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ILM Management and Leadership Higher Level Apprenticeship

Qualification Gained
ILM Level 5 Management and Leadership Higher Level Apprenticeship
Study Level
Apprenticeships, Level 5
3 years
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


This course offers the opportunity to further develop key skills required in middle management.

Level 5 managers are responsible for everything from creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change and financial & resource management.

The duration of this Higher Level Apprenticeship is up to three years, part-time (a minimum of 18-24 months).

  Key Info

Responsibilities also include talent management, coaching and mentoring.

The three stages of this qualification are:

  • On Programme Assessment
  • Gateway to End Point Assessment
  • End Point Assessment


Critical Self Reflection:

  • Understanding the Management Role to Improve Management Performance
  • Managing Improvement
  • Developing Critical Thinking
  • Becoming an Effective Leader
  • Assessing Your Own Leadership capability and Performance
  • Developing and Leading Teams to Achieve Organisational Goals and Objectives
  • Provide Leadership and Direction For Your Own Area of Responsibility
  • Work Productively with Colleagues and Stakeholders

Innovation and Development Project:

  • Understanding the Management Role to Improve Management Performance
  • Managing Improvement
  • Making a Financial Case
  • Leading Innovation and Change
  • Analysing and Interpreting Statistics to Inform Management Decisions
  • Lead Innovation Within an Organisation
  • Develop and Evaluate Operational Plans for Your Own Area of Responsibility
  • Work Productively With Colleagues and Stakeholders

Individualised Study:

This comprises: completion and achievement of a relevant Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and management or an equivalent management qualification recognised by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). The qualification equates to at least 37 credits (at least 370 hours).


Entry to this course requires GCSE English and Maths at a grade 4 or C as well as a Level 3 qualification in Leadership and Management.

Alternative qualifications and appropriate experience may be considered.

Non-standard applicants may be interviewed and be required to complete a piece of written work.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship can lead to progression to further study or employment in a leadership or management role in the Business sector. Roles may include those of Operational Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager, Department Manager and other specialist managers.

Apprenticeship Course Fees will be paid by your employer.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

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