The Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management Skills is designed for new and aspiring middle managers. Learners can consolidate their experience, develop their leadership skills and prepare to take on greater management responsibility. This qualification comprises two mandatory units. ‘Understanding the management role to improve management performance’ covers the learner’s role in helping their organisation achieve its goals. This includes focusing on interpersonal and communication skills, and how to improve their performance as a manager to get better results. ‘Assessing your own leadership capability and performance’ aims to help individuals understand and apply different leadership styles to achieve organisational goals. Benefits to the learner:- Get a thorough grounding in your role and responsibilities, focus on your interpersonal skills – build better relationships, communicate your organisation’s goals and values, lead and motivate people to achieve those goals, assess your performance as a manager and plan to improve it. Potential benefits to employers:- Middle managers who understand their role and function in your organisation, better alignment with wider organisational strategy, managers who can understand and develop their own leadership styles and behaviours. Progression:- This qualification will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications such as: ILM Level 5 Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma in Leadership and Management, ILM Level 5 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management.