Business and Management

Leadership and Management Diploma Level 5 Part-Time

In Brief

Start Date /

This course runs for 20 weeks, commencing in September or January, dates and times to be confirmed. You will be required to attend classes for six hours per week and attend individual tutorial sessions to support your learning.

Entry requirements

Participants will normally be either practising or aspiring middle managers who have the support from their direct line manager. Whilst there are no formal educational requirements a good standard of literacy and numeracy is essential (GCSE maths and English A to C grade are desirable). The ideal candidate will have middle management experience and a Level 3 or Level 4 Management qualification.

You will achieve

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.

Last updated: 24th April 2018

Course overview

We offer courses awarded by either CMI (Chartered Management Institute) or ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management)

This is a comprehensive course designed to give practicing or aspiring first line managers a solid foundation in their formal development as a manager.

Course content

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management is designed for practicing middle managers, helping them to developing their skills and experience, improve performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities. You will participate in lectures, group discussion, assessment, and team exercises. You will be provided with resources through the virtual learning environment to support your studies, but will also be expected to take notes.

This qualification has a minimum credit value of 37 and will be made up from a combination from the following units:

  • Managing Improvement (3 credits)
  • Leading innovation and change (5 credits)
  • Managing Recruitment ( 5 credits)
  • Assessing Your Own Leadership Capability and Performance (6 credits)
  • Understanding Governance of Organisations (6 credits)
  • Management Communication (4 credits)
  • Understanding financial management (3 credits)
  • Managing information (4 credits)
  • Managing remote workers (5 credits)

Benefits for individuals:

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

Benefits for employers:

  • Encourage strategic thinking at this level of management to foster business improvement
  • Engage middle managers with training and development – this qualification is designed to provide clear, measurable benefits to career-minded professionals
  • Customise this qualification to your development needs

How will I be assessed?

Units are assessed via several methods, work based assignments, presentations, reflective reviews, written reports and knowledge reviews.

What equipment will I need?

You will be required to provide paper, writing materials, A4 ring binder file, extra wide dividers and clear plastic wallets.

Where will I study?

Church Street Campus
Church Street
S70 2AN

What can I do next?

On completion of this programme, you could progress to Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £1,195 full fee payable.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

Full Fee Payable

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

Contact the Information Unit

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

Additional Learning Support

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


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Leadership and Management Diploma Level 5 Part-Time