Please note if you started your ILM level 5 before January 2024, see here for the relevant information.

Why invest in the ILM level 5 qualification?

As a learner, you will be a time poor manager/leader seeking to make your days more productive. McKinsey research underscores how many leaders and managers are bogged down in administrative and individual work rather than elevating the talent of others.

This ILM qualification aligns with the imperative to liberate time from routine tasks. McKinsey suggests that this liberated time should be redirected toward strategic innovation and change, emphasizing collaborative efforts over individual contributions. Unfortunately, many of us find ourselves entangled in day-to-day firefighting, leaving weeks blurred, with minimal time for reflection.

Whether you're a novice in leadership or have accumulated substantial experience, our qualification provides you with the catalyst to step back, reflect, and revitalize your approach to work. This program instils renewed confidence and motivation, empowering you to approach your responsibilities with purposeful curiosity and determination.

This qualification not only equips you with the tools for personal development but also enables you to align your career with the evolving landscape of your organization amidst technological disruptions. Networking opportunities within the program will reveal shared challenges among peers, offering inspiration and valuable insights into tackling these challenges.

By understanding the similarities and differences in how contexts shape your approaches and those of your peers, you'll gain a unique perspective. This qualification is your gateway to a more agile, adaptable, and strategic leadership style.

We invite you to embark on this transformative journey, discovering new possibilities and unlocking your leadership potential.

As the employer investing in your staff, you can rest assured of the quality of the provision an ILM qualification provides. Drawing on our extensive experience with thousands of learners, we are acutely aware of the challenges posed by the digital and modern age. Leveraging this expertise, we ensure that the transfer of learning is intricately tailored to address your business challenges and aspirations, leaving no room for chance in maximizing the value of the learning to your organisation

Our teaching and learning strategy on our ILM courses distinguishes itself from others through a keen focus on aligning personal development with the business agenda. This alignment is explicitly geared towards cultivating skills fit for the demands of modern working environments. It considers the emotions of navigating change through transformative periods. Furthermore, we emphasise the cultivation of a mindset of continual learning, beyond the qualification, which serves as a role model for the integral role of learning in modern agile performance.

Entrust QA with the development of your workforce, and witness the relevance of our ILM qualifications in shaping competent leaders for the challenges of the digital and modern business landscape.

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Target Audience

The programme is designed for those who have recently assumed managerial or leadership roles or seek to refresh their perspectives on work. It is not suitable for senior managers. The two modules needed for the award in Leadership and Management are carefully chosen. Level 5 is equivalent to the second year of an undergraduate degree.

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By the end of the programme you will be able to:

Your own/the learner’s performance will be enabled by:

  • Adapting your leadership style to context of role, organisation, and sector
  • Ensuring your leadership style incorporates diversity
  • Refreshed motivation and inclusivity through use of emotional intelligence
  • Linking leadership style to value and performance to reflect on how to continuously improve use of different leadership styles
  • Using time liberated by more appropriate and agile leadership styles to focus on innovation and change
  • Proposing innovation and change management as a way of improving performance with confidence and business acumen
  • Leading change in ways that are modern and aligned to the uncertain environment.

The organisation’s performance will be improved by:

  • Greater alignment of leadership style to strategic initiatives
  • More agility and adaptability to the environment through a curious attitude towards change
  • Including diverse perspectives
  • The extension of effective leadership into the broader organisation through role modelling
  • More engaged employees
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This programme will:

The programme should take 7 months covering two modules, Becoming an Effective Leader and Leading Innovation and Change, and two assignments. It is strongly advised that learners complete in no more than a further 2 months (creating a total of 9 months) as otherwise the ability and motivation to complete the assignments wanes as do their relevance.

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