The NCFE Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership is a competence-based qualification. A competence-based qualification is based on National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is a job-ready qualification which requires learners to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to work in a specific industry. A competence-based qualification must be assessed in the workplace or in a realistic work environment (RWE) in accordance with the relevant assessment strategy.
This is a regulated qualification. The regulated number for this qualification is 601/4034/3.
This is a cross-sector qualification aimed at current and prospective managers and leaders. This qualification covers the skills needed to be a successful manager/leader, covering competencies applicable to a wide range of contexts.
This qualification may be eligible for funding.
Things you need to know
Qualification number (QN): 601/4034/3
Aim reference: 60140343
Total Qualification Time (TQT): 530
Guided learning hours (GLH): 237
Credit value: 53
Assessment requirements: internally assessed and externally moderated portfolio of evidence
Aims and objectives of this qualification
Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management Leadership aims to:
provide learners with the skills they need to operate as a successful manager
confirm competence of those already fulfilling a senior managerial role
allow learners to develop skills in a range of areas relevant to senior managerial roles, such as business process, strategic change and risk management.
The objectives of the Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management Leadership are to help learners to:
develop the skills and qualities valued in employees by employers
understand and work on their strengths and weaknesses as a manager.
This qualification can provide progression to further qualifications at Level 5 or higher in the same and related subject areas.
It may also be useful to learners studying qualifications in the following sectors:
Leisure, Travel and Tourism.
Progression to Higher Level Studies
This qualification aims to provide learners with a number of progression options, including higher-level studies at university or FE colleges. The skills required to progress to higher academic studies are different from those required at Levels 1 and 2. Level 5 qualifications enable the development of these skills. Although there is no single definition of higher-level learning skills, they include:
checking and testing information
supporting your points with evidence
thinking for yourself
analysing and synthesising information/materials
critical thinking and problem solving
reflecting upon learning and identifying improvements.
Level 5 criteria can require learners to analyse, draw conclusions, interpret or justify, which are all examples of higher-level skills. This means that the evidence provided for the portfolio will also demonstrate the development and use of higher-level learning skills.
To be awarded the NCFE Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership, learners must achieve a minimum of 53 credits:
a total of 22 credits from Group A
a minimum of 23 credits from Group B
and the remaining credits can come from Group B or Group C
A minimum of 30 credits must be achieved at level 5 or above.
Group A mandatory units
Unit 01 Contribute to the development of a strategic plan (5 credits)
Unit 02 Design business processes (5 credits)
Unit 03 Manage strategic change (7 credits)
Unit 04 Provide leadership and management (5 credits)
Group B optional units
Unit 05 Establish business risk management processes (5 credits)
Unit 06 Promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion (5 credits)
Unit 07 Develop and manage collaborative relationships with other organisations (5 credits)
Unit 08 Optimise the use of technology (6 credits)
Unit 09 Manage product and/or service development (5 credits)
Unit 10 Develop and maintain professional networks (3 credits)
Unit 11 Develop and implement an operational plan (5 credits)
Unit 12 Encourage learning and development (3 credits)
Unit 13 Discipline and grievance management (3 credits)
Unit 14 Develop working relationships with stakeholders (4 credits)
Unit 15 Manage a tendering process (4 credits)
Unit 16 Manage physical resources (4 credits)
Unit 17 Prepare for and support quality audits (3 credits)
Unit 18 Conduct quality audits (3 credits)
Unit 19 Manage a budget (4 credits)
Unit 20 Manage a project (7 credits)
Unit 21 Manage business risk (6 credits)
Unit 22 Manage knowledge in an organisation (5 credits)
Unit 23 Manage redundancy and redeployment (6 credits)
Unit 24 Lead the development of a quality strategy (4 credits)
Unit 25 Lead the development of a continuous improvement strategy (5 credits)
Unit 26 Manage strategic marketing activities (7 credits)
Unit 27 Manage the impact of work activities on the environment (4 credits)
Unit 28 Recruitment, selection and induction practice (6 credits)
Unit 29 Lead the development of a knowledge management strategy (7 credits)
Group C optional units
Unit 30 Manage Health and Safety in own area of responsibility (5 credits)
Unit 31 Contribute to the design and development of an information system (5 credits)
Unit 32 Manage information systems (6 credits)
Unit 33 Manage events (6 credits)*
Unit 34 Review the quality of customer service (4 credits)
Unit 35 Developing sales proposals (5 credits)
Unit 36 Prioritising information for sales planning (3 credits)
Unit 37 Manage customer service operations (7 credits)
The units above marked * are available as stand-alone unit programmes and are available for individual registration.
To achieve the NCFE Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units as detailed in this qualification specification.