Level 5 Management Course | Certificates & Diploma | 99% Pass-rate
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Level 5 – Management and Leadership

  • Unrivalled support from the first phone call.
  • Choose how you study, pass units and gain your accredited qualification.
  • First class course materials designed by industry experts.

The IoSCM academy of leadership and management is dedicated to helping those in management roles by developing leadership skills and management expertise with accredited executive coaching qualifications. This Ofqual regulated, level 5 qualification is for those who have previously studied a lower-level qualification or have experience working as a senior manager.

Course Introduction

Become an effective leader in your industry with IoSCM. We offer every student much more than just a qualification; we provide the opportunity to grow, learn and progress as a professional with our unrivalled support network and flexible study options.

As with most roles in the supply chain industry, the responsibilities of those in a management, leadership and business roles can vary. IoSCM’s academy of leadership & management enables those in the industry to develop their skills through bespoke distance learning courses. You can custom build the IoSCM Level 5 qualification in management and leadership to meet your career ambitions, current workload or objective of your employer.

This qualification is industry recognised across the globe and meets the Ofqual and NOS regulated qualifications framework. The IoSCM level 5 management course was designed and developed by industry experts to provide first-class study materials that meet National Occupational Standards (NOS) making it one of the best management qualification to have.

The NOS framework specifies the UK standards of performance that people are expected to achieve in their work. Each manager must demonstrate they have the knowledge and skills they need to perform effectively which are approved by UK government regulators.

Essentially, meeting the NOS framework means that with IoSCM you will learn exactly what is required in order to be successful in your job role and become a more valued asset than someone completing a more academic based programme.

WHAT ACCREDITATION WILL I RECEIVE?

Through completion of this IoSCM Level 5 qualification, you’ll receive an internationally recognised certificate from IoSCM in Management and Business Leadership.

As well as this, you’ll be awarded an industry recognised qualification in Level 5 in Supply Chain and Operations from SFEDI Awards, who are the Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation.

Ofqual is the government organisation that regulates qualifications and the organisations which offer them, maintaining standards and therefore confidence in education across England.

Because we’re Ofqual regulated you can be assured that every single qualification we produce is of high-quality, valid and fit for purpose.

WHAT IS A LEVEL 5 QUALIFICATION EQUIVALENT TO?

The IoSCM Level 5 in Management is of the same level as a Higher National Diploma (HND), National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) or a BTEC at Level 5.

Level 5 is recognised and much sought after by employers and businesses. It gives you realistic, industry-specific knowledge and skills that is entirely tailored to you and the sector, giving you the best chance of gaining employment in the manufacturing sector.

Course Information

If you have any questions regarding this management course, you’ll find the answer here. Alternatively, you can give our expert team of Course Advisors a call on 0800 1422 522 or submit a contact form online.

The IoSCM level 5 Management course is designed for students who would like to develop key leadership skills and operational knowledge required to move into a supervisory management or senior team leader role.

Regardless of your ability, your current level of education or the way you prefer to learn, we can custom-build a business management qualification to suit you, your experience and your needs.

IoSCM offers a range of online leadership and management courses, suitable for beginners through to experts. If you’re not sure which course suits you best, speak to us today for free advice.

You’ll be trained to management level 5 standards which means you’ll be developing effective leadership and business relationship management skills.

Each topic area helps individuals critically assess the impact of beliefs attitudes and values on one’s own behaviour as well as how the impacts of a team performance for a business.

Click the ‘Units’ tab to learn more about the specific modules.

WITH IoSCM’S EASY-TO-USE, ACCESSIBLE ONLINE PLATFORM

You’ll gain access to a customised learning platform in which you can take mock tests, utilise an expansive library of resources and interact with other students across the globe.

As well as unlimited first-class materials, there is self-assessments available online show the results immediately to give you direction on what you’re doing well and what you might need to take another look at.

You can take and re-take the practise self-tests as many times as you like. By doing this, we’re  increasing your confidence in your ability to succeed and therefore, also ensuring you pass the first time.

MULTIPLE, FLEXIBLE STUDY METHODS

Because IoSCM management courses can be studied online, you can study in your own time and in the comfort of your own home.

You can re-visit materials and resources as often as required, simply log in to your personal learning platform. We do, however, offer free monthly face-to-face or online workshops for you to attend if necessary.

