ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management

The level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management is designed for practicing middle managers, helping them to develop their skills and experience, improve performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.

This course is conducted over a 12 month period, and there are no formal academic entry requirements to undertake this course.

The learning is a combination of online and tutorials, self directed research and a number of taught sessions in the form of four two day study days, and one virtual. (This Diploma has a fifth in person workshop)

Cost: £4,150 + VAT

Study days venue: Alexandra House, Swindon, SN4 0QJ

Please note that this course can only accommodate 12 students. To register your interest, please click the button below to email Abby Hales, SLCC’s Conference Manager.

At the end of the qualification students will be able to:

  • Understand own ability to fulfil key responsibilities of the leadership role
  • Be able to evaluate own ability to lead others
  • Understand the purpose of coaching & mentoring within an organisational context
  • Understand the skills, behaviours, attitudes, beliefs and values of an effective coach or mentor
  • Understand the reasons for change in an organisation
  • Be able to manage and implement change in the workplace
  • Understand the effectiveness of own organisation in dealing with workplace stress and conflict
  • Be able to improve the management of workplace stress and conflict in own area of responsibility
  • Understand different types of meetings and their suitability for different purposes; how to prepare effectively for a meeting and manage actions
  • Be able to develop own performance in managing meetings
  • Be able to use action learning for leadership development
  • Be able to plan and undertake activities to develop own leadership performance


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
  • Understanding Culture change
  • Learning how to build an inspirational community
  • Understand how to better motivate and build respect


How do I study?

This course is combined with learning workshops, tutorials and self-study assignments designed for you to develop your leadership abilities and gain further knowledge. There will be 12 workshop sessions and 2 tutorials over 12 months.


Programme Introduction one day workshop 20 September Virtual
Workshop one (2 days in person, with assignment task) 20 & 21 October Alexandra House, Swindon, SN4 0QJ
Workshop two (2 days in person, with assignment task) 9 & 10 November Alexandra House, Swindon, SN4 0QJ
1:1 Tutorials each delegate will have an individual two hour tutorial with their course tutor 15 & 16 December Virtual
Workshop three (2 days in person, with assignment task) 19 & 20 January Alexandra House, Swindon, SN4 0QJ(*)
Workshop four (2 days in person, with assignment task) 28 Feb & 1 March Alexandra House, Swindon, SN4 0QJ
Workshop five – one day virtual with assignment task 12 April Virtual
Workshop six (2 days in person, with assignment task) 17 & 18 May Alexandra House, Swindon, SN4 0QJ
ILM Accreditation Interviews – individual 90 minute 1:1 tutorials with each student to review their portfolio prior to final assessment TBC Virtual

About the trainer

Josie has 20 years experience in the FMCG, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices industry where as a board director of Beiersdorf UK Ltd she was responsible for maximising revenue and profitability.  Her particular expertise and passion lies in the area of people and organisational development. With a philosophy that an organisation can only reach it’s full potential through developing and motivating its people.

In 2000 Josie started her own Business Consultancy Bruck Payne Associates in Royal Wootton Bassett.  Building on a passion for developing people’s potential, Josie works to create a learning environment that enables individuals to develop existing skills and discover unknown talents; and by doing so add value to the organisation and themselves.

In the area of leadership development, Josie has helped clients understand the leadership qualities required to enable them to realise their company vision, and provided coaching, facilitation and tools such as 360° appraisal to encourage and develop their leadership qualities in line with corporate values.