Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (RQF)

Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (RQF)

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Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (RQF) recognises skills and knowledge in management and leadership, allowing learners to apply this knowledge and skills to the national standard required by employers and proving competence in their role. This qualification offers a range of optional units covering different aspects of management and leadership, supporting the learner’s development, depending on their interests and requirements. The qualification is designed for learners aged 18 and over who want to progress into employment in a management and leadership role.

Qualification Structure

To successfully achieve the Focus Awards Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (RQF) learners must complete a total of 40 credits;  20 credits from the mandatory units and 20 credits from optional units.

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for learners undertaking this qualification, however, learners may find it helpful if they have already achieved a Level 4 qualification. Learners must also have sufficient experience in management to support the learning outcomes of the qualification. Centres are responsible for ensuring that this qualification is appropriate for the age and ability of learners. They need to make sure that learners can fulfil the requirements of the assessment criteria and comply with the relevant literacy, numeracy, and health and safety aspects of this qualification.

Progression Routes 

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:
  • Higher Apprenticeship in Management and Leadership
  • Level 6 Diploma In Management and Leadership
  • Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
Learners can also progress into, or within, employment upon successful completion of this qualification.

Age Ranges

Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however, learners should be at least 18 years old.

Geographical Coverage

This qualification has been accredited for use in England and Northern Ireland.

Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.

Unit Title

Unit Ref

Level GLH Credit
Mandatory Units
Strategic Decision Making M/617/3431 5 32 6
Strategic Business Management Planning


5 40 7
Principles of Management Leadership A/617/3433 5 24 7
Optional Units
Principles of business finance F/617/3434 5 33 5
Quality Management in an Organisation J/617/3435 6 30 5
Principles of Innovation and Change Management L/617/3436 5 32 5
Customer Relationship Management R/617/3437 5 24 4
Business Risk Management D/617/3439 5 30 5
Staff Recruitment and Selection R/617/3440 5 29 5
Business Process Management D/617/3442 5 35 6
Marketing Management H/617/3443 5 35 6
Corporate Communications K/617/3444 5 26 4
Strategic Project Management T/617/3446 5 32 6
Budget Management A/617/3447 5 29 5
Successful Business Team Development F/617/3448 4 22 3
Business Administration Systems J/617/3449 4 31 6
Principles of Customer Service Management A/617/3450 4 80 8
Principles of Operational Planning J/617/3452 4 67 15
Managing Information and Knowledge L/617/3453 4 72 15
Human Resource Management R/617/3454 4 38 5
Principles of Business Skills Needed for Proposals and Pitches Y/617/3455 4 68 12
Managing personal and professional development D/617/3456 4 20 6
Understanding organisational structure, culture, and values H/617/3457 4 20 6
Stakeholder engagement and management K/617/3458 4 13 4
Understand How to Manage Work Activities to Improve Business Performance F/617/3451 4 43 11

Business Management