This ILM Level 4 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management Higher Apprenticeship management qualification (which includes the NVQ,VRQ and Essential Skills) will be delivered over a period of 12 months, and will require the learner to attend regular monthly assessor visits at the workplace.

For the Level 4 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management the credit value is 37, 27 credits for the 4 mandatory units, and 10 credits from Groups 1, 2 or 3. The table below contains information about the mandatory units together with a sample of the optional units. A full list can be supplied on request.

( ) = credit values L = Level

Mandatory units within the VRQOptional units within the VRQ
• Understanding the Management Role to Improve Management Performance (4) L4
• Managing Personal Development (15) L4
• Managing and Implementing Change in the Workplace (6) L4
• Understanding and Developing Relationships in the Workplace (2) L3
Group 1

• Planning and Leading a Complex Team Activity (4) L4
• Managing Risk in the Workplace (3) L4
• Delegating Authority in the Workplace (3) L4
• Developing People in the Workplace (5) L4
• Developing your Leadership Styles (4) L4
• Management Communication (4) L4
• Managing a Healthy and Safe Environment (2) L4
• Managing Meetings (3) L4
• Managing Marketing Activities (3) L4
• Motivating People in the Workplace (2) L4
• Solving Problems by Making Effective Decisions in the Workplace (3) L4
• Budgetary Planning and Control (3) L4
• Understanding the Importance of Marketing for an Organisation (4) L4
• Developing Individual Mental Toughness (2) L4
Group 2

• Solving Problems and Making Decisions (2) L3
• Understanding Leadership (2) L3
• Understand How to Establish an Effective Team (1) L3
• Understanding How to Motivate to Improve Performance (2) L3
• Developing Yourself and Others (2) L3
• Understanding Organising and Delegating in the Workplace (1) L3
• Understanding Health and Safety in the Workplace (2) L3
• Understanding Performance Management (2) L3
• Understand Costs and Budgets in an Organisation (1) L3
• Understanding the Communication Process in the Workplace (2) L3
• Understand How to Lead Effective Meetings (2) L3
• Understanding Marketing for Managers (1) L3
• Understanding Good Practice in Workplace Coaching (3) L3
• Understanding Good Practice in Workplace Mentoring (3) L3
• Leading and Motivating a Team Effectively (2) L3
Group 3
• Leading Innovation and Change (5) L5
• Managing Individual Development (4) L5
• Managing Stress and Conflict in the Organisation (3) L5
• Managing Customer Relations (3) L5
• Managing Resources (4) L5
• Making Professional Presentations (2) L5
• Developing and Leading Teams to Achieve Organisational Goals and Objectives (4) L5
• Assessing your Own Leadership Capability and Performance (6) L5
• Managing Own Continuing Professional Development (15) L5
• Becoming an Effective Leader (5) L5