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CMI Level 5
Management and Leadership

Prices from: £495.00 (inc. VAT)

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Next start date: 29 July 2024

Future start date: 9 September 2024

Good management makes the difference

Middle managers are crucial in leading people and organisations to success. They provide a vital link between senior management and the wider workforce, ensuring work is executed efficiently and in-line with the strategic vision. 

A middle manager requires the ability to balance the needs of a team while managing the expectations of senior management; juggling many different requirements.

If you’re a practicing middle manager and want to gain practical skills that improve your management and leadership capabilities, a CMI Level 5 qualification is the perfect choice.

Why complete the CMI Level 5 Management and Leadership?

  • Add ACMI post-nominals to your name (Certificate and Diploma only)
  • Achieve a Foundation Degree equivalent
  • Begin your journey to becoming Chartered (CMgr)
  • Build and improve teams to improve retention and attract new talent
  • Successfully deliver projects in line with organisational objectives
  • Guide a team through the challenges of change
  • Learn techniques to lead a team to success
  • Improve stakeholder management and communication
  • And lots more.

CMI Level 5 Qualifications Available

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

CMI Level 5 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 5 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 5 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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The platform is very easy to navigate and each unit is structured so that the pace of delivery and study never becomes overwhelming.

Mark Hitchcock
CMI Level 5, NHS
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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 5 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 Paths

CMI qualifications are relevant to all sectors and integral in supporting aspiring managers progress into roles such as:

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Marketing Manager

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Computer and Information Systems Manager

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Financial Manager

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General and Operations Manager


Here you'll find some of our more commonly asked questions about CMI Level 5.

Not quite ready for CMI Level 5?

If you're an aspiring manager and don't yet have qualifications or experience in the role, the CMI Level 3 is the perfect starting point.

Build a strong foundation in management principles, and learn techniques and skills that will really improve your ability to manage individuals and teams.

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