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Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Leadership & Management  (ILM Level 5 Award/Certificate)



Course Duration:

4 days + independent learning over approx 6 months


Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH – this course can also be delivered on an in-house basis


The programme is delivered through a blend of face-to-face training, independent learning and assignment activities. The programme is flexible and can be customised to meet the needs of individual organisations for delivery on an in-house basis

Please note:  this is not a residential course and accommodation is not included 
Option A – for groups and organisations
The qualification programme can be customised to meet the needs of individual organisations for delivery on an in-house basis. We can design the programme with you to ensure it is made up of units you select from a wide range to cover core management skills and to meet specific organisational requirements
Option B – for individuals

The qualification content will focus on the units outlined below. We will agree dates with you when we have a group of six or more candidates. Please contact us to add your name to the next cohort list


A qualification programme designed for new and aspiring middle managers. In particular, the programme is suitable for managers who wish to develop their skills and experience, improve performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities


Units covered*:

  • Leading Innovation and Change
  • Managing for Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Making Professional Presentations
  • Assessing Your Own Leadership Capability and Performance
  • Partnership Working
* Organisations can use the programme units as outlined above or, for a fully customised version, can select from the full range of units available. Please contact us to discuss your exact needs and we will design the programme content to suit your organisational requirements within the qualification framework

How is it assessed? 

The assignments may include a Professional Discussion Interview, the delivery of a Presentation and some written accounts.



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Course Administrator:

training@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101

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Member Organisations: £625
Non-Member Organisations:  £675

(All prices subject to VAT.  Discounts for multiple bookings may apply)



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