Management Level 5

The Basics

Sector: Business
Awarding Body: ILM
Qualification: ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management
Qualification Type: Apprenticeship Standard
Duration: 18 months
Type of Assessment: Ongoing and End-Point Assessment

What you will Learn

> Creating and delivering operational plans
> Project management
> Leading and managing teams
> Financial and resource management
> Coaching and mentoring
> Self-awareness and self-management


Managers play a vital role in developing and implementing the organisations strategy and objectives.

As a manager you may be accountable to more senior managers or business owners, and working in a range of sectors, however the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be very similar.

Entry Requirements

This qualification is suitable for candidates who have substantial operational responsibilities, this could be newly appointed or those wishing to further enhance their knowledge and skills.

Roles Available in this Sector

> HR Manager
> Marketing Manager
> Senior Manager
> Operations Manager


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I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

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