Business and Management

Management and Leadership (ILM) Diploma Level 5 Distance Learning

In Brief

Start Date /

This course may be started at any time and runs for up to two years. This will be determined on an individual basis.

Entry requirements

No formal educational qualifications are required, but GCSE maths and English A to C (4 and above) grades are desirable. Candidates should ideally be a practicing manager seeking to move up to the next level of management or have management responsibilities and want to develop their abilities. All candidates will be interviewed before being accepted onto the programme.

You will achieve

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management (ILM)

Course overview

Raise your profile within your organisation with a Level 5  Leadership and Management qualification. The management course and leadership training is suited to project managers, department heads, and other practising middle managers. Through leadership and management you can develop your skills and experience, improve your performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities by exploring technical knowledge, strategic insight and practical expertise.

During this time you will be allocated a tutor who will be your personal guide, mentor and coach. They will be an expert in their field and distance learning. You can be confident that their support and help will give you every opportunity to be successful. You can contact them as often as you need. Your personal tutor will also assess the work you have to submit for your qualification. They will provide you with full written feedback.

Course content

The course has a credit value of 39 and consists of a variety of units, examples are:

  • Managing and implementing change
  • Solving problems by making effective decisions
  • Managing meetings
  • Developing leadership style

Tutor support is available throughout your course.

Course specification can be viewed via the link below;


Units are assessed via assignments.

You will required to provide paper and writing materials.

You will study in your own environment.

On completion of this programme, you could progress to: L7 Diploma in Leadership and Management.

How much does the course cost?

Course Fees: £1,595. Full fee payable.

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Management and Leadership (ILM) Diploma Level 5 Distance Learning

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