Higher Apprenticeship in Management – Level 5

Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Management

Why Do An Apprenticeship

Higher Apprenticeship in Management at Level 5 are a way of improving the skills and knowledge of your employees.  The Apprenticeship programme in Wales has been designed to provide flexible and portable qualifications. Management and leadership skills have a major impact on the development, productivity and performance of organisations across all sectors of the economy.  In today’s fast-moving competitive environment, there is a need to continue to drive up the performance of the best, and address weaknesses in leadership and management that are at risk of holding back productivity and performance.

They will help develop skills in the following areas:

• Leadership skills, self-management, relationship building,
• Negotiation and influencing skills, communication and decision making skills
• Information technology skills
• Knowledge and project management skills
• Coaching and mentoring
• Change management skills
• Partnership working and the ability to implement innovative solutions to problems

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What Does the Learner Get On Completion

  • ILM Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Managementilm
  • ILM Level 5 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management
  • Essential Skills Wales Level 2 in Essential Communication, Essential Application of Numbers and Essential Digital Literacy
  • Apprenticeship Certificate in Level 5 Leadership and Management

Leadership & Management Wales Quality Award


The cost of the apprenticeship is funded by the Welsh Government for Levy payers (subject to meeting eligibility criteria). A small contribution could apply for those non-levy payers.


21 months

Who Is This Qualification For?

Higher Apprenticeship in Management Level 5The ILM Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship is aimed at middle managers with responsibility for substantial programmes and resources. It develops skills in strategy planning, change, and business process design alongside core leadership and management abilities such as inspiring colleagues and delivering results. It is designed for managers seeking a thorough grounding in their role and responsibilities, plus the opportunity to consolidate and further develop key skills and knowledge needed at this level.

Delivery and Course Structure

The programme is delivered remotely and face-to-face with evidence gathered through work activities. An assessor will be allocated to the learners who will visit them each month for approximately a few hours each visit. Evidence will be assessed together with the setting of further work at these visits.

The learner is required to complete a number of mandatory units in addition to a choice of optional units. Click here for more information

Benefits For Individuals

•    Enhance core management capabilities
•    Develop your set of essential leadership skills
•    Develop knowledge in specialist areas, such as finance and marketing
•    Learn how to manage strategic change
•    Develop skills in business processes that could improve your organisation’s effectiveness
•    Make a measurable impact on your organisation through work-place based projects and assessment
•    Benchmark your managerial skills with a nationally recognised qualification

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Benefits To The Employer/Business

•    Build sustainable management practice that works for the long term
•    Using the broad selection of optional units tailored within the qualification to suit your organisation’s learning and development needs
•    Promote a culture of organisational learning and development
•    Motivation, engagement, long term commitment
• Work-based learning causing minimal disruption to business demands
•    Fully Funded Learning so the employer pays nothing

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The Apprenticeship Programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund please click here »

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