Who are these qualifications for?
These Level 5 qualifications in Management and Leadership are designed for practising middle managers who wish to develop their core management skills and practices. These qualifications focus on the personal development of the individual learner’s management capabilities and competencies.
These qualifications are derived from the National Occupational Standards for Management and Leadership and are accredited on the UK national qualifications framework.
These Level 5 qualifications in Management and Leadership offer a highly flexible approach to learning. They allow the freedom and choice to select from the broad range of units available, allowing employers and individuals to tailor the size and elements of the qualifications to suit their specific needs.
Please note – For this particular scheme, ‘credits’ have been replaced with ‘total unit time’ or ‘TUT’. For the Diploma, for example, a minimum of 370 TUT hours would be required whilst for the Extended Diploma, that figure would be 540 TUT hours. When viewing the ‘Available Units’ tab below, you will see the number of TUT hours that each unit would achieve once completed.
For more information on which units can be taken together in order to achieve any of the CMI Level 5 qualifications, please get in touch. A member of our team will be only too happy to help.
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CMI Level 5 – Award in Management & Leadership
The Level 5 Award in Management & Leadership is a concise qualification, which enables you to strengthen and develop your middle management knowledge through focusing on specific management areas that are appropriate to your personal and organisational development.
To achieve the Chartered Management Institute Award in Management & Leadership, you will need to complete 1 unit to a minimum of 40 TUT hours.
CMI Level 5 – Certificate in Management & Leadership
The Level 5 Certificate in Management & Leadership is a more extensive qualification, which enables you to focus on broadening your middle management knowledge and skills whilst still maintaining the flexibility to focus on the specific management areas appropriate to both you and your workplace.
To achieve the Chartered Management Institute Certificate in Management & Leadership, you will need to complete 2 units to a minimum of 121 TUT hours.
CMI Level 5 - Diploma in Management & Leadership
This qualification is for the development of the role and skills of managers. The qualification aims to develop personal management capabilities, make effective use of information in decision-making, operations and the development of the skills in managing people.
To achieve the Chartered Management Institute Diploma in Management and Leadership, you will need to complete a combination of units to achieve 370 TUT hours.
CMI Level 5 – Extended Diploma in Management & Leadership
The Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management & Leadership is a comprehensive qualification, providing you with the key management skills to enable you to operate effectively as a middle manager. This qualification allows you to develop a range of competencies from operational management principles and practices to the development of resource control and use. The Extended Diploma in Management & Leadership is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute as the benchmark qualification for full membership of the Institute and enables you to progress towards Chartered Manager status.
To achieve the Extended Diploma, you will need to complete a combination of units to achieve 540 TUT hours.
Principles of Operational Leadership and Management in an Organisational Context
This unit has been designed for learners who want to develop or sharpen their professional edge and enhance personal effectiveness. Learners will evaluate the impact of an organisation’s structure and governance on management and leadership. They will explore theoretical models, management and leadership styles and approaches designed to promote a culture of mutual trust, respect and support.
Principles of Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success
This unit focuses on the essential management and leadership skills required to fulfil this challenging but rewarding role. The unit opens by focusing on the theoretical and practical approaches to developing, leading, and managing teams (remote or multi-disciplinary). The manager will look at techniques to assess current and future team capabilities, including the role of recruitment, selection and staff development which supports this. On successful completion of the unit, the manager will not only know the principles of managing individuals and teams, but they will understand approaches for supporting, motivating and inspiring teams and individuals to exceed expectations.
Principles of Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success
The aim of this unit is to equip managers with an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical approaches to leading and managing teams effectively. Managers will identify the techniques used to monitor and manage individual and team performance, assess current and future capabilities and adopt approaches to respond to these. On successful completion of the unit, managers will not only understand how to meet the challenge of leading individuals and teams, they will know how to support, motivate and inspire them to exceed expectations.
This unit evaluates the reasons for managing performance and the approaches that can be used. It explores methods of rewarding the performance of individuals who exceed expectations, and analyses ways of managing under performance in a professional and supportive manner. This unit focuses on the way performance management, when used effectively, is able to impact on individual and organisational achievement.
Forming Successful Teams
This unit focuses on the purpose and characteristics of successful teams. Learners’ will review theoretical and practical approaches to team formation; and be able to analyse and respond to challenges which occur when new teams are formed proactively.
Managing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
This unit has been designed to enable the learner to analyse the requirements for managing, monitoring and reporting on equality, diversity and inclusion. It focuses on the skills required to lead by example and how to adapt leadership styles to support others to see the benefits of inclusive practice. On successful completion of the unit, learners will be armed with the knowledge required to develop and implement an Equality action plan and monitor its outcomes to make continuous improvement.
