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Entry Requirements
Level of English commensurate with the qualification and suitable job role (it is advisable to speak to a tutor before enrolling to check this).

Management ILM NVQ Diploma Level 4

This is a 2 year part-time course which you can start at any time with a flexible attendance pattern, mutually agreed between you and your tutor. This course has a flexible start date and is available for students to start at any point throughout the year.

About the Course

The college offers the new, credit-based NVQ Diploma in Management which involves building up a number of credits to achieve the full qualification. Candidates will need to be carrying out a range of management activities in a suitable job, either full or part-time, on a paid or voluntary basis. All candidates must have access to real work in order to gain the necessary evidence.

Key Units

These qualifications recognise the skills and experience which candidates may have gained over a period of time, or are currently acquiring in their job. Level 4 is appropriate for you if you are working as a manager and moving into a middle management position. Typically, you will still retain responsibility for operational processes but will be more removed from day to day line management duties.

Candidates should aim to complete the award within a 2 year period. However, the time scale is flexible and candidates may finish more quickly if they have been able to spend a lot of time on their portfolio of evidence. The fee is for the whole course, not per year, so there is no additional cost involved.

Entry Requirements

Level of English commensurate with the qualification and suitable job role (it is advisable to speak to a tutor before enrolling to check this).


Diplomas are awarded following assessment of the candidate’s portfolio of work. A qualified tutor will examine the portfolio of evidence and make a decision about the evidence which is checked by the external verifier (appointed by the examining body) and passed for certification. The achievement (pass) rates for this qualification are outstanding. 

Candidates need to collect evidence from the work place to demonstrate their competence in undertaking a management role across a range of tasks. They will provide evidence of worked carried out to build a portfolio. The evidence is matched to units of the award to confirm competence: the evidence is required in a variety of formats – observations, statements and case histories, questioning, work products, witness testimonies.

To achieve the full qualification candidates will complete a variety of mandatory and optional units, to gain a total of 53 credits. The full range of units can be viewed on

Where does this Lead

Having completed one NVQ, many people go on to complete others in associated subjects, depending on the level of responsibility and nature of the job. Also, if the level of responsibility within the current role increases, a higher level within the same qualification suite – management - can be done: levels 5 and 7.  

The College also offers a range of taught on line courses in Leadership and Management from levels 2 to 5 at award, certificate and diploma levels. These courses are suitable for those not in work based employment and wish to move into a management role.  

Bespoke courses are available to local companies wishing to address the specific training needs of groups of staff.

All qualifications are offered by the Institute of Leadership and Management and success rates are outstanding.

Typical Cost: £1500

The fee shown is the cost of the qualification with no fee reduction . In most cases the student will not pay the full value, if eligible for funding support. The government funding agencies may pay up to 50% and in some cases 100% of the tuition fee shown. 

The only students to pay full cost are where the course is designated FULL COST (no government funding claimed for the course), or if the student is 24 or over at the start of a course which is Level 3 or above. In this instance you may be eligible for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan, on eligible courses. (See 24+ Advanced Learning Loans) 

The actual cost you pay will be calculated during the enrolment process.

This is a full cost course. No funding available.

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This is by individual appointment at college - appointments usually last approximately 1 hour, and can be arranged on days and times to suit both the candidate and the tutor. We understand that candidates in a management position will have busy schedules so the flexible approach is designed to avoid disruption. The sessions are used to provide assistance and support to candidates who are building portfolios of evidence, and for review of evidence, planning work to be undertaken and assessments. Candidates attend to suit their work patterns - usually every 3 or 4 weeks. The tutor will also arrange to visit candidates to observe and assess them in the work place.

Group sessions are arranged subject to demand to enable candidates to network with others and spend time working on their portfolio.


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