ILM Leadership and
Management Qualifications 

Leaders and Managers

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management



The Level 5 Diploma is a Higher Apprenticeship programme which is funded by Welsh Government. The programme aims to develop management and leadership skills and techniques through a mixed assessment approach, providing a qualification that is highly valued within education and internationally recognised across all sectors of industry.


Who Is This Qualification Designed For?

Middle managers with responsibility for substantial programmes and/or resources who are looking to progress in their career. It develops skills in relation to managing people, strategic planning, strategic change and designing business process to drive improvements and subsequently improve performance.

The qualification is ideal for individuals who are just starting out within middle management or experienced middle leaders seeking to progress on to a more senior role.


What You Need To Know

Here are some of the benefits learners and schools can hope to gain from the ILM qualifications in Leadership and Management

Learner Benefit​s

  • Enhance your understanding of specific leadership and management techniques to improve your practice and enhance performance

  • Gain formal accreditation for skills you are already showing competence in, whilst developing new leadership and management skills

  • Enhance your CV for competitive advantage in the jobs market with a qualification that is transferable across all sectors of industry

  • Flexible learning approach, working around you and your commitments

  • No cost to you

  • Support from your dedicated assessor every step of the way

  • Evidence of taking ownership of your own professional development

  • Can lead to career progression

  • Strategic skills development

Organisation Benefits

  • Develops employees’ management and leadership skills

  • Encourages strategic thinking which could aid and enhance efficiency and competitiveness

  • A valuable personal development tool for staff which provides clear benefits to those who want to self develop or want career progression

  • The ability to customise this qualification to your staff’s professional development needs and future career goals


Useful Information

Course Duration

Up to 18 months


No cost to the learner or the school. A Welsh Government and ESF funded qualification (£4,000 - £5,000)

Qualification Units


Comprehensive enrolment process and support provided from a designated assessor


Find Out More

For further information on this and the range of leadership and management qualifications that we offer, contact our Relations Team:


What Our Learners Say

Elin Llŷr


"The staff at Portal are all extremely helpful and supportive, and I’ve benefited from having regular one to one sessions directing me to various tasks throughout the course"

Graham Stephens 


"The bespoke nature of the course allows the learning to be tailored and focused on goals and outcomes relevant to my role and of real business value"

Matt Anthony

Wales Pre-school Providers Association

"The course has allowed me to reflect on my own practice to understand my strengths and weaknesses, and how to further develop both"

The Apprenticeships, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund

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Phone: 029 2047 4060

Address: Portal Training, Ocean Park House,
East Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF24 5ET

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