ILM Level 5

We are currently in the planning stages for our next open ILM Level 5 Award course. Contact us if you’d like to be informed when we have dates confirmed.

Ready yourself for the move from management to senior leadership.

We are an Institute of Leadership and Management Approved Centre. We run ILM Level 5 accredited training courses in London and elsewhere across the UK. 

Our ILM Level 5 Award programme has been specially designed for mid-level managers and department heads looking to start their own leadership journey.

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Our latest ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management programme

  • Six-month programme for mid-level managers looking to progress to leadership roles
  • Leadership workshops with guest speakers
  • Executive coaching sessions.

Like the leaders it produces, our ILM Level 5 course is highly motivational, values-based and outcome-driven. Over six months you will explore and reflect on a range of leadership styles. You’ll develop the technical skills, strategic insight and practical expertise you need to become an effective leader in your organisation.

"I found this approach to leadership really quite inspirational. It enabled me to think clearly about how I can use my own leadership style to build better teams and to foster a creative, adaptive and inclusive organisational culture."
Kuljit Sandhu, Managing Director at RISE Mutual CIC


You’ll also gain a thorough grasp of the workings of organisational culture and team behaviours. And you’ll learn how to measure your own leadership capability, performance and impact in relation to your organisation’s values and vision.

Start your leadership journey with us and:

  • Drive better results for you and your team
  • Raise your profile
  • Lead innovation and change
  • Prepare yourself for senior management roles.

You’ve lived. You’ve learned. Now you want to lead.

We offer competitive course fees, as well as discounts for charitable organisations.


We are currently in the planning stages for our next open ILM Level 5 Award course. Contact us if you’d like to be informed when we have dates confirmed.

Request an ILM Level 5 Award course brochure.

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You will progress through a thought-provoking blend of cross-sector leadership master classes (featuring small-group working, guest speakers and a special site visit) and dedicated one-to-one executive coaching sessions.

Your learning will go beyond the theory of leadership and focus on the practical skills that really make a difference to everyday performance and career progression. One recent cohort, for instance, enjoyed a site visit to the BBC Newsroom in W1A, as well as a leadership presentation and networking event on the 24th floor of The Shard.

On completion you will receive a nationally recognised ILM Level 5 qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management.

"The ILM Level 5 Award course has helped me to recognise the potential in myself… It’s given me a huge amount of motivation and the confidence to apply for a senior management role… I wouldn’t have done that had I not gone through the programme. Happily, my application was successful and I take up post next month."
Niamh Farren, Assistant Chief Officer at London Community Rehabilitation Company


ILM Level 5 Award course outline

  • Pre-course work and phone conversation with your programme leader
  • Three one-day workshops with inspiring special guest speakers and site visits
  • Three one-to-one executive coaching sessions
  • Workplace-related ILM Level 5 assignment
  • Accreditation by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM Level 5 Award)
  • Invitation to join our Leaders Alumni Network
  • A six-month ILM membership, including access to ILM development resources and networking opportunities.

This six-month programme offers a blend of leadership master classes with invited guest speakers, coaching sessions, and a special site visit that extends your learning outside the training room.

Taking a fully cross-sector approach, we encourage delegates to consider their industry big-picture, as well as effective strategic thinking and partnership working. You will be tutored in both one-to-one sessions and small groups, and will be fully supported throughout the programme – before earning your ILM Level 5 accreditation.

"The support from signing up to submission day was outstanding. The EW Group were extremely competitive considering their reputation and portfolio of clients. The master class days were fantastic, led by enthusiastic and captivating speakers, broadening and strengthening my experience and understanding in leadership and management. The course material was absolutely spot on, indicating where we are heading, and how we as leaders need to adapt."
Lucian Dunlop, Assistant Team Manager (Business Improvement) at Oxford City Council


We are currently in the planning stages for our next open ILM Level 5 Award course. Contact us if you’d like to be informed when we have dates confirmed.

Request the full ILM Level 5 Award course outline.

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About the Institute of Leadership and Management

ILM offers a wide range of qualifications covering all aspects of leadership and management, along with specialist programmes in coaching and mentoring, HR and enterprise. Last year 90,000 people registered for an ILM qualification, gaining the crucial skills and knowledge to improve their performance at work.

ILM offers qualifications that deliver key skills where they are needed most: directly in the workplace. Because they understand that every organisation is different, their qualifications are designed to provide maximum choice by enabling individuals and employers to select the subject, level, size and type of programme to suit their specific development needs.

EW Group also offer ILM qualifications at the following levels:

Our ILM programmes can also be found on Find Courses.

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