The qualifications covered are:
- CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership (QCF)
- CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership (QCF)
- CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (QCF)
- CMI Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership (QCF)
The Level 5 qualifications in Management and Leadership are designed for middle managers and those aspiring to senior management who want to develop key skills such as managing resources, recruitment and information management.
These qualifications are designed for practising middle managers who wish to develop their core management skills and practices. They focus on the personal development of the individual learner’s management capabilities and competencies.
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 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.
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.
A more extensive qualification, the 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.
With a more comprehensive structure, the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership develops you further to give you all the key skills and competencies you will 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.
- Conducting a management project
- Human resource development
- Operational risk management
- Ethical organisational management
- Managing ideas and innovation
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: 6 – 12 months
Extended 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.
Qualifications at QCF Level 5 portray practical skills and competences that are rated in academic terms as being comparable to Foundation Degrees and Higher National Diplomas (HND).
These qualifications can be offered to individuals from age 19. 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 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 (Diploma only)
Please also see our portfolio of qualifications.
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