We understand that every individual is different, so we encourage you to learn at your own pace and in a way that suits you.

We have a range of study methods available including NVQ style assessment, traditional academic routes and online distance learning courses to ensure you’re studying in the way that gives you the best possible to chance to pass.

  • Do you currently work in the manufacturing industry? Ask us about our Work Based route.
  • Do you have previous experience of working in the industry? Ask us about our Experience route.
  • Do you have an academic background? Ask us about our Research and Reference route.
  • Are you completely new to the industry? Ask us about our Online Study route.

For further information on how our study methods can help you pass the first time, it’s a good idea to speak to our team of highly-trained Course Advisors.

They can explain each method clearly and simply, helping you identify which study route would be best suited to you.

Call us now for a free, no obligation, consultation on 0800 1422 522.

As well as the extensive support available on our online learning platforms from your peers and other students, upon enrolment you’ll be assigned a Student Support Liaison. Your dedicated point of contact will handle all enquiries or issues throughout your studies and will act as your personal mentor.

You’ll also have unlimited support, guidance and feedback from our team of industry expert tutors throughout your time with us.

Units

The flexibility of our unit selection means you can customise your qualification so it is entirely tailored to you and your needs. Choose units that will benefit your current role or those that will give you the skills required to take your career to the next level.

Our management qualifications are available in four different options, depending on how many units you choose and therefore, how long it will spend studying.

  • Award: Consists of one core unit and is the shortest available qualification.
  • Certificate: Complete one core unit and two additional optional units, providing you with solid knowledge.
  • Diploma: More in-depth and comprehensive, you’ll study one core unit and also choose three optional units.
  • Extended Diploma: To gain the extended diploma you must complete one core unit and an additional five optional units

CORE UNITS

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Operations management: Inputs and outputs, Volume, variety, variation and visibility, Managing operations and operations functions, Performance objectives, Planning and control, Macroeconomic factors, Implementation of business strategy, Judging performance against competitors, The operation’s contribution

 

  • Operations processing: Operations management four generic processes, Process mapping, Materials requirement planning (MRP), Supply and demand, Supply network, Outsourcing, Process technologies

 

  • Relationship between operations management and strategic planning: Strategic decisions, The balanced scorecard, Operations strategy, Quality, Speed, Dependability, Flexibility & Cost, Performance measurement systems

 

  • Operations improvement techniques: Cost leadership strategy, Focus strategy, Value chain, Performance measurements, Performance standards, Benchmarking, Lean manufacturing, Agile manufacturing, Total quality management, PESTLE analysis, Business excellence models

 

  • Organisational challenges: Globalisation, Social responsibility, Environmental responsibility, Technology

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Strategic development: Terminology; Levels of strategy; Strategic planning techniques; Planning models; Assessment of current business position; Value chain analysis; Product life cycle; Strategy evaluation and selection; Business process modelling
  • Business relationships: Porters Five Forces; Co-ordination, co-operation and collaboration; Stakeholder expectations; Support processes for clients; Collaborative business relationships; Competitive business relationships
  • Human resource management: The role of HR professionals; The role of line managers; Working patterns; Part time, flexitime, annual hours; Legislation; Resolving employee problems
  • Management of finance: Cash flow forecast; Trading and profit and loss account; Balance sheet; Financial ratios; Budgets; Management accounting
  • Government legislation: Contract law; Breach of contract; Free trade vs protectionism; Common market; Political union; Sale of Goods Act 1979; Traders protection and buyers redress; Consumer Credit Act
  • Marketing strategies: The marketing mix; Marketing decision making; Customer’s wants and needs; Developing new products; Globalisation

OPTIONAL UNITS 

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Management Information System (MIS): Principles of management; Interpersonal, informational & decisional roles; Information management; Management information systems; Types of information; Functions of management information systems; Quality of information; Decision making
  • Role of a Management Information System: Application of management information systems; Systems development; Advantages of MIS; Risk; Disadvantages of MIS; Competitive advantage
  • MIS and business strategy: Business strategy; Monitoring business strategy
  • MIS and organisation change: Types of information; Types of reports; Change management; Operational excellence