Principles of Delivering Coaching and Mentoring
This unit explores the principles and practices of coaching and mentoring, and the impact these techniques can have in the development of a high-performance culture.
Principles of Developing a Skilled and Talented Workforce
This unit has been designed to enable the learner to understand the role of the manager in workforce development, and the scope and purpose of development activities. They will also have opportunity to explore innovative approaches for delivering workforce development and how well chosen learning and development activities can contribute to a talent management strategy.
Managing Stakeholder Relationships
This unit explores the types and purposes of stakeholder relationships and the skills required to overcome challenges and manage these effectively.
This unit is designed to equip the learner with strategies to manage conflict with confidence, find creative solutions and make difficult decisions.
Principles of Recruiting, Selecting and Retaining Talent
This unit has been designed to equip learners with an understanding of the factors which impact on recruitment. They will know how to develop plans and strategies for selecting staff and identify approaches for retaining the best of the best.
The aim of this unit is to enable managers to understand the rationale for workforce planning and know how to develop a workforce plan to meet organisational objectives.
Managing Projects to Achieve Results
This unit focuses on the knowledge and skills required to manage projects successfully and overcome problems and challenges. It requires the learner to evaluate the methods and tools for planning tasks and activities, as well as knowing how to implement and manage project activities, build stakeholder relationships, manage resources and risk, monitor progress and report on outcomes.
This unit has been designed to enable the learner to evaluate types and reasons for change within organisations and be able to select and apply theoretical models for its management. The purpose is not only to enable learners to develop the skills to manage change and achieve set objectives, but to do so in a professional manner with open and honest communication throughout the entire process.
Creating and Delivering Operational Plans
This unit opens with the importance of understanding the strategic direction of the organisation and how to contribute to the strategic planning process. It then focuses on the knowledge and skills required to create and deliver operational plans. This includes the need to set key performance indicators, monitor quality and outcomes against the plan, and know how to effectively report on findings.
Planning, Procuring and Managing Resources
This unit has been designed to enable managers to understand and respond to the challenge of managing and monitoring resources. Learners will understand the importance of effective and efficient resource use, identify and plan resource requirements and know how to procure resources in line with regulatory requirements.
Principles of Innovation
This unit has been designed to enable learners to identify opportunities for innovation in the workplace (which may be in the form of new working practices, processes, new products or services), analyse the rationale for developing initiatives and know how to turn ideas into reality.
This unit has been designed to equip learners with an understanding of the scope and purpose of business risk management. This includes an evaluation of the types of business risks, the governance and approaches for managing these effectively, and how risk management can be implemented successfully within organisations.
Managing Quality and Continuous Improvement
This unit looks at the challenge of developing quality within organisations. It focuses on embedding continuous improvement into working practices. On successful achievement of this unit learners will understand the scope and purpose of quality management, approaches, tools and techniques for managing quality and how to judge its success.
This unit has been designed to enable learners to understand how financial systems within organisations operate. Learners will evaluate the sources of finance for organisations and understand the principles for setting and managing budgets in line with regulatory and organisational guidelines. This unit has been designed to enhance the learner’s confidence and credibility in financial management, which will translate into improved management skills.
Using Data and Information for Decision Making
The aim of this unit is to equip learners with an understanding of the purpose and practices of interpreting, managing and presenting business data and information to inform decision making.
Managing the Customer Experience
The aim of the unit is to develop managers understanding of their role and responsibilities in managing the customer experience. Learners will develop an understanding of the key features of a customer service culture and the customer journey, which if managed effectively will impact on an organisation’s success.
Principles of Marketing Products and Services
The aim of this unit is for the learner to understand the role of marketing to achieve organisational objectives. The learner will analyse the marketing environment, understand how to market a product or service and know how to judge the success of marketing outcomes.
Conducting a Management Project
The aim of the unit is for the learner to conduct management research which will have an impact on individual and/or organisational practice. It is expected that learners will plan and manage a genuine project in the workplace or an academic enquiry relevant to an identified business need or challenge.
Using Reflective Practice to Inform Personal and Professional Development
The aim of the unit is to equip learners with the understanding of the value of reflective practice, and how reflection can be used as the basis of a meaningful personal and professional development.
Strategic Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
The aim of this unit is to enable professional managers and leaders to understand CSR and sustainability in an organisational context. They will assess the enablers, constraints and barriers to its success, present a case for organisational engagement, identify approaches for its implementation and ultimately, identify strategies to gain ongoing stakeholder commitment.
On successful completion of a Level 5 qualification in Management & Leadership, a number of progression opportunities become available:
- Start working towards Chartered Manager status
- Progress to other qualifications at the same level
- Progress on to the next level of Institute qualifications – The level 7 qualifications in Strategic Management and Leadership
- Enhance your professional status by upgrading your membership with the Institute to Full Member with the designation MCMI