MAND5 – VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership (RQF)

Qualification summary

This qualification is ideal for senior managers with strategic responsibility for managing budgets, allocating work to team members and/or colleagues as part of project management, achieving specific results and autonomous decision making. The qualification aims to give learners an opportunity to develop their management performance, become more effective and to progress in their career.

Learners take four mandatory units covering the provision of leadership and management, contributing to the development of a strategic plan, managing strategic change and designing business processes. They then choose from a diverse range of optional units to complete the qualification, tailoring their learning to meet their individual and organisational needs.

This qualification is a ‘cross-sector’ qualification, which means that it can be taken by team leaders and managers across a wide variety of work areas in both the public and private sectors.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress onto the:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Operational and Departmental Management (RQF)

or similar vocationally-based qualifications.

VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership (RQF) Handbook


Qualification structure

A minimum total of 53 credits must be achieved to gain the qualification as follows:

All 22 credits must be achieved from the mandatory Group M.

A minimum of 23 credits must be achieved from Group A

A maximum of 8 credits can be achieved from Group B

A minimum of 30 credits must be at Level 5 or above.

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 237

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 530

Qualification numberQualification reference
MAND5 601/3524/4 

Group M – mandatory units

unit no.
unit no.
Unit titleUnit LevelCredit Value
L/506/1953ML26Provide leadership and management45
A/506/2046ML45Contribute to the development of a strategic plan55
D/506/2055ML49Design business processes55
H/506/2056ML50Manage strategic change57

Group A – optional units

unit no.
unit no.
Unit titleUnit LevelCredit Value
J/506/1949ML25Develop and maintain professional networks43
Y/506/1955ML27Develop and implement an operational plan45
M/506/1962ML28Encourage learning and development43
A/506/1981ML31Discipline and grievance management43
F/506/1982ML32Develop working relationships with stakeholders44
L/506/1984ML33Manage a tendering process44
K/506/1989ML34Manage physical resources44
J/506/2907ML35Manage the impact of work activities on the environment44
K/506/1992ML36Prepare for and support quality audits43
T/506/1994ML37Conduct quality audits43
A/506/1955ML38Manage a budget44
R/506/1999ML40Manage a project47
L/506/2004ML41Manage business risk46
A/506/2032ML42Manage knowledge in an organisation45
R/506/2909ML43Recruitment, selection and induction practice46
M/506/2044ML44Manage redundancy and redeployment46
J/506/2048ML46Establish business risk management processes55
R/506/2053ML47Promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion55
T/506/2059ML51Develop and manage collaborative relationships with other organisations55
F/506/2064ML52Optimise the use of technology56
Y/506/2068ML53Manage product and/or service development55
L/506/2293ML54Manage strategic marketing activities57
D/506/2959ML64Lead the development of a knowledge management strategy77
J/506/2101ML65Lead the development of a quality strategy74
F/506/2114ML66Lead the development of a continuing improvement strategy75

Group B – Optional units

unit no.
unit no.
Unit titleUnit LevelCredit Value
A/506/1950BUS64Contribute to the design and development of an information system45
F/506/1951BUS65Manage information systems46
M/506/1959BUS69Manage events46
M/506/2898CUS34Manage customer service operations47
F/506/2176CUS36Review the quality of customer service44
D/504/4056HSR4Manage health and safety in own area of responsibility45
D/502/8651SA401Prioritising information for sales planning43
A/502/8656SA403Developing sales proposals45

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