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ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management

Southwark Campus

Mode: Part-time


Please note, this course will be delivered virtually. New delivery dates for March 2021 are now being confirmed and will be updated soon.

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

Benefits for individuals

  • 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

Benefits for employers

  • Encourage strategic thinking at this level of management to foster business improvement
  • Engage middle managers with training and development – these qualifications are designed to provide clear, measurable benefits to career-minded professionals
  • Customise these qualifications to your development needs

The qualifications are made up of a broad range of units covering skills in six core areas – working with people, managing yourself and personal skills, providing direction, facilitating innovation and change, achieving results, and using resources. The flexibility in unit choice allows the qualification to be tailored to meet the needs of the individual and employer.


These qualifications will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications including:

  • ILM Level 5 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management.


  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Innovation

An ILM Level 5 certificate is a very flexible qualification. The awarding body allows for a range of delivery methods, assessment approaches and content, based around their pre-defined units. There are a number of stipulations, but these allow providers to meet their own needs and those of their students in a significant number of different ways.


Learners and their sponsors can expect real impacts for themselves and their organisations. Potential impacts can vary significantly, but are always going to be linked to their organisations and themselves.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

ILM Level 5 qualifications are designed for middle managers and department heads. They're set at undergraduate level and will develop and extend your existing leadership skills. There are no formal modes of study requirements to take this course.

See full details.

Advanced entry

If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.

How to apply

Please apply and pay here.

If you have questions or need any assistance, please in touch with our team member – Dan Janowski.

Dates for the upcoming 14 week course:





April 15th

Induction workshop

6.30pm – 9pm

April 19th

Submit Leadership and Management Review submission

Submission via Moodle

Unit 1 – Project management

April 22nd

Workshop 1 – Covering part 1 of workbook

6.30pm – 9pm

April 29th

Workshop 2 – Covering part 2 of workbook

6.30pm – 9pm

May 6th

Workshop 3 – Covering assignment requirements

6.30pm – 9pm

Unit 2 – Leading innovation and change

May 13th

Workshop 1 – Covering part 1 of workbook

6.30pm – 9pm

May 20th

Workshop 2 – Covering part 2 of workbook

6.30pm – 9pm

May 24th

Assignment 1 (part 1) submission

Submission via Moodle

May 27th

Workshop 3 – Covering assignment requirements

6.30pm – 9pm

Unit 3 – Becoming an effective leader

June 3rd

Workshop 1 – Covering part 1 of workbook

6.30pm – 9pm

June 10th

Workshop 2 – Covering part 2 of workbook

6.30pm – 9pm

June 14th

Assignment 2 submission

Submission via Moodle

June 17th

Workshop 3 – Covering assignment requirements

6.30pm – 9pm

June 29th

Assignment 3 submission

Submission via Moodle

Final activity

July 20th

Assignment 1 (part 2) submission

Submission via Moodle

Prepare to start

Applicant events

After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.


Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.

Fees and funding

The total cost of this course is £1500 including VAT.

Contact information

Course Enquiries - UK

Tel: 020 7815 7815

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