This higher level standard is fantastic for developing individuals with a large amount of accountability and responsibility within the business. Ideally this is for individuals in a more senior level management/project management role who may already have some practical experience but who wish to develop and apply high level business management skills to become a more enterprising business leader.

Ideally this is generally someone who is able to manage teams and/or projects, and has responsibility for planning, delivering and achieving organisational goals and objectives. Mixing both strategic and operational leadership and management, this course is designed to help drive innovation, change and action within an organisation. 

It is applicable to professional managers from all sectors - the private, public or third sector - and all sizes of organisation. It will typically take up to 18 months+ to complete, although the exact duration will be dependent on the previous experience of the individualto

Each Learner will embark on a ILM Level 5 Diploma for Leaders and Managers and will be given membership of the institute of Leadership & Management

Course Structure

Level: Level 5

Duration: 18- 24 Months

Qualifications & CPD:  

Optional Diploma: ILM Level 5 Diploma for Leaders and Managers

Includes Professional Training:

  • Media Training: Press, TV & radio

  • Advanced Presentation Skills Training

  • Issues Identification and Message Development 

  • Presenting your business with confidence

*Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

How Its Delivered:

  • Monthly one 2 one tuition and assessment at the workplace

  • Monthly - Full day training workshops (in a central location)

  • Management of a real business impact project

  • Assigned a business Mentor to aid in impact development

  • E-Portfolio and online resources

  • End point assessment at the end of the course

Entry Requirements : 
Learners must be employed within a role that will enable them to evidence the requirements of the qualification. Learners should also possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification. 


Download the Standards

Level 5 ILM Diploma Information


Costs & Funding

Funding Available: 90% of the agreed training costs up to the maximum funding cap up of £9,000 for this standard. 

Costs Example:

  • Full Course Training Value = £9,000

  • Government Contribution = £8,100 (90% of the maximum £9,000)

  • Balance left to pay = £900 (+VAT)

Funding Information

From may 2017, the government will have a funding band allocated to each apprenticeship and that funding band have a maximum amount of funding that the government is prepared to pay towards your apprenticeship training.

Currently this is 90% of the agreed price up to the maximum funding cap for training and assessment, and you as the employer will pay the remaining 10%. If the training you want is higher than the maximum funding cap then you will be required to pay in full the difference.

Do you have less than 50 employees? 
Employers with fewer than 50 workers will benefit from 100% of the apprenticeship training costs (upto the maximum funding cap) if the apprentice is between 16 and 18 years old or an 19 to 24 year old apprentice who was formerly in care or has a Local Authority Education, Health and Care plan.

Additional Support for Small Employers (Under 50 employees)

16-18 Year old Incentive

If you take on an apprentice who is aged between 16-18 or aged 19 to 24 who have previously been in care or who have a Local Authority Education, Health and Care plan, you as a small employer you will receive an extra £1,000 towards the extra costs of supporting them. This will be paid to employers in two equal installments at 3 months and 12 months from the training provider.
AGE Grant (AGE will only apply to apprentices starting before 1 August 2017) 

The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16- to 24-year-olds (AGE 16 to 24) supports businesses that would not otherwise be in a position to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment through the apprenticeship programme.
If you are an eligible employer you can receive £1,500 for each eligible apprentice (up to five in total), where you have not employed an apprentice in the previous 12 months.
AGE can only be claimed for a non-levy-paying employer with fewer than 50 (49 or fewer) employees who would not otherwise be in a position to recruit an apprentice aged 16 to 24 at the start of their apprenticeship, into employment through an approved apprenticeship framework.