Diploma in Leadership and Managment

The ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management is designed for practising middle managers, helping them to develop their skills and experience, improve performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.

Focus on the skills you need

  • Working with people – a range of units including how to deal effectively with stress and conflict, manage remote workers,build excellent customer relations
  • Managing yourself and personal skills – including units that focus on assessing your own leadership performance,and developing critical thinking
  • Providing direction – such as leading teams to achieve organisational goals and objectives, and making strong andinformed management decisions
  • Facilitating innovation and change – for example, build a culture of continued improvement, and lead people through change
  • Achieving results – such as managing for efficiency and effectiveness, and managing projects that get results
  • Using resources – including managing facilities and managing information

Results for you

  • Use core management techniques to drive better results
  • Develop your ability to lead, motivate and inspire
  • Provide strategic leadership as well as day-to-day management
  • Benchmark your managerial skills
  • Raise your profile in your organisation
Module 1: Assessing your own leadership capability and performance
Time: 17:00-20:00
Venue: Regus Business Centre

  • Understand leadership styleswithin an organisation
  • Be able to review effectiveness of own leadership capability and performance in meeting organisational values and goals
  • Be able to adopt an effective leadership style to motivate staff to achieve organisational values and goals
Module 2: Managing stress and conflict in the organisation
Time: 17:00-20:00
Venue: Regus Business Centre

  • Understand the effectiveness of ownorganisationin dealing with workplace stress and conflict 
  • Be able to improve the management of workplace stress and conflict in own area of responsibility


Module 3: Managing recruitment
Time: 17:00-20:00
Venue: Regus Business Centre

  • Understand human resource planning in an organisation
  • Be able to plan and implement recruitment in line with legal and organisational requirements
Module 4: Managing operations research
Time: 17:00-20:00
Venue: Regus Business Centre

Be able to conduct operations research in an organisation
Be able to interpret the outcomes of operations research
Module 5: Leading innovation and change
Time: 17:00-20:00
Venue: Regus Business Centre

  • Understand the need for innovation and change management within an organisation
  • Be able topropose innovative solutionsto improve organisational performance
  • Be able to lead and manage change within an organisation
Module 6: Management communication
Time: 17:00-20:00
Venue: Regus Business Centre

  • Understand the importance of effective communication in management
  • Be able to develop effective communication skills as a reflective manager
Module 7: Developing critical thinking
Time: 17:00-20:00
Venue: Regus Business Centre

  • Be able to critically assess own beliefs, attitudes and value systems
  • Be able to critically assess the validity of management theories in relation to own beliefs, attitudes and values
Module 8: Understanding the management role to improve management performance
Time: 17:00-20:00
Venue: Regus Business Centre

Understand the specific responsibilities of middle managers in enabling an organisation to achieve its goals
Understand how communication and interpersonal skills affect managerial performance in the workplace
Be able to assess personal development opportunities to improve own managerial performance
Module 9: Understanding financial management
Time: 17:00-20:00
Venue: Regus Business Centre

  • Understand finance within the context of an organisation
  • Understand the value of recording financial management information 
  • Understand budgets for the management of own area of operation