CMI* Diploma in Management and Leadership Level 5 (online and on campus)

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Course introduction

This programme is ideal if you are aiming to become an operational or departmental manager. It is also suitable if you are already a manager and wish to develop your theoretical understanding. Importantly, it will cover a wide range of business management skills and knowledge.

You will study online thanks to award-winning video lessons that will be available on demand. This means you can choose when and where you want to study. You should expect to spend around 3 – 4 hours studying independently online each week.

Online lessons will last for around 45 – 60 minutes and will be accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies will also help enhance your learning experience.

When you attend campus (fortnightly) you will benefit from classes with your college tutor. Your tutor will review what you have learned during your online lessons and will then provide guidance to support your progress ahead of your assessments. Meanwhile, regular discussions with classmates will help reinforce key points and provide you with valuable extra support and motivation.

Course structure

Managing team and individual performance

Managing recruitment, selection and induction

Personal development as a manager and leader

Project development and control

Information based decision making

Organisational financial management

Minimum entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 5 / C or higher

GCSE grade 5/C or higher or equivalent such as Functional Skills Level 2

Prior experience may be considered

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through assignments provided by the College. These will be carefully calibrated to enable you to demonstrate your progress.

Information & support

We have partnered with Mindful Education to provide this flexible combination of online and on campus learning. You can find out more about Mindful Learning at

*Pending CMI Approval

Course fees & Duration

This course will typically take 48 weeks to complete but can take less depending on your prior experience.

The cost of the course is £1,265, which can sometimes be met by employers.

You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan if you are aged 19+.

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What can I do with this qualification?

By completing this programme successfully, you will be entitled to register as a full member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI*).

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