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CMI Level 3
Principles of
Management and Leadership

Prices from: £395.00 (inc. VAT)

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Next start date: 29 July 2024

Future start date: 2 September 2024

Become the manager you aspire to be

Managers who receive formal training are significantly more confident and capable in their management abilities compared to those who haven't.

Are you an aspiring manager or already supervising a team? The CMI Level 3 qualification is the perfect pathway to enhancing your management and leadership skills.

It's no secret that CMI qualifications equip you with the skills and knowledge to take on any professional challenge with confidence. 

Why complete the CMI Level 3 Principles of Management and Leadership?

  • Begin your journey to becoming a Foundation Chartered Manager (fCMgr)
  • Develop the capabilities of you and your team
  • Understand project management and deliver results
  • Improve stakeholder relationships and communication
  • Drive performance within your team
  • Improve prioritisation techniques
  • Effectively manage a budget
  • Know how to manage and interpret data
  • Better management of difficult situations
  • And lots more.

CMI Level 3 Qualifications Available

There are three options to choose from and each require a different amount of study time to complete

CMI Level 3 Award


(inc VAT)

The shortest route, ideal for those new to management, who wish to develop a specific skill or overcome a particular organisational challenge.

  • 1 unit

  • 5 weeks

  • 3 live classes

  • 1 assessment

CMI Level 3 Certificate


(inc VAT)

Provides a broad base of knowledge and skills, this route is ideal for those wanting to develop or address specific organisational requirements.

  • 3 units

  • 4 months

  • 9 live classes

  • 3 assessments

CMI Level 3 Diploma


(inc VAT)

Provides a comprehensive and extensive programme of learning that’s perfect for those wanting to progress into a senior role.

  • 8 units

  • 12 months

  • 24 live classes

  • 8 assessments

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I really enjoyed how the course was taught. The platforms were really interactive and there was lots of elements that kept the content and the course moving.

Myrtle Finley
CMI Level 3
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My team’s experience with MOL has been great. They found the module interesting, the interface accessible. The course is just right for them with regards to level of understanding and how they can fit it around their own work. It’s been great. 

Alex Fairweather
CEO, Greater Manchester Youth Network

What units does Level 3 in Management and Leadership cover?

Choice of units

What you get when you study with us

  • Free assessment re-submissions
  • CMI Affiliate Membership with access to the latest insights
  • Microsoft Office 365 while you study
  • Totum student discount card
  • Interest-free payment plans
  • Price match guarantee
  • Flexible learning.
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How will I Learn?

You’ll access your course content on our Virtual Learning Environment, which houses expertly created and curated resources to guide you through your course.

For more information, or for help and advice, please complete our enquiry form or call one of our friendly Qualification Advisors

Career Path

Careers available after completing your CMI level 3 Award studies include: 

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Supervisor Roles

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Team Leader Roles

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Manager (Front Line) e.g. retail assistant manager


Here you'll find some of our more commonly asked questions about CMI Level 3.

Working at a higher level?

If you're already working as a middle manager and looking to develop core management skills such as managing change, stakeholders and resource, discover the CMI Level 5.

This qualification is equivalent to a Foundation degree and will help you on your way to becoming a Chartered Manager (CMgr).

We’re proud to be part of the LTE Group, a social enterprise consisting of five education and training providers working together to empower learners and businesses to achieve their full potential.