Management | Leadership | Team Leading Qualifications: Levels 3 – 5

CMI are the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standard in management and leadership excellence. Over 100,000 managers use their services on a daily basis. CMI started over 60 years ago as the British Institute of Management and developed the UK’s very first diploma in management studies. In the years that followed, they have been constantly at the forefront of all aspects of management training and thinking.

What are the benefits of a CMI qualification?

Investing in a professional qualification with Chartered Management Institute takes time and dedication but the results are worth the effort:

  • You’ll perform better– Sharpen your existing skills and learn a range of new ones
  • You’ll be more sought-after– A qualification speaks volumes to existing and prospective employers
  • You will be more valuable– Research shows that a qualification will earn you more worth and money over your career

We also offer modules from the CMI Level 3 and 5 Awards, Certificates and Diplomas as stand-alone qualifications. These modules are delivered online and require 8 x two hour sessions to complete. These are available as both accredited and uncredited qualifications.

Accredited courses are nationally recognised qualifications certified after successful completion of an assignment. Benefits are additional access to CMI resources, copies of the resources being available for a limited time and tutor support. Non-accredited courses are an overview of the topic with no assignments.

How does it work?

CMI Management and Leadership Courses

We offer Management and Leadership Awards, Certificates and Diplomas as part-time or evening courses.

Each unit is delivered through a combination of both classroom based and online sessions.

We can cater for the needs of both individuals and businesses.



For individuals looking for professional development, modules will commence from September 2018.


If you are a business looking to train a number of delegates simultaneously, there is scope for us to cater the training for your individual needs


College attendance and session times will be confirmed post-application.

Which CMI courses are offered?

LEVEL 3 IN PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Developed for supervisors and first line managers who have operational responsibility for a defined area of activity, this qualification gives junior managers the communication and motivational skills to help improve operational efficiency.

Find out more about the CMI Level 3 In Principles of Management and Leadership

CMI LEVEL 5 IN MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Designed for practicing middle managers and those aspiring to senior management who want to develop their core management skills such as managing resources, recruitment and information management.

Find out more about the CMI Level 5 Management and Leadership

How long does it take?

AWARD, DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE?

CMI qualifications come in three different sizes, depending on how in-depth the qualification is and how long it will take you to complete it.

  • Award is the shortest and most concise qualification – takes about 3 months to complete.
  • Certificate provides a broad base of knowledge and skills – takes about 6 months to complete.
  • Diploma provides a comprehensive and extensive programme of learning – takes about 12 months to complete.

UNITS AND CREDITS

CMI qualifications consist of units, which have a credit value that tells you roughly, how long it takes to complete – one credit represents about 10 hours’ work.

  • Awards are 5 to 10 credits (50 and 100 hours’ learning).
  • Certificates are 13 to 20 credits (130 to 200 hours’ learning).
  • Diplomas are 37 or more credits (370 or more hours’ learning).

What is the cost?

Level 3No. of UnitsNo. of CreditsDurationCost (Inc. VAT)Price per Module (Inc. VAT)
Award15 – 10 Credits50 to 100 hours’ learning£204£204
Certificate313 – 20 Credits130 to 200 hours’ learning£612£204
Diploma837 or more Credits370 or more hours’ learning£1632£204
Level 5No. of UnitsNo. of CreditsDurationCost (Inc. VAT)Price per Module (Inc. VAT)
Award15 – 10 Credits50 to 100 hours’ learning£228£228
Certificate313 – 20 Credits130 to 200 hours’ learning£684£228
Diploma837 or more Credits370 or more hours’ learning£1824£228

 

Level 3

CMI LEVEL 3 IN PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Developed for supervisors and first line managers who have operational responsibility for a defined area of activity, this qualification gives junior managers the communication and motivational skills to help improve operational efficiency.

The Level 3 in Principles of Management and Leadership are developed for junior managers, supervisors and first line managers who have operational responsibility for a defined area of activity and who wish to build on and develop their existing management skills and knowledge. This qualification gives junior managers the communication and motivational skills to help improve operational efficiency. The Level 3 Principles of Management and Leadership gives you a broader knowledge of effective management skills while focusing on the specific managerial areas appropriate to you and your workplace.

This qualification is for supervising or junior managers and has been designed to support the development of their knowledge and competence in managing individuals and teams and developing skills, including working with others, managing oneself, and coordinating the work of others. Achievement of the qualification confirms competence in an occupational role to the standards required.

What qualification will I achieve?

AWARD

The Level 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership (RQF) provides an introduction to the skills, roles and responsibilities of this management area. It will also develop your basic knowledge by focusing on the development of specific managerial skills.

CERTIFICATE

Developed for supervisors and first line managers who have operational responsibility for a defined area of activity, this qualification gives junior managers the communication and motivational skills to help improve operational efficiency.

The Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership is developed for junior managers, supervisors and first line managers who have operational responsibility for a defined area of activity and who wish to build on and develop their existing managerial skills and knowledge. This qualification gives junior managers the communication and motivational skills to help improve operational efficiency. The Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership (RQF) gives you a broader knowledge of effective managerial skills while focusing on the specific management areas appropriate to you and your workplace.

