The ILM Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership (5D27v2) is aimed at candidates who are middle managers with responsibility for substantial programmes and resources, who want to develop their skills in strategic planning, strategic change and business process design. This qualification also develops skills in core leadership and management abilities such as delivering results and inspiring colleagues.


Course Structure

Through the Learning Assistant platform provided by City & Guilds, you can earn your qualification online while learning, developing and practicing the skills required for employment and/or career progression in management.

To gain the Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership you must complete 4 mandatory units and a range of optional units to demonstrate competency, knowledge and understanding. Your assessor will discuss the range of units to choose from with you and help you pick which units would be beneficial to you.


Mandatory Units

Unit 500: Contribute to the Development of a Strategic Plan

Unit 501: Design Business Processes

Unit 502: Manage Strategic Change

Unit 400: Provide Leadership and Management


Course Format

The learning material is provided electronically on the Learning Assistant Platform with a guidebook and assessment plan. The assessment team will monitor your progress to offer you support and guidance throughout your course. 



A personal portfolio will be produced demonstrating understanding and application of the standards at this level, and evidence can be electronically submitted via the Learning Assistant platform. Your work will be assessed and verified by our trained Management assessors in order to complete your qualification.



Learners will receive 18 months access to their course. Average completion time for the Level 5 NVQ Diploma is 8-12 months.



You will receive full uncapped access to the TrustTeach Management assessment team for 18 months. You can contact the assessment team via phone, email or over the Learning Assistant platform.  Our assessors work Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, and any messages sent outside of these hours will be picked up during normal working times.  

You will receive your e-cert within 1 week of completion and the hard copy of your certificate within 4 weeks of completion.



The cost of the course is £1275.00

Should you wish to pay in full by card you can receive 15% off the full cost of the course. Use code PIF15 or call +44 (0)203 9002048.

Interest-free payment plans are available to suit all budgets with no credit checks.


Membership with Professional Bodies


Successful completion of the Level 5 NVQ Diploma allows you to apply with ILM as a Member.