Director Level Management Level 5

Who is this qualifications for?

The ILM Level 5 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. This qualification forms part of the ILM Level 5 Management Apprenticeship.

Benefits for individuals

  • Develop your set of essential leadership skills
  • Learn how to manage strategic change
  • Develop skills in business processes that could improve your organisation’s effectiveness
  • Get a recognised qualification for your personal development.

Benefits for employers

  • Proactive middle managers comfortable with change
  • A broad selection of optional units to tailor the qualification to suit your organisations’ learning and development needs
  • Promote a culture of organisational learning and development.


Learners take four mandatory units in this qualification. Two build skills in strategy - strategic planning and strategic change - the third unit looks at developing and evaluating business processes. And the fourth unit develops further core skills in leadership and management. Learners can then work with their employer and training provider to find the best-fit from the other units offered in the qualification.

This qualification will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications such as:

  • ILM Level 5 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • ILM Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
  • ILM Level 7 Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management
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