Please note, this course will be delivered virtually.

The programme aims to develop leadership and management skills for current managers and future leaders of organisations in this area of work.

The course will run for 1 year, from September to June, the following year,  on a part time basis, delivered in 8 two-day blocks; Thursdays and Fridays. There will be an initial two night residential, usually in the first week of October.

The Level 5 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management are designed for practicing 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.


London South Bank University student union is located at 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA.

If you are visiting our Southwark Campus, you may wish to use our downloadable campus map (PNG File 466 KB). For information on accessibility, see our DisabledGo access guides. See our location page for more details.

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Entry Level 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.

Applicants will normally require:

a) A degree or equivalent qualification together with appropriate senior work experience in a relevant setting.


b) A professional qualification together with appropriate senior work experience in a relevant setting.


c) Relevant senior sector experience, recognised as enabling the applicant to join a course at this level,

The relevance of an applicant’s experience would normally be discussed at interview

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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.

The total cost of this course is £1600 including VAT.

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:






Induction workshop

6.30pm – 9pm,
Delivered Online


Submit Leadership and Management Review submission

Submission via Moodle

Unit 1 – Project management


Workshop 1 – Covering part 1 of workbook

6.30pm – 9pm,
Delivered Online


Workshop 2 – Covering part 2 of workbook

6.30pm – 9pm,
Delivered Online


Workshop 3 – Covering assignment requirements

6.30pm – 9pm,
Delivered Online

Unit 2 – Leading innovation and change


Workshop 1 – Covering part 1 of workbook

6.30pm – 9pm
Delivered Online


Workshop 2 – Covering part 2 of workbook

6.30pm – 9pm
Delivered Online


Assignment 1, Project Management (part 1) submission

Submission via Moodle


Workshop 3 – Covering assignment requirements

6.30pm – 9pm
Delivered Online

Unit 3 – Becoming an effective leader


Workshop 1 – Covering part 1 of workbook

6.30pm – 9pm
Delivered Online


Workshop 2 – Covering part 2 of workbook

6.30pm – 9pm
Delivered Online


Assignment 2, Leading Innovation & Change submission

Submission via Moodle


Workshop 3 – Covering assignment requirements

6.30pm – 9pm
Delivered Online


Assignment 3, Becoming an Effective Leader submission

Submission via Moodle

Final activity

Once project complete

Assignment 1, Project Management (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.

Leadership and Management (20 Credits)

We will examine the different concepts of leadership and management focussing on what might be considered the more appropriate styles in the homelessness and housing context.

Finance for Non-Finance Managers (10 credits)

This module is designed to provide students with knowledge of basic concepts and practices in accounting and finance, an understanding of accounting requirements and an appreciation of good practice in financial reporting, within both Civil Society and Public Sector organisations

Organisational Development (20 Credits)

The module provides an overview of theories, techniques and knowledge in the area of Organisational Development (OD), focussing on the

relationship between OD, Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, adopting a critical and comparative perspective of the issues relating to topics relevant to managing people, in homelessness and housing organisations.

Governance, Risk and Ethics (10 Credits)

This module will enable participants to reflect on and understand the role of governance in ensuring accountability within their organisations, both for those working in the public sector as in the charity sector.

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. This module will be particularly valuable for the target audience of civil society leaders and those aspiring to chief executive and similar roles.


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.

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.


Business graduates association member

LSBU Business School is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international membership and quality assurance body of world-leading and high-potential Business Schools who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning, and are looking to provide positive impact on their students, communities, and the economy as a whole. BGA is the sister brand to the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the world's impartial authority on postgraduate management education.

As a BGA member institution, students of LSBU Business School are able to access BGA's individual membership, which offers a range of tools and resources designed to support the professional and personal development of business students and graduates, free of charge. This includes CV building services, a job search function, skill assessments, thought-leadership, partner discounts and much more.

Teaching and Assessment

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