Continuing Professional Development Advanced Leaders Programme (ILM level 5)

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
Six months
Course Director
Dr Selen Kars

Page last updated 11 March 2022


This eight day programme will equip you to take your leadership skills further while achieving a Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management qualification

At Bristol Business School, our portfolio of open programmes offers you and your business a flexible learning solution.  We have a range of programmes covering a wide range of topics, including Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring, Innovation, and Design Thinking, among many others.  Our programmes are delivered by experienced academics and practitioners, who combine cutting-edge thinking with a practical, real-world focus, ensuring our programmes meet professional and industry needs.

Our Advanced Leaders programme is an exciting programme leading on from our New Leaders Programme (ILM Level 3), designed to give those looking to progress their career in management further, opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge to succeed in their role as an effective manager.

Delivered fully online, this route gives you the flexibility to study from any location.

Who is it for?

Our Advanced Leaders Programme (ILM Level 5) is designed for individuals who are practising middle managers or current first line managers aspiring to progress in their management career. This programme will help you to develop your skills and experience, improve performance and prepare you for more senior management responsibilities.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, due to the nature of the assessments, you will be required to be in a team leader/management position to be able to draw from personal experience to complete the assessments.



This eight day programme is designed to equip you with the tools and techniques to continue to develop your leadership style. Focusing on developing your own skills, by looking at how you can review your own ability and identify potential development opportunities; motivating your team through leadership; and techniques to solve problems and inform decision making.

  • Session (1 day) - Getting to know us and each other, identifying learning needs
  • Session (1 day) - Understanding the role of effective communication in the workplace 
  • Session (2 days) - Project Management
  • Session (2 days) - Becoming an Effective Leader
  • Session (1 day) - Courageous conversations managing difficult situations in the workplace
  • Session (1 day) - Reflecting on practice and planning your future development

For further details about each of the sessions and the assignments please see our programme brochure.

On successful completion of your assignment, you will be awarded the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management.

Learning and Teaching

How is the programme delivered?

This programme is delivered via online learning through our online learning platform, meaning you can attend and study from anywhere in the world!

To be able to fully participate in our programme, you will need to be comfortable with using the Internet and searching for information online. Session materials are presented through a number of sources including Microsoft Word, Power Point, pdf and online tools and workbooks to aid self-reflection and peer discussion, designed to support you further through your programme learning. You will also have full access to our online library resources, study skills support sessions, and librarian chat function.

This open programme has practical online development days designed to give you an opportunity to look, analyse and discuss with our tutors and your peers the subject area and explore possible approaches and tools and techniques available to use.


Professional accreditation

This qualification is accredited by the ILM.

Study facilities

IT requirements

This programme is delivered fully online. To ensure you can participate fully in the session and programme materials, please see the following required computer specifications:

Operating system: Windows 7+, Mac OS 10.9

Web browser: Google Chrome is the optimal browser. However other browsers such as Firefox, safari and Microsoft Edge are also compatible.

Required Plugins:Adobe Flash Player

Additional requirements:

  • 256 MB RAM
  • 20 MB free disk space
  • ·Internet Access - 28.8 kbps speed or above (Broadband connection highly recommended). Slower internet connections may cause issues with audio and video.
  • Soundcard with microphone and headphones (A headset with microphone/headphones is highly recommended)
  • Webcam

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Programme dates

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February Cohort

Session 1 - Tuesday 1 February 2022

Session 2 - Wednesday 2 February 2022

Session 3 - Tuesday 1 March 2022

Session 4 - Wednesday 2 March 2022

Session 5 - Tuesday 29 March 2022

Session 6 - Wednesday 30 March 20222

Session 7 - Tuesday 26 April 2022

Session 8 - Wednesday 27 April 2022


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Programme fees

Please see the table below for current fees and discounts available. All prices are VAT exempt.

Discounts can not be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

Full Fee£2050
Payment deadline18 January 2022
Early Bird Discount£1845
Payment deadline21 December 2021
UWE Alumni Discount£1742
Payment deadline18 January 2022
UWE Staff Discount£1742
Payment deadline18 January 2022
Course Connect Partner£1640
Payment deadline18 January 2022

How to apply

How to apply

To make a full or provisional booking for this programme, please complete the relevant online booking form below:

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For further information

  • Email: Please contact us through the online enquiry form.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 84896