CMI* Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership Level 3 (online and on campus)

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Course introduction

This learning opportunity will suit you if you want to acquire the knowledge and skills to help you move into a managerial role or progress in a managerial role you currently hold.

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

Principles of Management and Leadership

Managing Daily Activities to Achieve Results

Managing Budgets and Resources

Contributing to the Delivery of a Project

Managing Data and Information

Building Stakeholder Relationships Using Effective Communication

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

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 36 weeks to complete but can take less depending on your prior experience.

The cost of the course is £724, 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 can apply for chartered manager status with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI*). As such, you will be a suitable candidate for roles such as team leader, supervisor, project officer, shift manager and foreperson. You can also progress to Level 4 or Level 5 courses.

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