Course Information

Who is the course for?

The NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership is designed for you to develop core middle management skills and competencies, introducing you to strategic management concepts and preparing those who aspire towards senior management roles. It is aimed at management roles in a range of business settings e.g. senior manager, area manager, head of department, stakeholder manager, business development manager. It will give you the opportunity to develop and demonstrate current technical skills and sector related knowledge to underpin your competence and recognise existing management and leadership skills. 

What does the course involve?

The NVQ is related directly to your job role and requires you to step back and reflect on your performance at work, review your working practices and identify any improvements you can make. It provides a personal development opportunity and enhances efficiency within your organisation.  This programme will run on an individual basis and your assessor will guide you on how to build a portfolio of evidence which reflects your ability to manage at this level.

Candidates must achieve a minimum of 53 credits. Completion of the mandatory units will provide 22 credits. The remainder will be achieved by completing a selection of optional units (depending on credit value and rules of combination). Your Assessor will guide you on the selection of appropriate units.

 Mandatory Units:

  • Contribute to the development of a strategic plan
  • Design business processes
  • Manage strategic change
  • Provide leadership and management

What makes this course special?

Our NVQs are fully supported through our online portfolio system (OneFile).  Candidates have access to their portfolio on line in order to upload work, view progress to date (shown as a total percentage) and to contact their dedicated Assessor.  The portfolio can be accessed at any time, e.g. at home or in the workplace which makes the submission of work much simpler.

Placements/Work Placements

This is a competence based qualification so it is vital that you work within a management role, this ensures that you are drawing from real experience when providing evidence for your NVQ and when working towards your specific competencies.

It is important that you are working within a management position already before enrolling onto the NVQ.

Entry Requirements

All candidates must be in an appropriate management position.  Prior to enrolment, an Assessor will arrange to meet you and discuss your job role with you to ensure that it will afford you sufficient scope to provide all of the evidence required. 

What are the assessment methods?

There is no requirement to attend College.  Your Assessor will assess you in your workplace, they will provide an induction onto your online portfolio and through subsequent contact, will carry out observations of you at work, obtain testimonies from other people that you work with and carry out professional discussions with you, they will set knowledge questions and use appropriate work product as well as other appropriate assessment methods. 

How long is the course?

It is expected that the qualification will take up to 2 years to achieve however, candidates work at their own pace so can achieve as quickly as they wish, taking into account an appropriate level of contact with their Assessor.

What are the College attendance requirements?

There are progression opportunities onto the level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership or other appropriate Management qualifications.

What are the progression options?

There are progression opportunities onto the Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Management or other appropriate Management qualification.

Awarding Body

This NVQ is currently awarded by Pearson Edexcel.

Further Information