Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership (QCF)

Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership is designed for learners’ to develop core middle management skills and competencies. It also introduces learners to strategic management concepts, preparing those who aspire towards senior management roles.

The qualification gives learners the opportunity to:

● Develop and demonstrate occupational competence to undertake and progress into middle
management roles in a range of business settings, for example: senior manager, area manager, head of
department, stakeholder manager, business development manager
● Develop and demonstrate current technical skills and sector related knowledge to underpin
competence in the job roles stated above, this includes topics on: providing leadership and
management, contributing towards strategic plans, designing business processes and managing
strategic change
● Recognise existing management and leadership skills
● Achieve a nationally-recognised Level 5 qualification
● Develop own personal growth and engagement in learning

Entry requirements:
No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required before learners register for this qualification, however, the learner is likely to be employed in a technician, associate professional or operational management role. This is a suitable progression route from an advanced apprenticeship and where the learner already has core occupational competence and knowledge within the sector and is aspiring to make the transition from first line manager or operational manager to middle management level.
Approved age ranges 18+
Qualification structure
The learner will need to meet the requirements outlined in the table below before the qualification can be awarded.

Minimum number of credits that must be achieved 53
Minimum number of credits that must be achieved at level 5 or above 30
Number of mandatory credits that must be achieved 22
Number of optional credits that must be achieved (23 credits from Group B and the remaining 8 credits from optional units in Group B or Group C) 31

Duration of the course: 15 Months, Guided learning hours 239 – 314
Progression opportunities
Learners who achieve Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership can progress to a range of other Leadership and Management and/or professional qualifications at level 7 and above, for example Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
Learners could also use achievement of this qualification to enhance further employment opportunities or progression opportunities within their current or aspiring job role, and/or towards membership to a professional body or institute.