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ILM Level 5 VRQ in Management of Volunteers


This qualification has been developed for those responsible for recruiting and/or managing volunteers within their organisation – typically working at middle management level.  
It will enable you to understand how to promote volunteering to potential recruits, and how to motivate and develop suitable activity plans for your volunteers.  
You will also cover key areas such as developing the structures, systems and procedures you need to support volunteering within your organisation, and boosting your personal leadership skills. You will also learn the essentials such as health and safety, quality issues and relevant legislation.
Credit value
Minimum 8 credits
Minimum 15 credits
To be completed within
6 months
18 months
One of two mandatory unit (5 credits each) with the remainder of credits to be built from operational units.
Two mandatory unit (9 credits) with the remainder of credits to be built from operational units.
Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. This qualification is designed for people who manage volunteers and volunteer programmes and could have some input into the design of policy, systems and structures that support volunteering, and who would like to grow their professional management skills and build on their experience of working with volunteers.  Learners enrolled on this level 5 programme must have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.  More specifically they should:
  • Have experience of working with volunteers in either a paid or unpaid capacity
  • Understand management concepts relevant to the qualification.
  • Be able to investigate theories and current thinking about the management of volunteers and link theory to practice.
  • Be able to communicate clearly in written English.
  • Be able to give up to date workplace examples of volunteer management from either paid or unpaid work.
NB It is possible to do this qualification when not in employment but candidates must have had some recent experience of the management of volunteers.
ILM Membership
All learners gain student membership of ILM.  Designed to help candidates get the most from their course and advance their management career, membership gives access to a wide range of specialist support and development materials and services.  Once registered, candidates can activate their ILM membership which gives access to a wide range of specialist support and development materials and services.   
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Level 5 Award in Management of Volunteers is £925 + vat, flexible payment terms available.
The qualification price includes:
  • Induction, registration, assessment and certification
  • Access to oscar, our e-portfolio system
  • Online learning material through globe
  • Student membership of the ILM
  • Email, telephone and video based communication support
  • Internal and external verification
Our qualifications are delivered using the e-portfolio system, oscar. With 24/7 access, oscar is a flexible, easy to use system that enables you to study at a time and place that suits you.
For further information on this qualification you can contact PNE Development at or call the team on 0191 691 4901.


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