DIPLOMA

With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership (RQF) gives you all the key skills and competencies you’ll need to become an effective first line manager. The CMI Level 3 Management Diploma is a combined qualification that is made up of both knowledge and competence units. It replaces the Level 3 NVQ in Management.

This is a vocational qualification that has been developed with the help of employers and is based directly on the National Occupational Standards, which means learners are gaining the kind of skills that employers are looking for. The CMI Level 3 Diploma in Management (QCF) can be studied as a stand-alone qualification, or as part of the Level 3 Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Management (England), or the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Management (Wales).

Course Content


Level 3 in Principles of Management and Leadership Diploma typical units include:

  • Building Stakeholder Relationships using Effective Communication
  • Contributing to the Delivery of a Project
  • Managing a Team to Achieve Results
  • Managing Own Personal And Professional Development
  • Managing Budgets and Resources
  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Managing Data and Information
  • Managing Daily Activities to Achieve Results



Level 3 Syllabus Guide


How will I be assessed?

Assessment is normally via practical work-based assignments and supporting evidence generated in the workplace through carrying out every day activities. There will also be observations carried out in the work place by your assessor when these activities are being carried out.

Evidence can be uploaded to an e-portfolio system 24/7, this ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.

What are the entry requirements?

Completion of a level 2 qualification in Team Leading, employment in a relevant job or have the opportunity to gather the required evidence in the workplace. This can be discussed post-application with the lecturer/assessor.

What can I do next?

On successful completion of a Level 3 qualification in First Line Management or Principles of Management and Leadership, a number of progression opportunities become available. It provides the opportunity for progression to other qualifications at higher levels, such as the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership. (QCF):

  • Enhance your professional status by upgrading your CMI membership
  • Progress to other qualifications at the next level (e.g. from Level 3 Certificate or Level 5 Certificate)
  • Apply to become a Chartered Manager

This qualification could lead to employment in the following job roles:

  • Section manager
  • First line manager
  • Assistant manager
  • Trainee manager
  • Senior supervisor
  • Junior non-commissioned officer
Level 5

CMI LEVEL 5 – MANAGEMENT AND 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 managerial capabilities and competencies.

Qualification Purpose

This qualification is for supervising or junior managers and has been designed to support the development of their knowledge and competence in managing individuals and teams and developing skills, including working with others, managing oneself, and coordinating the work of others. Achievement of the qualification confirms competence in an occupational role to the standards required.

What qualification will I  achieve?

Award :- 6 Credits

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

Certificate :- 13 Credits

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

Diploma :- 38 Credits

Our Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (RQF) 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.

Extended Diploma

With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership (RQF) develops you further to give you all the key skills and competencies you’ll need to become an effective manager. As with the Diploma, the Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership gives you full CMI membership and takes you another step closer towards Chartered Manager status.

Course Content


Management and Leadership Level 5 units include:

  • Managing Change
  • Principles of Operational Leadership and Management in an Organisational context
  • Managing projects to Achieve Results
  • Using Reflective Practice to Inform Personal and Professional Development
  • Principles of Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Team to Achieve Success
  • Creating and Delivering Operational Plans
  • Managing Stakeholder Relationships
  • Managing Finance



Level 5 Syllabus Guide


How will I be assessed?

Assessment is normally via practical work-based assignments with supporting evidence generated in the workplace through carrying out every day activities. There will also be observations carried out in the work place by your assessor when these activities are being carried out.

Evidence can be uploaded to an e-portfolio system 24/7, this ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.

What are the entry requirements?

Completion of a level 3 Diploma or above in Management, employment in the relevant job role or have the opportunity to gather the evidence in the workplace. This can be discussed post-application with the lecturer/assessor.

What can I do next?

The CMI Level 5 Management and Leadership NVQ Diploma (QCF) can be studied as a standalone qualification, or as part of the Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Leadership and Management. It provides the opportunity for progression to other qualifications at higher levels, such as the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Management and Leadership (QCF).

On successful completion of a Level 5 qualification in Management and Leadership, a number of progression opportunities become available:

  • Enhance your professional status by upgrading your CMI membership
  • Progress to other qualifications at the same level (e.g. from Level 5 Award to Level 5 Certificate etc.)
  • Progress to other qualifications at the next level (e.g. from Level 5 Certificate to Level 6 or 7 Certificate)
  • Apply to become a Chartered Manager
Management | Leadership | Team Leading Qualifications: Levels 3 – 5
Outline: We offer Management and Leadership Awards, Certificates and Diplomas as part-time or evening courses.
LevelLevel 3
Level 5
DurationVariable and will depend on the number of units taken
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateThis will be dependent upon on commencement of the qualification
Fee(s)Various: See individual qualifications and modules for details
PriceLearners applying for Level 3 or 5 Certificates or Diplomas may be eligible for a 19+ advanced learner loan.

Disclaimer

All Fees and prices shown on the website are for courses starting in the 2018-19 academic year unless stated otherwise, and are correct at the time of entering/printing information, however these may be subject to change. The College cannot accept legal or financial liability as a result of any such changes.

The course information describes programmes offered by Colchester Institute. The College takes all reasonable steps to provide courses as described, but cannot guarantee provision. The information is for guidance and does not form any part of a contract.

The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.