ILM Level 5 Award & Certificate in Leadership

ILM Level 5 in leadershipThe ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership aims develop an understanding of the individual’s own leadership capability.

The ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership aims to develop both understanding and application of leadership skills using action learning

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but participants will:

  • normally be either practising or aspiring managers with the opportunity to meet the assessment demands, and
  • have a background that will enable them to benefit from the programme

ILM Membership

All registered candidates automatically become studying members of the ILM for one year, free of charge, and can enjoy a range of member benefits accessible through the ILM website. Successful completion of a Level 4 qualification provides eligibility for Associate Membership (AMInstLM) of the Institute of Leadership & Management

Qualification Overview



Minimum 20 Guided learning hours


Within 1 year

Tutorial support

At leats 4 hours



Minimum 60 guided learning hours


Within 2 years

Tutorial Support

At least 7 hours

Delivery Options

Delivery options may include fully-taught programmes, or blended learning programmes using a mix of workshops and/or tutorials together with online or text-based distance learning. Delivery options for the certificate must include action learning.

Structure of Level 5 Award and Certificate in Leadership

The award mandatory unit is:-

Assessing your own leadership capability and performance

The certificate mandatory units are:-

  • Assessing your own leadership capability and performance
  • Improving own leadership potential through action learning