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Part Time Level 5 ILM (NVQ) Diploma in Management and Leadership

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Part Time Level 5 ILM (NVQ) Diploma in Management and LeadershipAvailable for Enquiries
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Course Details
Location Workplace
Level Level 5
Duration Approximately 18 Months
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body Institute of Leadership and Management
Offering Code DQL5MAN1W000
Programme Design and Overview This work-based course is designed for practising middle managers, with responsibility for operations, resources, implementation of change, managing people, budgets and information, to develop their management skills and knowledge.
Indicative Content Learners study four mandatory units which cover contributing to a strategic plan, designing a business process, managing strategic change, and leadership. Students then choose from a diverse range of optional units to complete the qualification, tailoring their learning to meet their individual and organisational needs.
Delivery Methods This qualification combines collation of practical work-based evidence with knowledge units. Your assessor will meet you in the workplace at mutually convenient times and dates. All learning will be conducted on a one-to-one basis.
Nature of Assessments on the Programme

Competency units will be assessed via the collation of a portfolio of evidence to meet assessment criteria. Evidence could include reflective accounts, professional discussions, witness testimonies, photographs, and work product evidence such as minutes, reports, emails, and procedures.

Knowledge units are assessed via written assignments and professional discussion.

Entry Requirements

English and Maths at Level 2 (Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE Grade C or above / 4 or above).

Where the applicant does not meet the course entry requirements - Level 2 or GCSE qualification at grade C/4 or above in maths and/or English, entry will be considered on previous management and leadership qualifications.

You must be employed in a managerial role at the appropriate level to enable you to provide evidence of competency in the units identified above. 

Attendance Expectations You will need to meet with your assessor approximately every 4-6 weeks. Meetings in the workplace are arranged at mutually convenient times and dates.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2023/2024



Additional costs will be incurred where students exceed the 18 months duration.


If you are aged between 19 to 23 and you have not already achieved a full level 3 (or above) qualification, funding may be able available towards the cost of the course.

Funding may also be available to employers wishing to upskill their workforce through this qualification. Contact Business Development for more information on or 01924 789719.


If you are aged over 19 and have achieved a full level 3 qualification or are aged over 24 you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan from the government to cover your tuition fees.
For more detailed information on individual financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789283.

Additional Course Costs

Students are expected to provide their own lever arch files, dividers and stationery.

The following costs should be used as a guide only.

Printing and photocopying costs: There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.

Library overdue charges: Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book. There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Financial Support Information

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at:

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email:

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email:

Further Study Successful candidates may benefit from career enhancement or progress to the further higher level management qualifications.
Career Opportunities The NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Management is a qualification recognised by all employers. It is confirmation that you have demonstrated your competence against an agreed set of standards and is also an indication of your willingness to develop yourself.
How to Apply

Please complete a Part-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

Admissions Process

Learners will be asked to complete a skills audit to ensure that their current job role will generate the required level of competence to meet the assessment criteria.

For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the 'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website:

Pre-enrolment Preparation Learners will be asked to complete a skills audit to ensure that their current job role will generate the required level of competence to meet the assessment criteria.
Group Size Learning and assessment takes place on a 1-2-1 basis.
Disability Support Information

We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.

The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at:

External Regulation ILM Awarding Body.
Terms and Conditions Learners complete all mandatory units and then select optional units to a credit value of 30. There are 33 optional units from which you can select. For more detailed breakdown, please contact Samantha Wade on 01924 789829 or
For Further Details

Please contact Course Information Team on 01924 789111 or email:

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Information last amended: 18 July 2023 15:33

Forthcoming Open Events
Open Event

05.00pm, Wednesday, 7 February, 2024

Wakefield College & Castleford College

Open Event

10.00am, Saturday, 15 June, 2024

Wakefield College & Castleford College