The ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management


The ILM Level 5 Certificate 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.



The ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management is designed for practising middle managers, helping them to develop their skills and experience, improve performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.

A recent survey carried out by the CIPD revealed that 91% of organizations believe there is a direct link between leadership development and business performance, with 65% believing there is a shortage of effective leaders in the UK. The courses in the programme help managers acquire the personal insight and the knowledge and skills with which to transform the performance of their teams and businesses.

Those in middle to senior management roles face a multitude of challenges on a day-to-day basis whilst being accountable for driving motivation and achieving goals throughout their teams and the organisation. This programme focuses on how to drive organisational performance through people by using effective leadership behaviours and innovation and change management techniques within the workplace.

This qualification was a big challenge and I needed both technical and emotional support to reach this high standard required by the ILM. Throughout this, I have had the most incredible support and unwavering confidence. I would also add that the UKCPD team have offered me patience, time and direction to help me succeed alongside the most comprehensive face to face and online training material. I would have no hesitation in recommending UKCPD – a professional and outstanding College with an exceptional scope and formidable capacity to educate. ~ Samantha Lister – Performance Coach

By the end of the programme you will be able to:

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and assess the appropriateness of the prevailing leadership styles in your organisation
  • Examine the impact of leadership styles on organisational climate and culture
  • Promote visionary leadership to support organisational growthleadership and managment
  • Understand the importance of motivation in achieving organisational objectives
  • Describe the importance of innovation and change
  • Apply knowledge gained to implement an innovative solution in your own organisation

This programme will:

  • Address power and influencing strategies
  • Explore the role and attributes of the visionary leader
  • Provide tools to assess the team and organisational culture
  • Offer the opportunity to apply a range of emotionally intelligent leadership styles
  • Address the three levels of employee engagement
  • Identify best practice guiding principles for innovation and change management
  • Provide tools to analyse opportunities for innovation and change
  • Address techniques generating and analysing suitable courses of action
  • Enable the creation and implementation of a SMART change management plan

Qualification Structure:

The ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management is made up of varying units with a minimum credit value of 25 credits made up from our carefully selected units.  This course is delivered over a number of days of classroom training and work assignments.

Qualification Units:

Motivating People in the Workplace (8607-415)

  • Understand the importance of effective communication in management
  • Examine how levels of motivation could be improved to increase performance in the workplace

Managing Improvement (8607-501)

  • Understand the effectiveness of the organisation and your own ability to manage and improve quality to meet customer requirements
  • Be able to plan and implement projects to meet, and if possible exceed customer requirements

Leading Innovation and Change ( 8607-504)

  • Understand the need for innovation and change management within an organisation
  • Be able to propose innovative solutions to improve organisational performance
  • Be able to lead and manage change within an organisation

Assessing your own Leadership Capability and Performance (8607- 520)

  • Understand leadership styles
  • Review the effectiveness of your own leadership capability and performance in meeting your organisation’s values and goals
  • Be able to adopt the most effective leadership style to motivate staff to achieve your organisation’s values and goals

Understanding the Skills, Principles and Practice of Effective Management Coaching and Mentoring (8607-531)

  • Understand the purpose of coaching and mentoring within an organisational context
  • Understand the principles of effective coaching or mentoring in practice and how to evaluate the benefits

Management Communication (8607-408)

  • Understand the importance of effective communication in management
  • Be able to develop effective communication skills as a reflective manager

This course is a Level 5 qualification accredited by the ILM, the UK’s largest management body, combining industry-leading qualifications and specialist member services.

Students that successfully complete the course will be invited to become members of the ILM. Student membership is awarded for 6 months once you register for the programme, students that successfully complete the course are also invited to become members of the UK College of Personal Development.

Additional information


UKCPD – Swindon


TBA – 2017