Level 5 Diploma in Principles of Management

Who's it for?

The Level 5 Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership is designed to recognise skills and knowledge in management and leadership, allowing learners to apply knowledge and skill to the national standard required by employers and proving competence in their role. This qualification is suitable for team leaders and junior managers across a wide variety of work areas, in both the public and private sectors. This qualification will allow learners to develop management, leadership and employability skills, all of which are essential for the workplace. This qualification offers a range of optional units covering different aspects of management and leadership, supporting the learner’s development, depending on their interests and requirements

What's involved?

To achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units as detailed in this qualification specification. Grades are not awarded. Learners who aren’t successful can resubmit work within the registration period; however, a charge may apply. A Credit Certificate can be requested for learners who don’t ac

Entry Guidence 

This qualification is designed for adult learners who want to progress into or within employment in a management and leadership role. There are no formal entry requirements for learners undertaking this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 4 qualification. Learners may find it useful if they’re already employed in an associate professional or operational management role. This is a suitable progression where the learner already has the core occupational competence and knowledge within the sector and is aiming to make the transition from line manager or operational manager into middle management level. Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should be aged 18 or above to undertake this qualification.

What will I learn?

LeTo be awarded the Level 5 Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership learners must achieve a minimum of 40 credits:

A total of 10 credits from the mandatory unit in Group A


  • a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units in


Group B. At least 35 credits must be at or above Level 5

Group A mandatory units Unit No Unit title Credit Level


  • Unit 01 Principles of management and leadership 


Group B optional units Unit No Unit title Credit Level


  • Unit 02 Management of change 

  • Unit 03 Management activities 

  • Unit 04 Developing successful business teams 

  • Unit 05 Personal development 

  • Unit 06 Recruitment and selection 

  • Unit 07 Financial awareness for managers  

  • Unit 08 Marketing principles for managers 

  • Unit 09 Management decision making  

  • Unit 10 Leadership in your organisation 

  • Unit 11 Managing staff performance 

  • Unit 12 Customer relationship management 

  • Unit 13 Managing projects 

  • Unit 14 Managing budgets 

  • Unit 15 Quality management in an organisation  

  • Unit 16 Principles of strategic management  

  • Unit 17 Managing innovation in an organisation 

  • Unit 18 Managing communications at work 

Progression opportunities Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:


  • Higher Apprenticeship in Management and Leadership  

  • CMI Level 6 Diploma In Management and Leadership  

  • Pearson Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Learners can also progress into or within employment upon successful completion of this qualification.

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