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Leadership and management: Differences between leadership & management; Personal and professional skills required; Leadership/management theories; Skills development
  • Decision making: Gathering information; Management information systems; “What if” simulations
  • Managing and implementing change: Types of change; Methods to implement change; Planning
  • Risk management processes: Principles of risk management; Planning; Ways to reduce risk; Documentation
  • Project management: Approaches to project management; Processes; Risk management

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Costing Information: Costing information from various sources; Purpose and Structure of financial reporting systems; External environment related costs; Income and Expenditure within different business departments; Cost, Profit and Investment Centres; Material, Labour and Expenses; Fixed, Variable, Semi-variable and Stepped costs; Income and Expenditure Reconciliation; Inter-departmental Transactions
  • Standard Costing and Performance: Standard Costing Inputs and Outputs; Standard, Marginal and Absorption costing; Calculating Variances; Comparing Costs
  • Techniques used to measure performance and manage costs: How to monitor financial performance; Key Business Indicators; Calculate performance indicators; Cost Management Techniques; Capital Investment projects
  • Estimation techniques: Analyse and Compare trends; Interpret results; Financial Reports; Exception Reports; Performance Reports

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Range of Business: Types and Purpose of Business, Trader/Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation, Not for profit Company, Structure of Management
  • Business Functions and Departments: Research and Development, Production, Service Delivery, Business Finance, Human Resource, Sales, Public Relations, Information Tech Support, Quality Support, Logistics, Purchasing, Brand management, Advertising, Customer Service, Organisational charts, Organisational Roles and Responsibilities, Business Planning
  • Quality Management Systems: Quality Assurance, Performance management, SWOT Analysis
  • Communication: Business communication, Communication flows between functions, Techniques of Communication, Corporate communication, Electronic and Non-electronic Communication Methods

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Legal requirements and codes of practice
  • Social and ethical concerns
  • Contract law and penalties for misinterpretation
  • Coaching, expert help and training
  • The value of marketing planning
  • Setting objectives and formal/informal communication

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Limiting key accounts
  • Pursuit of key accounts
  • Key account management plan
  • Development of strategies
  • Stakeholders and their involvement
  • Winning and developing accounts
  • Decision making processes
  • Interfunctional co-ordination
  • Dominant brands

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Managing Customer Relationships: Customer relationship management; Methods used; Customer service strategy; Customer service levels; Best practice
  • Customer Focused Culture: Customer care; Improving service delivery; Culture change
  • Customer Satisfaction: Return on investment; Assessing customer satisfaction; Customer care charter
  • Managing Customer Complaints: Current practices; Customer loyalty; Complaints policies and procedures

10 Unit Credit Values

  • The Meaning and Importance of Human Resource Management (HRM): What is Human Resource Management (HRM); The importance of HRM to Organisations; The role and objectives of HRM; HRM’s role in dealing with: Complaints, Discipline, Grievances
  • The Meaning and the Role of Human Resource Planning (HRP) in Organisations:What is Human Resource Planning (HRP); The role and objectives of HRP; The process of HRP in business; The different types of HR plans
  • The Meaning of Human Resource Development (HRD): What is meant by Human Resource Development (HRD); The role of Continuing Professional Development (CPD); Human Resource Development (HRD) models; Established learning theories
  • The Recruitment and Selection Process: The process of recruitment and selection; The types of formal contractual arrangements between employers and employees; Equality and diversity within the recruitment and selection process;

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Warehouse policies: Benefits of warehousing, Types of warehouses, Warehouse policies and procedures, Warehouse exit strategy – in house, Warehouse exit strategy – outsourcing
  • Requirements: Warehouse activity, Storage system design, Warehouse layout, Product layout, Material flows, Resource planning, Material handling, Warehouse personnel
  • Inventory strategy: Integrated supply chain, Supply chain management, Supply chain measurement, Performance evaluation, Quality management, Supply chain performance measures, Supply chain strategy, Product life cycle, Service levels, Transportation, Inventory and planning control
  • Legislation: Health and safety legislation, Prevention, Risk assessment, Manual Handling Regulations, Licencing and permits, Training, Insurance

