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ILM 5 : The Effective Middle Manager


Ideal for managers seeking to develop their leadership skills and awareness to get better results from their teams and prepare themselves to take on more responsibility. The overall aim of the programme is to help you make the transition from managing operational outputs to developing leadership skills and achieving more strategic goals.

This programme is accredited to ILM 5 Award in Leadership and Management

Suitable for

Those who are working in middle management roles who are directly responsible for supporting first level managers (e.g. team leaders and supervisors) to deliver organisational results.

On completion you will be able to

  • Apply a range of tools and techniques to become a more effective manager.
  • Lead, motivate and inspire your employees to achieve organisational goals and objectives.
  • Provide strategic leadership as well as running day-to-day operations.
  • Take the lead in developing innovative strategies for your organisation and successfully implement change initiatives.
  • Apply positive management practices to help reduce the causes and risks associated with workplace stress.
  • Understand and recognise your own emotions and how they affect others in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however it is expected that you should be working as a middle manager or have substantial experience in a first level manager role with aspirations to progress into a middle management. 

A Level or equivalent Level 3 qualifications is generally recommended in order to meet the academic demands of a Level 5 award.


Bookings are now being taken for two courses as follows;

April Course

  • 18 April
  • 25 April 
  • 2 May (EQi)
  • 9 May 
  • 16 May
  • 23 May  (tutorial)

June Course

  • 27 June
  • 28 June
  • 5 July (EQi)
  • 11 July
  • 12 July
  • 19  July (tutorial)

September Course

  • 26 September 
  • 3 October
  • 9 October(EQi)
  • 17 October
  • 24 October
  • 31  October(tutorial)



Four full training days with an additional one hour individual assessment support session offered after completion of the training.


09:30 – 16:30 on all days.


Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University, City Campus .


(The price is fully inclusive, and because we are part of Leeds Beckett University we do not charge VAT.)


We can design our courses to meet your specific business objectives, developing a tailored plan to deliver the results you are looking for. We can run the bespoke courses at your organisation or at our own campus in Leeds.

Contact us

Learning Outcomes

Course Modules

Developing and Leading Teams to Achieve Organisational Goals and Objectives

Consider the effectiveness of your own organisation in measuring team performance against organisation goals and undertake a critical review of your own ability to develop and lead teams.

Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Develop your knowledge of emotional intelligence and its impact on leadership. The session will examine the characteristics of emotional intelligence and consider proven techniques you could use to improve your leadership performance.

Leading Innovation and Change

Explore the need for innovation and change management in your own organisation and consider your role in successfully leading and managing change initiatives.

Managing Stress and Conflict in the Organisation

Learn what stress is, what might cause it and how to manage your own stress and minimise stress in others. The session also includes information about the causes of conflict at work as well as techniques you could use to resolve conflict.


The assessment provides an opportunity to apply what you learned on the course back to the workplace.

The assessment consists of:

  • Two written assignments (2,500 words each).

You should plan to spend approximately 30 hours researching, preparing and writing the assessment.

The deadline for submission will typically be six weeks after the completion of the training.

Very knowledgeable facilitators who tailored the course to the needs of the group.

Kelly Cunningham, 2016
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