ILM Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management

Course Description:

The ILM Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management is aimed at Middle-Senior Managers with a wide span of control and accountability for performance, in particular those with responsibility for determining resource allocation and operational methods in their department or organisation.

Course content:

Units are achieved through one to one support from an advisor who visits the workplace approximately once a month.  38 credits need to be achieved from a range of units made up from:

4 mandatory units contributing 23 credits

  • Provide leadership and direction for own area of responsibility
  • Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility
  • Plan change in own area of responsibility
  • Work productively with colleagues and stakeholders

A variety of optional units are available and must contribute 15 credits, these include:

  • Develop, maintain and review personal networks
  • Manage health and safety across an organisation
  • Monitor and review business processes
  • Develop a customer focused organisation
  • Manage a budget for own area of activity or work
  • Plan and manage a project
  • Support individual to develop and take responsibility for their performance
  • Address performance problems affecting team members
  • Recruit staff in own area of responsibility
  • Review risk management processes in own areas of responsibility
  • Analyse the market in which your organisation operates
  • Conduct a quality audit
  • Lead innovation within an organisation
  • Develop working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Managing grievance procedures
  • Develop and implement marketing plans


A variety of methods including observations in the workplace, witness testimonies, product evidence and professional discussions.