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Diploma in Management and Leadership Level 5

Our Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (RQF) is designed to equip individuals for senior management roles across diverse sectors.

The course focuses on strategic planning, decision-making, and quality management, essential skills for effective leadership in today’s complex business landscape. Participants will delve into strategic business management, learning to set objectives, analyse internal and external influences, and develop effective strategies. Additionally, you will explore the integration of information systems with business goals and apply decision-making theories to strategic planning.

Leadership is a central theme, with modules covering leadership styles, motivational techniques, performance management, and ethical leadership. You will grasp the significance of strong leadership in shaping team behaviour and enhancing business outcomes.

Specialist modules offer opportunities to tailor the learning experience to individual professional needs. These modules delve into staff recruitment and selection, quality management, and improving business performance through effective management techniques.

The diploma features theory-based learning supplemented by remote or in-person sessions, along with assignments, workbooks, and additional resources. Importantly, it does not include functional skills, end-point assessments, or off-the-job training requirements.

Upon completion, participants will possess a diverse skill set to tackle the challenges of senior managerial roles with confidence and proficiency.

Course Details

Qualification Name: Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (RQF)
Accreditation: iCQ OfQual recognised qualification
OfQual Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN): 601/6908/4
Average time to completion: 8 to 18 months

Course Content

Mandatory Units

  • Module 1 – Strategic Business Management and Planning: This module covers the role and significance of strategic planning in organisations, including evaluating processes for goal identification, analysing internal and external factors affecting organisational strategies, exploring competitor advantage strategies, and understanding stakeholder interests.
  • Module 2 – Strategic Decision-making: This module discusses aligning information systems with business strategy, quantitative approaches to decision-making, systems approaches, and the integration of decision-making theories into strategic planning.
  • Module 3 – Principles of Management and Leadership: This module examines leadership styles, motivation, empowerment, performance management, and the ethical dimensions of leadership, while emphasising the impact of effective leadership on team behaviour and business performance.

Optional Units

  • Module 4 – Staff Recruitment and Selection: This module explores staffing strategies to meet business needs, components of job descriptions and person specifications, and incorporating employment legislation into organisational policies.
  • Module 5 – Quality Management in an Organisation: This module emphasises Total Quality Management (TQM), discussing its importance, theories, embedding it into organizational culture, teamwork, training, and continuous improvement, along with methods of monitoring and controlling TQM.
  • Module 6 – Managing Work Activities for Business Performance Improvement: This module covers developing work plans, setting SMART objectives, managing activities efficiently, monitoring performance, implementing quality audit systems, and ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations.

Enrolment and Delivery

Please use our enquiry form or contact us by telephone if you have any queries about this qualification or would like to express an interest to enrol onto this course. A member of our team will be happy to answer any questions, help to make sure this course is right for you and/or your staff team, and talk you through what is involved in enrolment and course completion.

Upon enrolment, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will assist you through achieving successful and meaningful completion of your award. All of the electronic resources, workbooks and assignments required for you to complete the course will be emailed to you for you to commence working with at a time of your convenience. Your tutor will work with you to set targets and milestones that are achievable for you and will check in with you regularly, providing assistance whenever necessary.

On successful completion of your award, your assessor will coordinate with the awarding body for the issuance of your certificates, which will be promptly delivered to you.


Including Assignment, Workbook and Resources:

The full cost of this qualification is £1750 per person which is duly invoiced at the point of enrolment.

Upon completion and certification of this qualification, the certificate(s) for you/your staff members will be sent to you.

Quality Assurance

This Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership is accredited to the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF), the new framework for creating and accrediting qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OfQual) regulates this qualification, examinations and assessments in England.

Complete Training is an approved registered centre with the OFQUAL regulated awarding organisation ‘I Can Qualify‘ (iCQ). All our qualifications are subject to both internal and external quality assurance processes to ensure we meet all of the awarding body specifications. All course materials are developed to meet the specific outcomes that make up the full qualification.

Enquiry Form

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