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ILM Higher Apprenticeship in Leadership & Management – Level 5 Diploma

LEVEL 5 Diploma | Higher Apprenticeship in Leadership & Management

Take advantage of this Welsh Government funded Higher Apprenticeship in Leadership & Management

The level 5 Diploma is a Higher Apprenticeship programme that aims to develop your management and leadership skills and techniques through a mixed assessment method, providing you with a qualification that is highly valued within education and internationally recognised across all sectors of industry.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for all aspiring and current middle leaders; whether you are just starting out on your route towards middle management or are an experienced middle leader seeking to progress on to a more senior role.

Take our SkillScan assessment to assess your current leadership experience and identify whether this qualification is suited to you in your current role.


Learner / Teacher Benefits
  • 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
Employer / School Benefits
  • Develops the employee’s management and leadership skills
  • Encourages strategic thinking which could aid and enhance productivity 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 organisation’s learning and development needs
  • A training programme that does not take teachers out of the classroom
Enrolment Process
  • Half day initial literacy & numeracy assessments
  • Half day induction session introducing course content, course tools plus support with your first modules
How is the qualification assessed?

A mixed method assessment approach is used to differentiate for the needs of each individual. This includes online assessments; recorded discussions; VIVA and documented evidence supported by an e-portfolio.

How is the qualification delivered?

Portal has developed a completely unique delivery model to fit around the demanding work schedules of staff within the education sector. You will be provided with all of the resources, templates and tools you need via our online Moodle Platform and will be supported by a management assessor through both face-to-face meetings and Blackboard web-conference sessions, to ensure delivery and support  is fully flexible and personalised to suit your individual needs.

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If you have questions, no matter how big or small, or would like to enquire about signing up to one of our Leadership & Management qualifications please follow the link below to our enquiry form:

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timeTime Commitments

Up to 18 months

Please note that this course does not always follow an academic year


  • Course Cost: Our Level 4 & 5 Apprenticeships are fully funded by the Welsh Government
  • Registration Fee: £146.00


Learner Case Study

I took the opportunity to study Portal’s Management and Leadership course to further develop as a leader. During the year I was able to think critically about the various schemes and situations. The regular meetings with the mentor are a great help in discussing and sharing ideas for the portfolio. I feel that the course has helped me develop from being a manager to be a leader.

Helen Evans, Ysgol Bro Myrddin

Course Overview

ILM Combined NVQ-VRQ Diploma in Management & Leadership

Managing Strategic Change (NVQ)

Unit Specification

Develop Business Process (NVQ)

Unit Specification

Contribute to the Development of a Strategic Plan (NVQ)

Unit Specification

Provide Leadership & Management (NVQ)

Unit Specification

Managing Own Continued Professional Development (VRQ)
Unit Specification – 8625-521

Essential Skills Wales (ESW) Level 2 AON, Communication and ICT

Method of Assessment: Controlled tasks and test

Employee’s Rights and Responsibilities

Method of Assessment: Completion of a booklet

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