CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership

Flexible, award-winning Online and On Campus courses and apprenticeships are delivered by approved CMI centres across the UK.

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Course overview

This CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership is delivered by approved CMI centres. This qualification is ideal for those who are, or who wish to become, Operational or Departmental Managers, or existing managers who have practical management skills, but wish to develop their theoretical understanding further.

What will I learn?

The course covers a wide range of business management skills and knowledge, including organisational performance, interpersonal skills and personal effectiveness.

Study method

Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45-60 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 3-4 hours studying independently online each week.

On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.

Example modules

  • Principle of Management and Leadership in Context
  • Principles of Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success
  • Managing Stakeholder Relationships
  • Managing Projects to Achieve Results
  • Managing Change
  • Creating and Delivering Operational Plans
  • Managing Finance
  • Using Reflective Practice to Inform Personal and Professional Development

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is via practical work-based assignments provided by the college. This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.

Entry requirements

The entry criteria for learners is typically 5 GCSEs at grade C or higher. Prior experience may also be considered. Learners should also have achieved qualifications in English and mathematics at a minimum of level 2 (GCSE) or equivalent.

Progression

Upon successful completion of the course, there is an opportunity to study CMI courses at higher levels.

Career opportunities

Learners who successfully complete the programme with a CMI approved centre will be awarded a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership. Subject to membership conditions, learners can also register to become a member of CMI.

Roles may include: Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager, Department Manager and specialist managers.

Key responsibilities may include creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring.

Additional information

This course will typically take two years to complete but can take less depending on the prior experience of the individual and the specification of the employer. Workshop attendance is one day per fortnight during term time, some sessions may be virtual (this may vary depending on your chosen study centre).

How to apply

If you are considering an apprenticeship, applications can be made via our partner colleges and training providers.

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