CMI Level 2 Qualifications in Team Leading (QCF)

The qualifications covered are:

  • CMI Level 2 Award in Team Leading (QCF)
  • CMI Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading (QCF)
  • CMI Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading (QCF)

The Level 2 qualifications in Team Leading are designed for practising or aspiring team leaders who wish to develop their team leading skills and knowledge.

These qualifications offer a highly flexible approach to learning. They allow the freedom and choice to select from a broad range of units available allowing employers and individuals to tailor the size and elements of the qualifications to suit their specific needs.


Each qualification is summarised below with the corresponding UK and International fee, inclusive of VAT, tuition, course materials and registration with the awarding body. Further supplementary programme information is provided towards the end of the page, and in the FAQ.

Course fees can be paid in full directly via the secure payment option next to the qualification to be studied. For alternative payment methods, including monthly payment plans, see our FAQ.


Our Level 2 Award in Team Leading lets you develop your knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a team leader by focusing on specific skills areas.

CMI Level 2 Award in Team Leading (QCF)

A more extensive qualification, our Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading gives you a broader knowledge of team leading skills while focusing on the specific leadership areas appropriate to you and your workplace.

CMI Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading (QCF)

With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading gives you all the key skills and competencies you will need to become an effective team leader.

CMI Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading (QCF)

Typical Units

  • Being a team leader
  • Providing customer service
  • Team performance
  • Building work relationships
  • Team development


The length of time varies depending upon the time you can commit to studying. A basic guide:

Award:    6 – 8 weeks

Certificate:    18 – 24 weeks

Diploma:    12 – 18 months


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

Academic Equivalences

Qualifications at QCF Level 2 portray practical team leading skills and competences that are rated in academic terms as being comparable to GCSEs at A* – C grade.

Entry Requirements

These qualifications can be offered to individuals from age 14. There are no specific entry requirements for these qualifications, but ET&C must ensure that individuals admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.


On successful completion of a Level 2 qualification in Team Leading, 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 2 Award to Level 2 Certificate etc.)
  • Progress to other qualifications at the next level (e.g. from Level 2 Certificate to Level 3 Certificate)

Please also see our portfolio of qualifications.


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