Is a CMI level 5 Qualification worth it?

A CMI Level 5 qualification is worth it because you’ll learn about what makes a good leader, the importance of self-awareness, and how to inspire others through effective leadership. You’ll also learn how to support teams, develop an understanding of how teams operate, as well as how to devise and implement leadership strategies.

Most CMI qualifications cover a range of topics, including financial management and planning and strategic project management.

Through a CMI Level 5 course, you’ll gain practical skills and theoretical knowledge that can be applied at work. Among these are coaching skills, decision-making skills, strategy formation skills, self-awareness as a leader, conflict resolution skills, and many others. As a result of taking this course, you will gain skills that you can apply to your current and future jobs.

What CMI Qualifications are available at MMC Learning?

At MMC Learning we offer both CMI Level 5 and Level 7 Qualifications. Our CMI Level 5 Qualifications in Management & Leadership are ideal if you’re a middle manager or head of department looking to gain experience and develop your core management skills.

There are three different level 5 qualifications you can study with us.

  • CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership – You’ll complete at least one study unit over 1-2 months gaining a minimum of 4 credits.
  • CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership – You’ll spend 4-6 months undertaking any combination of units to achieve a minimum of 13 credits.
  • CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership – You’ll complete a combination of units, gaining at least 37 credits over 12-18 months.

Bear in mind that you can only the apply for Chartered Manager status with a CMI Level 5 Diploma or above.

What are the benefits of a CMI Level 5 Diploma?

  • A level 5 diploma doesn’t cost as much as a degree or other more academic qualification so they’ve become a popular option for working professionals who want to study without breaking the bank.
  • The completion of a Level 5 diploma can enhance your employment prospects, as many employers will recognize the high-level professional knowledge and skills that CMI diplomas demonstrate.
  • The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is a leading professional body for leadership and management in the UK that ensures high quality training. It examines all course contents carefully before approving a provider as an approved study center.
  • A CMI-accredited course equips people with the skills needed to succeed in today’s workplace, ensuring they are able to adapt to changing business needs; CMI courses are practical in nature and prepare you for your job directly by teaching you skills like decision making, strategy formation, self-reflection, and conflict resolution.
  • The flexibility offered by CMI courses makes it easier for people to continue working and receive quality training at the same time.
  • Courses offered by CMI cover a wide range of management skills, including coaching, planning, communication, and strategic thinking. As a result of the range of units available, you can develop the skills that are most relevant to your career goals.
  • Qualifications from the CMI are nationally recognized, giving you an edge in terms of gaining promotions and enhancing your resume. With chartered manager status, you will be able to use the acronym ‘CMI’ after your name giving you a major competitive advantage with potential employers.


What are the requirements for a Chartered Management Institute Level 5 qualification?

Entry requirements for courses will vary depending on the course provider you choose.

Some might only require you to be able to read and write English well. If you’re applying for a CMI Level 5 Diploma from a non-English-speaking country, you will probably need to provide evidence of proficiency in English language.

Since the qualification is operating at a level below degree level (Level 5 Qualifications are more equivalent to a foundation degree in academic study level) it probably won’t be a requirement for you to have a degree or higher level qualification, but some courses might expect you to have completed A-Levels or another type of qualification at level 4 and have sufficient experience in the management industry to be operating at that level.

Some of the best managers started out as apprentices and worked their way up without ever achieving a degree or other academic qualification but it will probably help you get the most from your studies if you have a degree or have completed a qualification in a relevant subject at a similar or higher level.

The CMI Level 5 is Designed for existing and aspiring Managers who want to advance their knowledge, lead with confidence and enhance their CV.

Learners explore a range of contemporary issues and develop the critical, analytical, and practical skills needed to succeed as managers. This makes it ideal for individuals already in management roles.

Want to know more about the CMI courses available at MMC Learning?

Check out our further reading detailing course content, teaching, benefits and much more!