Who is the ILM Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification for

The ILM Level 5 Leadership and Management qualifications are specifically designed to initiate change and improve the service you provide. It equips participants with a range of management tools and techniques that can be applied effectively in the workplace. ILM qualifications are excellent cross-sector qualifications which will serve you well whichever direction your career takes in the future

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)

The ILM is well established and recognised awarding body specialising in leadership and management. Completing this programme provides participants with a professional qualification in leadership and management at Level 5 Diploma level.

For those who have limited time but still want a qualification we also offer a Certificate or Award level under the ILM Awarding body. These levels require less attendance and assessment and can be topped up to the Diploma at a later date. These options are particularly useful for people supervising staff for the first time.

Programme Delivery: Blended

We understand the difficulty in balancing work, family and personal development. So we’ve adopted a blended approach to the delivery of our programmes.


Workshops are a great way to meet and interact with other students during role plays, case studies and group activities. We run workshops across the country weekends and weekdays.


Cherith Simmons have developed an innovative learning platform, FlexiLearner, to deliver 24/7 access to learning material, assignment guidance, an online chat room and instant access to grades once marked by one of our certified markers.

Distance Learning

For those who find it difficult to take time out and attend workshops; we offer the option to complete the programme through distance learning. Gain the qualification from anywhere supported by online learning activities, live webinars and online tutor support this is ideal for the time-strapped participant.

What the ILM Level 5 qualifications cover

  • Learning to learn
  • Writing skills
  • Leadership and team building
  • Motivation
  • Change management and decision taking
  • Time management and delegation
  • Stress management
  • Interpersonal skills including assertiveness and emotional intelligence
  • Handling difficult situations
  • Influencing and negotiating
  • Communication skills
  • Meeting skills
  • Premises management
  • Business and financial planning
  • Quality and outcomes framework
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Basic accounting
  • Employment law, equal opportunities & diversity
  • Health and safety
  • Customer care and quality management
  • Collaborative and partnership working
  • Marketing
  • Project management and organisational risk management
  • Guidance on Business Plan
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Training and induction, coaching and mentoring
  • Appraisal, objective setting and performance management
  • Discipline, grievance and counselling

How much does it cost?

Attendance programme

Level 5 Course fee Accreditation fee Total
Award £999 £209 £1,208
Certificate £1599 £259 £1,858
Diploma £2399 £449 £2,848



Distance learning programme

Level 5 Course fee Accreditation fee Total
Award £999 £209 £1,208
Certificate £1599 £259 £1,858
Diploma £2099 £449 £2,548

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