  • Teams in different contexts, e.g. operational, project, management, contractors, volunteers
  • Inter-relationships between team and individual performance and development
  • Factors influencing behaviour, theories of motivation and their application to teams, including reward systems, promotion, succession, and job rotation
  • Techniques to evaluate team performance
  • Techniques to review own performance, such as peer review and 3600 feedback
  • Management and leadership styles and qualities
  • Methods to promote trust and respect within the team
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You will achieve these key learning outcomes upon completing the ILM 5 Award course.

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 to develop and lead 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

Our In-house Courses (Exclusively for Your Organisation)

Are you representing an organisation and looking for an ILM Level 5 exclusively for your business?

If so, TSW can work with you to develop an ILM Level 5 course tailored to your requirements.

**Click to download the current ILM Unit list here**

We will support you in selecting ILM units that develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding your managers need.

Assessment On Our Public Courses

TSW Training’s ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management is assessed via two written work-based assignments of approximately 2000 words, 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 daunting, especially if someone hasn’t written anything since school.

Whatever the level of experience, we provide appropriate support via tutorial sessions and open communication links with tutors to ensure the highest levels of support are given.

On our In-House Courses

The assessments for an in-house course depend on the units selected for your ILM 5 programme. Each unit has a specific assessment aligned to its content and learning outcomes.

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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.

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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.

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Our ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management Trainers

At TSW we pride ourselves on the expertise and quality of our trainers and consultants. Each is chosen for their working experience and hard-earned knowledge in this course subject.

Here are just some of our trainers for this course:

Lynne Landricombe - Portrait Image - TSW Business Skills and Leadership and Management Trainer
Lynne Landricombe
A passionate Coach, Facilitator and Trainer with over 25 years of leadership and management experience
Liz Oseland Portrait Image - TSW Business Skills and Leadership and Management Trainer
Liz Oseland
A passionate Coach, Facilitator and Trainer with over 15 years of blended learning experience
David Laing Portrait Image - TSW Business Skills and Leadership and Management Trainer
David Laing
A highly experienced facilitator with over 17 years of delivering high-quality training to blue-chip organisations and SMEs.
Andrew Ashby Portrait Image - TSW Business Skills and Management Trainer
Andrew Ashby
With over 25 years of experience, Andrew has established himself as a trusted Customer Service & Leadership Development authority.

Our ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management Course Dates

29 Jul 2024
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Bridgend
ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management - Andrew Wallbridge
Duration: 4 sessions
£1095
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Course Schedule
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Day 1:
29th Jul 2024
09:00 am
16:30 pm
Day 2:
30th Jul 2024
09:00 am
16:30 pm
Day 3:
31st Jul 2024
09:00 am
16:30 pm
Day 4:
1st Aug 2024
09:00 am
16:30 pm
04 Nov 2024
View Dates
Virtual
ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management
Duration: 4 sessions
£1095
+ VAT per person
Book Now
Spaces Available

Course Schedule
×
Day 1:
4th Nov 2024
09:00 am
16:30 pm
Day 2:
5th Nov 2024
09:00 am
16:30 pm
Day 3:
6th Nov 2024
09:00 am
16:30 pm
Day 4:
7th Nov 2024
09:00 am
16:30 pm

Transform Your Workforce With In-House Training

At TSW, we recognise that each organisation has unique needs. That’s why our in-house training programmes aim to address your specific challenges and objectives. To do that we ensure that the training content is directly relevant to your team’s roles and responsibilities, making the learning experience more impactful and immediately applicable.

At TSW, we recognise that each organisation has unique needs. Our bespoke in-house training programmes are designed to address your specific challenges and objectives. This ensures that the training content is directly relevant to your team’s roles and responsibilities, making the learning experience more impactful and immediately applicable.

Training several employees via public courses can be both costly and logistically difficult. With TSW’s in-house training, you save on travel and accommodation expenses, and the overall cost per delegate is significantly lowered. This makes in-house training a cost-effective solution, particularly for larger groups.

TSW’s in-house training sessions are arranged to fit your schedule, minimising operational disruptions. Whether you prefer weekdays, weekends, or evening sessions, we can accommodate your needs. Conducting training at your premises ensures your team remains in a familiar environment, enhancing the learning experience and reducing downtime.

In-house training at TSW brings your team together, fostering better communication and collaboration. Employees can share experiences and build stronger working relationships. This not only boosts morale but also promotes a unified approach to problem-solving within your organisation.

Public training sessions can pose risks when discussing company-specific issues. TSW’s in-house training guarantees confidentiality, allowing your team to freely address and resolve internal challenges. This level of discretion is crucial for maintaining a competitive edge and operational integrity.

By delivering training in the workplace, TSW ensures that employees can immediately apply what they’ve learned. This immediate integration of new skills helps in retaining knowledge and enhances overall productivity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In this section you will find all of the questions we are frequently asked about this course. Still can’t find the information you are looking for?
Send us an enquiry and we’ll get back to you.

The ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management course is designed for middle managers looking to enhance their leadership capabilities. It covers essential skills such as strategic thinking, effective decision-making, and change management.

This course is vital for businesses aiming to improve managerial performance and drive organisational success through skilled leadership

This course is ideal for your current middle managers, project managers, and department heads.

It is also suitable for individuals preparing for senior management roles and those who you need to enhance their leadership skills to lead teams better and manage projects

The course can be delivered online (via Teams) or in person.

Assessment methods typically include practical work-based assignments, reflective reviews, and written projects. These assessments ensure that participants can apply their learning directly to their workplace

There are no formal prerequisites for the ILM Level 5 course, but we recommend that individuals have some experience in management or leadership roles. Participants should ideally be in a position to influence and lead teams within their organisation

It depends on whether you select an Award, Certificate or Diploma qualification.

  • Award – a minimum of four days of guided learning
  • Certificate – a minimum of seven days of guided learning
  • Diploma – a minimum of fourteen days of guided learning

Our Public ILM Level 5 Award

In our open programme, we run the ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management, which is delivered over four days in a classroom or online.

Our In-House ILM Level 5 (Award, Certificate or Diploma)

If you are looking for an in-house ILM Level 5, run exclusively for your business, then the number of days can vary significantly depending on the units and content you wish to cover. 

We will work with you to understand your organisational objectives and develop an ILM 5 programme to meet your needs.

Enrolling managers in this course will enhance their leadership skills, improve team performance, and prepare them for senior management roles.

Your managers will be equipped with the latest management techniques and best practices, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and effective leadership within the organisation

Effectiveness can be measured through the completion of assignments, observed improvements in management practices, feedback from team members, and overall performance enhancements within the team.

Regular reviews and performance assessments can also help in tracking progress and identifying areas for further development

Yes, TSW offers a high level of customisation for the ILM Level 5 course.

This can include tailoring the content to focus on specific skills or challenges relevant to your organisation, ensuring that the training is directly applicable to your business environment​

At TSW, we pride ourselves on the high levels of support provided to learners.

Participants receive extensive support, including access to online learning materials, tutor support via email, and resources such as the ILM’s electronic magazine and career development services.

Every ILM qualification includes tutorial time, built in to the course delivery, that is used for assessment guidance.

This support ensures learners can effectively engage with the course content and complete their assessments​.

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