Qualification: Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management Skills

Trainer Training and AccreditationILM VRQ Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management Skills

Who are these qualifications for?

The Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management Skills is designed for new and aspiring middle managers. Learners can consolidate their experience, develop their leadership skills and prepare to take on greater management responsibility.

Benefits for individuals

  • Get a thorough grounding in your role and responsibilities
  • Focus on your interpersonal skills – build better relationships
  • Communicate your organisation’s goals and values
  • Lead and motivate people to achieve those goals
  • Assess your performance as a manager

    and plan to improve it.

Benefits for employers

  • Middle managers who understand their role and function in your organisation
  • Better alignment with wider organisational strategy
  • Managers who can understand and develop their own leadership styles and behaviours.

This qualification comprises two mandatory units. Understanding the management role to improve management performance covers the learner’s role in helping their organisation achieve its goals. This includes focusing on interpersonal and communication skills, and how to improve their performance as a manager to get better results. ‘Assessing your own leadership capability and performance’ aims to help individuals understand and apply different leadership styles to achieve organisational goals.

ILM VRQ Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management Skills

Credit Value: 10 credits
Induction: At least 1 hour
Tutorial Support: Minimum 3 hours
Guided Learning Hours (GLH): The overall guided learning hours for the programme depends on the specific units selected, combined with the additional induction and tutorial support cited above.
Duration: To be completed in 3 years
Rules of Combination: Learners are required to attain 10 credits from 2 mandatory units (500 and 400) to attain this qualification.

Refer to the overview of units table.

Assessments: Criterion assessment applies to all units within this qualification (i.e. the learner must adequately evidence each assessment criterion). For further details see the ILM recommended Mark-Sheet for each unit.

Overview of Units

Group 1

Unit Code Unit Title Level CV* GLH**


Assessing Your Own Leadership Capability and Performance





Understanding the Management Role to Improve Management Performance




*Credit Value
** Guided Learning Hours