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Nature and purpose of transport planning: Demand for goods movement, Demand for travel, Types of transport, Journey planning and modal choices, Access and mobility requirements
  • Land use: Land density, Transport infrastructure, Brown field developments
  • Sustainability: Planning strategy and process, Environmental issues in transport provision, Sustainability, The role of central Government, Four stage transport plan
  • Transport demand: Demand for movement, Demand for travel, Demand drivers, Warehousing, Hazardous goods, Forecasting demand, Future of transport planning
  • Movement of freight: Freight operations, Environmentally sustainable transport, Conventional and emerging issues in transport

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Effective management and control: Supply chain management, Supply chain risks and strengths, Strategic factors, Provide competitive advantage, Operations management
  • Physical and information flows: Product and information flows, Supply chain objectives, Supply chain integration and harmonisation
  • Why supply chain may not function correctly:  Barriers and risk, Forecast methods, Supply chain drivers, Strategic fit, Benchmarking
  • Strategic and operational planning: Supply chain planning decisions, Operations strategy, Supply chain improvement models, ISO 9000, Agility, The seven wastes
  • Impact of technology: Technological advances in supply chain, Data processing systems, Improvements towards agility, Information systems infrastructure,

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Quality management systems: Definition of quality, Quality management techniques
  • Advantages of quality management systems: Total quality management, Organisation wide processes, Achieving customer satisfaction
  • Tools and techniques: Quality control, Flowcharts and diagrams, Available resources, Standardisation, Troubleshooting, Failure modes, Effects analysis, Six Sigma
  • Improve organisational performance: Continuous improvement, Steps to quality improvement, Standardisation, Total quality management, Suggestion schemes, Communication and barriers to communication

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Key roles of management: Purchasing management, Purchasing cycle, Market analysis, Porters Five Forces, Stakeholder analysis
  • Impact of legislation: Breach of contract, Consumer law
  • Working relationships with suppliers: Supplier risk management, Supplier appraisal, Risks and barriers in supplier relationships, Supplier Relationship Spectrum
  • Effective negotiating skills: Tools and techniques for effective negotiating, Supplier management

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Production planning: Sales and operations planning; Demand management programme; Master production schedule; Materials requirement planning; Production control; Settlement; Materials management; Profitability and productivity; Production in the supply chain; Customer service
  • Production planning, sales planning and forecasting: Budgeting methods; Predicting demand; Demand management
  • Master Scheduling terminology: Master production schedule; Capacity planning; Materials requirement planning; Rough cut capacity planning; Production control
  • Development of manufacturing and control systems: Planning principles; Production planning systems
  • Improve planning performance: Benchmarking; Quality; Total quality management; Planning performance objective

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Shipping and international trade: Ships and the shipping system, Tramp & liner service markets, International trade patterns, International maritime passages
  • Business strategy in shipping: Corporate strategy for shipping, Financial strategy for shipping, Costs, Bargaining power of buyers and suppliers, International shipping law, Regulation and finance, Maritime laws
  • Port operations management: Terminals, Physical flows in a port, Product and information flow, Terminal performance indicators, Productivity, utilisation and service measures
  • Agile ports: Characteristics of an agile port, Lean logistics

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Principles and Practices in relation to the Movement of Goods: Definition of the movement of goods, What is Logistics, Modes of Transport used to move goods (Air, Road, Rail, Sea)
  • The characteristics of goods and the impact on their handling: Types and characteristics of Goods, Handling of different types of goods, Safety and Security measures relating to the different types of goods, Unitisation of goods
  • The considerations that influence the flow of goods: Supply and Demand, Variations in Demand for goods, Load planning, Resource planning, Modal planning and Scheduling, The use of Third Party Logistics (3PL)

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Logistical requirements of a supply chain: What is logistics?, Who is the customer?, The supply chain, The large player, Integration, Networks, Deregulation and privatisation
  • Customer needs: E-logistics, Electronic data interchange (EDI), Scheduling methods & issues, Planning framework, PESTLE analysis, Planning
  • Optimise use of logistics: Inventory management systems, Factors in the use of resources, Measuring and managing logistics performance, The balanced scorecard, The Supply Chain Operations Reference Model, Key performance indicators
  • Modes of transport: Rail, Road, Air, Sea
  • Technology, Information & communication technology: Evolution of technology, Improvements in technology

