ILM Leadership and
Management Qualifications 

Sports Professionals

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

  • Provides leadership and management skills to aid your career development and promotion opportunities 

  • Provides you with current, specific knowledge and skills which relate to your profession 

  • Develops your ability to lead, motivate and inspire others 

  • An accredited qualification that is transferable across multiple professions 

  • Flexible learning approach, working around you and your commitments 

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

Aled Thomas


"I feel that this course has had a huge impact on my continued academic development and will further enhance my prospects after my professional rugby career concludes"

Rich Buchanan

Swansea City FC

"Since embarking on the programme with Portal, I have received great insight to the many resources and theories of leadership and management whilst developing a real appreciation of how to apply some of them in the professional environment"

Rynard Landman

Newport Gwent Dragons

"I would recommend this qualification due to the flexibility and relevance of the content"

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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