Who are these qualifications for?
The Level 6 qualifications in Management and Leadership are designed to develop personal management capabilities, make effective use of information in decision-making, operations and the development of the skills in managing people.
The Level 6 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 (see Centre Assessment Guidance for more details) allowing employers and individuals to tailor the size and elements of the qualifications to suit their specific needs.
The qualifications follow the Award, Certificate, Diploma format where:
- Award is a concise qualification aimed at developing basis skills and knowledge at this level
- Certificate builds and broadens on the areas covered in the Award; and
- Diploma develops a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge required at this level.
What are the entry requirements?
How are these qualifications assessed?
How long will it take?
Why choose an Institute qualification?
What support will I get?
CMI Level 6 – Award in Management & Leadership Studies QCF
To achieve a CMI Level 6 Award in Management and Leadership, you need to successfully complete at least one unit to a minimum of 7 credits.
CMI Level 6 – Certificate in Management & Leadership Studies QCF
To achieve a CMI Level 6 Certificate in Management and Leadership you need to successfully complete any combination of units to a minimum of 14 credits.
CMI Level 6 – Diploma in Management & Leadership Studies QCF
To achieve a CMI Level 6 Diploma in Management and Leadership, you need to complete all core units (Group A) and three optional units (Group B) to a total of at least 41 credits.
Managing organisational culture
You will learn about organisational culture and how it can impact upon organisational behaviour. Understand the relationship between culture, strategy and performance and the skills of cultural development.
Ethical organisational management
You will learn about the principles of organisational ethics, ethical codes and legislation also about integrated approaches to business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
Managing the change process
You will learn about the forces for change in organisations and the impact of the change process and its management.
Leading equality & diversity
You will learn about commitment to and application of equality of opportunity and diversity and the needs of others in relation to equality of opportunity and diversity.
You will learn about the development of personal networks to support organisational objectives. Understand how collection of data/information from the networks can inform on the environment within which the organisation operates. Also about the skills of encouraging/supporting implementation of ideas from networks across the organisation.
Management systems and structure
You will learn about the meaning and nature of organisational structure and understand the advantages and disadvantages of centralisation and decentralisation.
Managing ideas and innovation
You will learn about the identification and encouragement of ideas and innovation across organisations and their evaluation.
Managerial decision making
You will learn about the communication of the organisation’s purpose, values and vision. About how to support and advise individuals during periods of setback and change, and also about the skills required to make difficult decisions.
Personal development as a strategic manager
You will learn how to identify and achieve strategic ambitions by constructing, reviewing and evaluating a personal development plan to become a strategic leader and to take into account health and safety responsibilities on an individual and corporate level.
Being a strategic leader
You will learn about ethical and value-based approaches to leadership, different styles of strategic leadership and how to gain organisational buy-in through strategic leadership.
On successful completion of the required units for a Level 6 Diploma qualification in Management and Leadership, you will have completed at least one Level 7 unit and therefore are immediately eligible to also receive the Level 7 Award in Strategic Management & Leadership.
On successful completion of a Level 6 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 6 Award to Level 6 Certificate etc)
- Progress to other qualifications at the next level (e.g. from Level 7 Award to Level 7 Certificate or Diploma
- Apply to become a Chartered Manager