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Level 5 Award in Leadership

LeadershipWhat impact does your leadership style have on the success of your team and organisation?

The ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership offers you an opportunity to develop your personal leadership skills and produce more effective results for your organisation. It will help you to inspire and support the people you work with. It will build your confidence in influencing others in a positive way, and your skill in choosing the most effective style of leadership for a given situation.

The programme comprises an exciting combination of workshops and personal coaching  to offer development that is based around your own needs and the needs of your organisation.

We also offer Leadership and Management programmes at Level 3, for those new to management.

Level 5 Programme Overview

The ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership explores leadership roles and theories, self-leadership, emotional intelligence, winning and maintaining commitment, and setting and communicating direction.


It is a really useful course to start you thinking about leadership and management – both the theory and how you practically do it. Helps to convert your own practice from accidental leadership to considered and deliberate leadership.

Katy Elliott Viney, Arundel Museum


Programme Structure

The Award consists of 2 full-day workshops, with personal study and one-to-one coaching. The qualification will normally take between 3 and 5 months to complete.

Assessing your own leadership capability and performance (ILM Unit M5.29)

  • Induction
  • Two full day workshops
  • Two one-to-one coaching sessions, held by phone or Skype
  • Guided home study, reading and reflective exercises to help you assess your own leadership capability and performance
  • Assessment for this unit is through one work based assignment


Felicity was knowledgeable and inspirational in her delivery of the two day teaching sessions for the ILM level 5 in leadership. Her honest mentoring and interest in ‘exploring the greatness in others’ was a study in leadership. The group was challenged and motivated by the variety of learning methods that Felicity seamlessly employed. The ILM level 5 supports leaders at all levels.

Jan Horrell

Maggie was fantastic at giving relevant and highly personalised support both for the assessment and for my development. I found that having access to this support is essential to the effectiveness of the course. I would recommend the course to anyone wanting to develop their leadership style to create a more dynamic and happy team.

Becky Fletcher, Jerwood Gallery


Is this programme for me?

This programme assumes a grounding in the principles of supervisory management.  You may already have a management qualification, or you may have supervisory experience.

Once you are working at this level, your development needs will be unique and personal to you.  You will bring your own mix of skills, experience, personal goals, personal challenges to the learning process, and you will be working within an organisation with its own particular culture, values and history.

Both Maggie and Felicity are passionate about facilitating a learning environment where mutual trust and support can develop. We aim to facilitate a quality learning experience for you, as well as the opportunity to gain a qualification.

This may suit you if you have existing responsibilities for leading and motivating people, or if you are ready to move into a role where you will have a greater need to influence and motivate those you supervise. You may wish to underpin your current practice with clearer knowledge of the principles of leadership, as well as achieve a nationally recognised qualification.  

Please get in touch to find out more about this programme.