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Level 4 Award in Leadership and Management

Course Overview

All the skills and knowledge you need to become a truly effective manager

Who are these qualifications for?

This course is ideal for new and aspiring department heads, regional team leaders and other middle managers. By taking the course you will understand the critical factors which are pertinent to the role and gain comprehensive business knowledge to ensure that you are able to lead at this level.

This qualification is available as a concise Award, a broader Certificate and a comprehensive Diploma.

There are six broad areas which this course will cover:

  • Working with people – a range of units including how to motivate your team and techniques and strategies to develop the people you manage
  • Managing yourself and personal skills – including units that focus on assessing your own leadership performance, developing the mental toughness to handle challenges and opportunities and stresses in your role
  • Providing direction – for example, the skills to plan and lead a complex team activity
  • Facilitating innovation and change – for example, assessing the implications of change so you can manage it effectively and strategies to encourage innovation in your teams
  • Achieving results – such as techniques for making strong, effective decisions and finding and implementing solutions
  • Using resources – including solid abilities to plan and control budgets

Progression pathway

These qualifications will provide progression opportunities to other qualifications such as:

  • ILM Level 5 Award or Certificate in Leadership and Management

Credit Value

5 - 12

Total time required for the qualification

50 hours


There is a minimum of 9 hours of structured learning (depending on the units selected), plus self-study, project work and assignments. There are no mandatory units and a range of optional units. Learners must attain a minimum of 5 credits and no more than 12 to achieve this qualification.

Units from group 1

  • Understanding the Management Role to Improve Management Performance
  • Planning and Leading a Complex Team Activity
  • Managing Equality and Diversity in Own Area
  • Managing Risk in the Workplace
  • Delegating Authority in the Workplace
  • Developing People in the Workplace
  • Developing Your Leadership Styles
  • Understanding Financial Management
  • Management Communication
  • Managing Personal Development (Diploma only)
  • Managing the Analysis of Secondary Data
  • Managing a Healthy and Safe Environment
  • Managing Meetings
  • Managing Marketing Activities
  • Data Collection and Analysis to Justify Management Decision Making
  • Motivating People in the Workplace
  • Solving Problems by Making Effective Decisions in the Workplace
  • Managing and Implementing Change in the Workplace
  • Understanding the Organisational Culture and Context
  • Understanding Work in Contemporary Society
  • Budgetary Planning and Control
  • Interpreting Financial Statements to Assess Organisational Performance Using Financial Ratios
  • Understanding the Importance of Marketing for an Organisation
  • Using Quantitative Methods to Solve Management Problems
  • Understanding the Economics of the Marketplace
  • Developing Individual Mental Toughness
  • Understanding the Macro Economic Environment
  • Developing a Culture to Support Innovation and Improvement

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