Level 5 Diploma in  Management and Leadership

Who's it for?

The Level 5 Diploma in 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  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?

 Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership, learners must achieve a minimum of 53 credits:  a total of 22 credits from Group A  a minimum of 23 credits from Group B and the remaining credits can come from Group B or Group C A minimum of 30 credits must be achieved at level 5 or above.


Group A mandatory units

 Unit 01 Contribute to the development of a strategic plan (5 credits)

 Unit 02 Design business processes (5 credits)

 Unit 03 Manage strategic change (7 credits)

 Unit 04 Provide leadership and management (5 credits)


Group B optional units

 Unit 05 Establish business risk management processes (5 credits)

 Unit 06 Promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion (5 credits)

 Unit 07 Develop and manage collaborative relationships with other organisations (5 credits)

 Unit 08 Optimise the use of technology (6 credits)

 Unit 09 Manage product and/or service development (5 credits)

 Unit 10 Develop and maintain professional networks (3 credits)

 Unit 11 Develop and implement an operational plan (5 credits)

 Unit 12 Encourage learning and development (3 credits)

 Unit 13 Discipline and grievance management (3 credits)

 Unit 14 Develop working relationships with stakeholders (4 credits)

 Unit 15 Manage a tendering process (4 credits)

 Unit 16 Manage physical resources (4 credits)

 Unit 17 Prepare for and support quality audits (3 credits)

 Unit 18 Conduct quality audits (3 credits)

 Unit 19 Manage a budget (4 credits)

 Unit 20 Manage a project (7 credits)

 Unit 21 Manage business risk (6 credits)

 Unit 22 Manage knowledge in an organisation (5 credits)

 Unit 23 Manage redundancy and redeployment (6 credits)

 Unit 24 Lead the development of a quality strategy (4 credits)

 Unit 25 Lead the development of a continuous improvement strategy (5 credits)

 Unit 26 Manage strategic marketing activities (7 credits)

 Unit 27 Manage the impact of work activities on the environment (4 credits)

 Unit 28 Recruitment, selection and induction practice (6 credits)

 Unit 29 Lead the development of a knowledge management strategy (7 credits)


Group C optional units

 Unit 30 Manage Health and Safety in own area of responsibility (5 credits)

 Unit 31 Contribute to the design and development of an information system (5 credits)

 Unit 32 Manage information systems (6 credits)

 Unit 33 Manage events (6 credits)*

 Unit 34 Review the quality of customer service (4 credits)

 Unit 35 Developing sales proposals (5 credits)

 Unit 36 Prioritising information for sales planning (3 credits)

 Unit 37 Manage customer service operations (7 credits)

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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