ILM L5 Diploma in Leadership and Management (Top Up)

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email for more information.

Duration: 2 Years

Venue: Distance Learning

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The ILM provides employers with the widest choice of leadership and management qualifications available in the UK, from pure management and leadership to specialised programmes in coaching and mentoring. ILM is the European market leader, developing over 90,000 managers annually.


Newcastle College Business Academy are an accredited partner to ILM with many years of experience delivering a full range of ILM professional qualifications via distance learning


The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management are designed for practicing middle managers, helping them to develop their skills and experience, improving performance and preparing for senior management responsibilities.

The qualification is made up of a wide range of units covering core management skills such as working with people, managing yourself and personal skills, providing direction, facilitating innovation and change, achieving results and using resources.

*Please note that you need to have completed the ILM L5 Certificate in Leadership and Management in order to be able to study this qualification.

By completing and passing five modules you will gain an ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 226 6313 and they will talk you through your application.


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You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

NCG Direct
Group e-learning
1st Floor
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Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call : 0191 226 6313 and we will send you an application form.

The course will consist of five modules:

  • Leading and Developing Teams
  • Organisational Environment
  • Managing Recruitment
  • Managing Resources
  • Developing Critical Thinking

Supported online learners will have access to our Virtual Learning Environment which provides all course materials and content. Learners can log in at any time as long as they have internet access.

Learners will also have access to a Personal Online Tutor to support them through their studies. Learners will be required to dedicate between 6 – 10 hours flexibly per week.


During the ILM Level 5 qualification you will be assessed by submission of assignments and case studies to Newcastle College Business Academy. Your work will be assessed, internally and externally verified and submitted to the ILM for certification.


After successfully completing the ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management you can progress onto the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Leadership and Business Management (Top Up)


The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management is designed for practicing middle managers.

By completing this diploma you can use core management techniques to drive better results, develop your ability to lead and motivate. You will also be able to provide strategic leadership as well as day to day management, benchmarking you skills and raising your profile with your organisation

Learners must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant previous management experience. Learners who hold a Level 4 Management qualification such as an ILM Level 4 Diploma in Leadership and Management are also eligible for this course.

£ 2,250.00

There are no additional costs required on this programme

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