10 Unit Credit Values

  • Purpose of inventory management: Inventory, Inventory management, Competitive advantage
  • Fixed period & fixed quantity models: Plan inventory requirements, Forecasting, Qualitative & quantitative techniques, Fixed order or continuous review system, Order quantity models, Economic Ordering Quantity
  • Effect of inventory management on supply chain: A-B-C approach, Economic Ordering Quantity model, Fixed order or continuous review system, Quantity discount model, Continuous inventory systems, Periodic inventory systems, Quantitative and qualitative forecasting
  • Modern inventory systems: Inventory control systems, Contemporary logistics strategies, Performance indicators, Increase operational efficiency, Increase customer service satisfaction
  • Minimising stock level: Inventory allocation, Material requirements planning, Distribution

Jobs and Progression

With the achievement of each level, you will expand your earning potential and evolve your career. The job titles become more prestigious and the salary grows as your continue your professional development.

With a IoSCM level 5 management and business qualification, you can expect to achieve the following:

  • NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER: £40,000
  • LOGISTICS AND STORES MANAGER: £40,000
  • KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER: £35,000
  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER: £32,000
  • PURCHASING MANAGER: £27,000

Speak to us today about our progression routes on 0800 1422 522.

Our expertise

IoSCM’s Tutor Team are an amalgamation of some of the industry’s finest talent. All experts within their field, the team provide preparation for your distance learning experience, assistance with your qualification and support you during each unit. Because we have tutors specialising in every sector of the industry, we have a strong perception of the requirements needed to succeed and progress within every field.

IoSCM Level 5 Management and Business Tutor

Over 25 Years of Experience in Management and Business Leadership

  • Level 7 Qualified in Leadership
  • SFEDI Verification Course
  • Level 5 Education and Training Certificate

“I am passionate about using my expertise to help IoSCM students succeed. I don’t just assist with their qualification but use my experience and knowledge to help students implement their new found skills into the workplace and develop as a professional.”

You’ll receive unlimited one-to-one support, guidance and feedback from IoSCM’s industry expert tutor team, with communication through a range of methods including Whatsapp, Skype, Facetime, text, email or phone call.

 

OUR CLIENT BASE

Don’t just take our word for it, we’re trusted by thousands of businesses who have employees studying our distance learning courses, in 101 countries across the globe. From entry-level personnel to senior managers, we’re securing the future of the management industry by delivering fully accredited UK qualifications.

 

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Our network of expert expands beyond our tutors. Opportunities to network worldwide are available through the IoSCM Members’ Area, allowing you to build professional relationships, share experience and expertise with other professionals and organisations on a global scale.

Becoming a Member of the Institute of Supply Chain Management provides students and businesses with access to a range of services designed to support professional development and maintain high standards within the industry.

How to apply

It couldn’t be easier to apply for an IoSCM management qualification with the UK’s leading provider of industry qualifications.

Simply contact our Course Advisors today on 0800 1422 522.

PAYMENT METHODS

We tailor every single qualification to the individual, including our payment methods. Finance shouldn’t be an issue that prevents you from furthering your career. We have a range of ways to fund your qualification including interest free credit and monthly instalments. We can assess the best method for you during your consultation call.

OUR GUARANTEE

IoSCM are confident in the standard of our qualifications, the delivery of our curriculum and the support from tutors and mentors combined with your hard work; we know it will lead you to success, first time around. So much so, that we can guarantee that if you are unsuccessful in the passing of your course, we will offer you a second opportunity to achieve your qualification free of charge.

Secure your guarantee by contacting our Course Advisors today on 0800 1422 522 for a free, no obligation quotation. Alternatively, you can leave us an enquiry or drop us an email on info@ioscm.com

“I chose to study an IoSCM Level 5 Diploma to improve my knowledge of the industry and to further my career progression. I undertook much research, as I wanted to find the best course to suit my needs, and I felt the choice of units and the flexibility of study provided by the IoSCM was the best option for me.

I have had a very good experience of studying with the Institute of Supply Chain Management; I found the course material to be very helpful and the student support team were fantastic in providing me with guidance and advice to ensure I progressed through my studies with ease.

I would definitely recommend the IoSCM and their courses to others. The optional units have helped me to develop new skills and knowledge that are specific to my job role and will help me to progress my career in future.”

Magloire Muyembe, IoSCM Level 5 Diploma in Managing the Supply Chain

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