ILM Level 5 Award inLeadership and Management

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The ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management is a short course which is ideal if you're a practicing middle manager looking to advance your career. It'll help you to develop your skills, improve your performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.

It's also suitable if you've completed the ILM Level 3 Certificate, have held a managerial role, and want to develop your senior management skills.

The course caters to many management styles and is suitable for a range of different sectors. It focuses on how to use core management techniques to drive better results, how to manage change, and how to critically assess your beliefs and values in relation to management theories.

This internationally-recognised qualification is accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, the UK's leading awarding body for management training, so it will demonstrate conclusively to employers that you have the skills needed to excel in a senior management role.

On the ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management course, you'll cover two units. 

Unit 1 – Developing Critical Thinking

By the end of the unit, you'll:

  1. Be able to critically assess your own beliefs, attitudes and value systems
  2. Be able to critically assess the validity of management theories in relation to your own beliefs, attitudes and values

Unit 2 – Leading Innovation and Change

By the end of the unit, you'll:

  1. Be able to identify the need for and propose change
  2. Use tools and leadership models to manage a change

This course is ideal for mid-level managers who want to prepare themselves for senior management duties and responsibilities. It's also suitable for those with managerial experience who've completed the ILM Level 3 Certificate and want to take their skills to the next level.

The Level 5 Award a short, concise course which is less comprehensive than the Certificate, so it's perfect for those who want to gain key senior management skills and an accredited qualification in a short space of time.

You don't need any formal qualifications to enrol on this course, but you should have at least two years full-time or three-years part time work experience.

You must be over 18.

If you have any disabilities which you believe may impact your studies or assessments, please inform your Course Advisor before enrolment so that we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

 If you're a manager looking to progress to a senior managerial role, the ILM Level 5 Award will demonstrate to employers that you have what it takes. You'll gain the key skills you need to rise in the ranks and gain a more prestigious position in companies of all sizes.

Once you've completed the ILM Level 5 Award, you're perfectly poised to move on to the full ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management. While the Award gives you the key skills you need to be an effective senior manager, the Certificate contains more units and will give you a more comprehensive range of managerial knowledge.

The credits you've gained for the Award will count towards the credits needed for the Certificate, so you'll already be part of the way there if you decide to continue your learning.

We believe in making learning accessible and affordable for all, so you'll have the option to pay for your course through an interest-free payment plan. You'll be able to get started right away with a small deposit and pay the rest by monthly direct debit. Our plans are flexible, so you can pay your balance off sooner if you choose.

If your company will fund your course, we can help you arrange this.

Speak to our course advisors for more information on our payment plans.

Extensive Resources

Once you enrol, you’ll have access to our Student Community, which will allow you to see your course materials, contact your tutor, submit your assignments and connect with your fellow students. 

Your course materials have been specially designed for online learning by experts in the field. You'll work through step-by-step units so you can easily keep track of your progress.

You'll have the opportunity to join a live induction webinar when you start your course. It's designed to help you navigate your way around the student community, to offer you help and support, and most importantly to give you a warm and friendly welcome to ICS Learn. We usually hold one a week, and you can attend any one that suits you.

You’ll have access to a huge range of resources that will aid your studies, including:

  1. Interactive Resources
  2. Progress Checks
  3. Peer Discussions
  4. Personal Journal
  5. Awarding Body Resources

Unlimited Support

You’ll be assigned an expert academic tutor who'll be with you from enrolment to graduation. Their support is unlimited and you can contact them by phone or via the Student Community. They’ll answer any questions you have about coursework, study materials, and assessments, and help you work through any part of the course you’re stuck with.

They’ll also give you test papers and mock exams to ensure you’re ready to pass your exams. All your papers will be given constructive feedback so you know exactly what your strengths are and what you can improve.

Our dedicated student support team will be on hand to assist you with administrative tasks, using the Student Community, and any other non-academic queries you may have.

At the end of each unit, you'll complete an assessment. This will involve a written assignment of approximately 2000 words.

You'll submit them through our Student Community to be marked by your personal tutor.

In addition to your course fee, you'll pay:

  1. ILM Registration fee: £97