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Edexcel/BTEC Professional Qualifications | Management and Leadership (L5)

We have chosen this course because of its relevance and the appropriate style of assessment. It is a relatively new course from Pearson Edexcel so has modern management clearly in focus. We use Case Studies extensively and assess the students throughout the course rather than examinations at the end.

It is accredited onto the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and recognised by employers and Universities. It can lead directly to a level 7 course Strategic Management and Leadership.


BTECs are understood and recognised by a large number of organisations in a wide range of sectors. BTEC qualifications are developed with key industry representatives and Sector Skills Councils (SSC) to ensure that they meet employer and student needs — in this case the Council for Administration (CfA).

The Course

1 Qualification credit value: a minimum of 40 credits.

2 Minimum credit to be achieved at, or above, the level of the qualification:35 credits.

3 All credits must be achieved from the units listed in the specification

Unit Mandatory units Credit Level
1 Principles of Management and Leadership 10 5
Optional units:
choose up to six units to total 30 credits
2 Managing Communications at Work 5 4
3  Personal Development 5 5
4 Leadership in Your Organisation 5 5
5 Financial Awareness for Managers 5 5
6 Management of Change 5 5
7 Management Activities 10 5
8 Managing Projects 10 5
9 Developing Successful Business Teams 5 5
10 Management Decision Making 10 5
11 Recruitment and Selection 5 5
12  Managing Staff Performance 5 5
13 Quality Management in an Organisation 5 6
14 Managing Budgets 5 5
15  Managing Innovation in an Organisation 5 6
16 Marketing Principles for Managers 5 5
17 Customer Relationship Management 5 5
18  Principles of Strategic Management 5 6

Access and Recruitment:

Edexcel’s policy regarding access to its qualifications is that:

  • they should be available to everyone who is capable of reaching  the required standards
  • they should be free from any barriers that restrict access and progression
  • there should be equal opportunities for all wishing to access the qualfications

Restrictions on learner entry:

The Edexcel BTEC Level 5 Professional qualifications in Management and Leadership are accredited on the QCF for learners aged 19 and above.


Courses Course Code
Level 4 HNC Diploma in Business (QCF) UR447
Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (QCF) UR448
Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (Accounting) (QCF) UR464
Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (Management) (QCF) UR465
Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (Marketing) (QCF) UR466
Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (HRM) (QCF) UR467
Level 5 HND Diploma in Business (Law) (QCF) UR468


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