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CMI Level 5 in Management & Leadership


The Level 5 qualifications in Management and Leadership are designed for practising middle managers and those aspiring to senior management who want to develop their core management skills such as managing resources, recruitment and information management. These qualifications focus on the personal development of the individual learner’s management capabilities and competencies.


These qualifications are for the development of the role and skill of managers. The qualifications aim to develop personal management capabilities, make effective use of information in decision-making, operations and the development of the skills in managing people.


These 3 courses are all completed via distance learning.


There are 3 options for studying at Level 5 dependant on the size of qualification you wish to achieve;

Award – 6 credits

The Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership lets you strengthen and develop your knowledge of middle management by focusing on specific management areas that are applicable to your job.


Learners need to complete any combination of units to a minimum of 6 credits. The minimum Total Qualification Time is 60 hours, including 20 Guided Learning Hours.

Certificate – 13 credits

A more extensive qualification, the Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership gives you a broader knowledge of middle management skills while focusing on the specific leadership areas appropriate to you and your workplace.


Learners need to complete any combination of units to a minimum of 13 credits. The minimum Total Qualification Time is 130 hours, including 40 Guided Learning Hours.

Diploma – 37 Credits

Our Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership is designed for middle managers and those aspiring to senior management who want to develop their key skills. A Diploma in Management and Leadership is the benchmark qualification for full CMI membership, taking you another step towards Chartered Manager status.


Learners need to complete any combination of units to a minimum of 38 credits to achieve this qualification. The minimum Total Qualification Time is 380 hours, including 105 Guided Learning Hours.


Units available in the Award, Certificate and Diploma;

  • Personal development as a manager and leader 
  • Information based decision making  
  • Managing team and individual performance  
  • Practices of resource management 
  • Meeting stakeholder and quality needs 
  • Conducting a management project 
  • Organisational financial management  
  • Conducting a marketing plan  
  • Project development and control 
  • Planning for development 
  • Managing recruitment, selection and induction 
  • Being a leader 
  • Leadership practice 
  • Introduction to management and leadership  
  • Operational risk management 
  • Organisational corporate social responsibility 


Additional units only available in the Diploma;


  • Ethical organisational management 
  • Planning a change process 
  • Leading equality and diversity  
  • Developing and managing networks 
  • Managing ideas and innovation 
  • Managerial decision making


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