Management and Leadership NVQ Level 5

Cost Duration
£2 100 Approximately 18-24 months

Course Summary

The Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership consists of a minimum of 53 credits.  In order to identify which units are most appropriate we will match your skills against the standards. This provides us with the opportunity to tailor the qualification to suit your individual situation and needs.


  • CMI offer progression to Level 7 Strategic Management Courses
  • Management positions within your current or future organisation

Entry requirements

In order to be eligible for the qualification you will need the following:

  • to be currently working in a team leading job role
  • have agreement from your employer to allow an assessor to visit you in the workplace
  • be a practicing middle manager
  • be working a minimum of 15 hours a week

Course content

The qualification is made up of five mandatory units and a number of optional units based around your work role.

Mandatory units are:

  • Contribute to the development of a strategic plan
  • Design business processes
  • Manage strategic change
  • Provide leadership and management

Optional modules include:

  • Discipline and grievance management
  • Develop working relationships with stakeholders
  • Lead the development of a continuous improvement strategy
  • Manage the impact of work activities on the environment
  • Manage customer service operations

Timings and Assessments

  • Start anytime
  • Approximately 18-24 months
  • Once the appropriate units are agreed, assessment can start. An assessor will visit you in your workplace. They will plan their visits in advance and will accommodate your work pattern and activities. Assessment visits usually take place every 3-4 weeks and last approximately 1-1.5 hours each. You will be set tasks to complete between visits.
  • Your assessor will work with you to cover the knowledge and skills covered in the qualification. As well as being able to complete tasks competently, you should know why you do them a certain way. Together you will gather evidence to demonstrate you meet the qualification standards. A variety of assessment methods will be used. These will usually contain a mixture of:
    • Observation
    • Work products
    • Professional discussions
    • Oral and/or written question & answers
    • Reflective accounts
    • Witness testimonies
    • Recognised Prior Learning

Costs and Resources

  • From £2,100 dependent on location
  • The qualification is eligible for the Advanced Learner Loan where the Government covers a proportion of the course fees and repayments are only made once you are earning £21,000 or more.  More details can be found here:
  • For further career guidance, the National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. This service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers.


For further information about this course please contact a member of the Fast Forward Team on 01793 732892 or email:

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