CMI Level 5 Award in Management & Leadership

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Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.

Raise your Management & Leadership skills to a higher level in 2022

Designed for existing and aspiring Managers who want to advance their knowledge, lead with confidence and enhance their CV.

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Key Information Points

Qualification – There are 3 different qualifications that can be achieved depending on the number of units completed.

  • CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership – Learners must complete at least one unit to a minimum of 4 credits to achieve this qualification.
  • CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership – Learners must complete any combination of units to a minimum of 13 credits to achieve this qualification.
  • CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership – Learners must complete a combination to a minimum of 37 credits to achieve this qualification.

Duration: Award is 1-2 Months, Certificate is 4-6 Months and the Diploma is 12-18 Months depending on the time allocated by the learner
Delivery: 100% online learning
Assessment: Work-based written assignments, 3500-4000 words.

All units are assessed by written assignments (3500-4000 words) supported by our experienced team of tutors who will provide the guidance you need through live/recorded webinars and one-to-one support.

The assessments are work-based to provide maximum value to both your time spent and your role within your workplace.

The course is delivered 100% online through distance learning – e-learning, audio, videos and PDF downloads.

The Award in Management & Leadership is 1-2 Months, while the Certificate in Management & Leadership is 4-6 Months and the Diploma in Management & Leadership will take 12-18 Months to complete.

You should plan to spend around 4-6 hours per week + further time to prepare for your assessment.

The fees for the Award starts from £647, Certificate from £1,497 and the Diploma for £2,247.
Example payment plans for individuals; deposit + £110 per month.

Will you be personally funding the qualification? If you are paying for the qualification yourself without employer support, there are several options available to spread the cost and make it more affordable. Funding/scholarship options are also available depending on your personal situation – register below to explore this further.

The prices above include a comprehensive package, everything you will need to complete the qualification:

  • Chartered Management Institute
    • Membership and assessment fees
    • Access to Management Direct
  • MMC tuition fees
    • Comprehensive set of learning resources and downloads
    • Feedback on draft assignments
    • Expert Tutor support, one-to-one
    • Live Q&A/clinic sessions

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Where are you now?

  • Perhaps you lack the management and leadership knowledge that can help you succeed in your role.

  • Your CV may lack relevant credentials that prove your experience.

  • There may be times when your day-to-day role seems overwhelming, lacking clarity, confidence, and leadership.

  • You may have been promoted to a management position without having studied for a management qualification, maybe even feeling like an imposter.

  • You may be having trouble motivating your team or getting them to be more productive and accountable.

  • Perhaps you are dealing with some new communication challenges and are frustrated about how to communicate with others in the organisation, team members, superiors, peers, departments, and maybe even on client projects.

Where could you be in the future?

  • How would you feel if you had a series of useful tools to help you lead your organisation and those around you with a higher level of confidence?

  • How would you feel if you could manage people more effectively and display your authority?

  • Imagine if you could provide guidance and leadership to your team when expectations are unclear and be able to maintain or enhance team chemistry.

  • What if you could become more proactive in resolving conflicts among team members, delivering projects and dealing with individual resistance?

  • Imagine gaining more visibility, understanding the corporate structure, culture, and politics of the company, and managing change for yourself and your team?

  • Wouldn’t it be great if your CV included a professional Management and Leadership qualification that makes you stand out and opens up career opportunities?

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What’s covered in the Modules?

Being equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to manage and lead in a variety of organisational settings is essential if an individual and their organisation are to succeed. 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.

The ability to lead individuals and teams to success is arguably the most important skill a manager can possess. 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 multidisciplinary).

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.

The ability to manage projects is a vital skill for all managers. 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.

The ability to translate organisational objectives into operational plans is an essential management skill. The 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.

Business outcomes are optimised when risks are identified and managed effectively. 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.

Marketing products and services is an activity which can be applied to a myriad of different business contexts. From utilising technology to create new processes and support services to improve the customer experience through to developing or adapting products or services to meet changing needs, the principles of marketing remain the same.

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.

Good relationships, whether they are with customers, suppliers, partners or staff, are a key contributor to an organisation’s success. To build stakeholder relationships that are long lasting and sustainable, they need to be planned and developed.

This unit explores the types and purposes of stakeholder relationships and the skills required to overcome challenges and manage these effectively.

Change is inevitable if an organisation is to maintain competitiveness and currency of practice.

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.

Financial management skills are essential for all managers regardless of whether there is a dedicated finance team within an organisation. Financial acumen enhances decision making skills, which in turn supports management of projects, tasks and functional areas.

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.

Reflective practice is an essential management tool which supports the development of knowledge, skills and behaviours in the work place. By consciously analysing own performance, decision making, leadership and management skills (in different situational contexts); opportunities for ongoing development can be identified.

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.

“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”
—Peter Drucker

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What’s included in the online learning package?

MMC have put together a comprehensive package to help you to succeed in both gaining a qualification and accessing knowledge/templates that will help you in your day-to-day role.

  • Access to all course materials (videos, audio, PDF downloads)

  • Course books and relevant supporting texts to download

  • Access to live webinars with tutors providing assessment guidance

  • One to one support from experienced tutors giving you feedback on draft assignments

  • Fast response support from our course team to cover your queries throughout the course

  • CMI membership – Membership to the Chartered Management Institute which includes the benefits of being part of an official leading professional body in Management & Leadership.

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Fast track Chartered Manager status

Chartered Manager is the highest accolade in the management profession. Awarded only by CMI, it is recognised throughout the public, private and third sectors across all managerial disciplines.

With Chartered Manager status you join an elite group who prove they have the skills and knowledge to deliver results.

You will be eligible for a fast track route to Chartered Status upon completion of the Level 5 CMI Diploma qualification, provided you have at least 3 years’ experience in a management role

This route builds on the completion of your qualification and provides a fast track assessment process taking into account your prior learning with CMI.

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