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Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership

Qualification Details

QAN: 603/3836/2                                                   TQT: 400

GLH:   246                                                            Credit: 40


Qualification Purpose

The Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (RQF) recognises skills and knowledge in management and leadership, allowing learners to apply this knowledge and skills to the national standard required by employers and proving competence in their role.

This qualification offers a range of optional units covering different aspects of management and leadership, supporting the learner’s development, depending on their interests and requirements.

The qualification is designed for learners aged 18 plus who want to progress into or within employment in a management and leadership role.


Qualification Structure/Rules of Combination

To successfully achieve the Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (RQF) learners must complete a total of 40 credits.  20 credits from the mandatory units and 20 credits from optional units.


Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for learners undertaking this qualification, however, learners may find it helpful if they have already achieved a Level 4 qualification.

Learners must also have sufficient experience in management to support the learning outcomes of the qualification.

Centres are responsible for ensuring that this qualification is appropriate for the age and ability of learners. They need to make sure that learners can fulfil the requirements of the assessment criteria and comply with the relevant literacy, numeracy and health and safety aspects of this qualification.


Progression Routes 

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

  • Higher Apprenticeship in Management and Leadership
  • Level 6 Diploma In Management and Leadership
  • Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Learners can also progress into or within employment upon successful completion of this qualification.

Unit Title UnitRef Level GLH Credit
Strategic Decision Making M/617/3431 5 32 6
Strategic Business Management Planning T/617/3432 5 40 7
Principles of Management Leadership A/617/3433 5 24 7
Principles of Innovation and Change Management
5 32 5
Marketing Management
5 35 6
Corporate Communications
5 26 4
Staff Recruitment and Selection
5 29 5
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