CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership

Do you aspire to be or are already a middle manager?

Our stand-alone CMI Award is ideal for managers. 

Course details

Price: £595

Length: 1 – 2 months

Time commitment: 1 full day workshop

Assignments: the qualification is vocational and does not have any exams – it’s all assignment based. There is 1 assignment in total. 

You can pick any one of the six key management topics outlined below:

  • Unit 1 - Personal development as a manager and leader
  • Unit 2 - Managing recruitment, selection and induction
  • Unit 3 - Managing team and individual performance
  • Unit 4 - Project development and control
  • Unit 5 - Organisational financial management
  • Unit 6 - Information based decision making

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Course details

You’ll benefit from our proven blend of learning methods, including face-to-face workshops with a clear workplace application facilitated by an experienced tutor. We’ll also give you comprehensive self-study materials including electronic content with activities accessed on our virtual learning environment (VLE).

You will also receive a learner guide designed to support in your studies and direct support from your tutor.

Our workshops are clearly focused on knowledge and skills you can take straight into your workplace. Your MOL tutor will encourage discussions that help you get the most from the material. We select knowledgeable professionals to support and inspire you throughout the programme.

We’ll assess you through written assignments and practical skills demonstrations.

The programme has no exams and your MOL tutor will be on hand to support you through your assignments.

Unit 1 - Personal development as a manager and leader

This unit is about assessing and improving individual management and leadership skills and competencies against objectives.

Unit 2 - Managing recruitment, selection and induction

This unit is about identifying a need for staff, selecting objectively and inducting effectively within legal and organisational requirements.

Unit 3 - Managing team and individual performance

This unit is about the management of individual and team performance and how to improve performance.

Unit 4 - Project development and control

This unit is about understanding projects, developing project plans and ensuring projects achieve objectives with targets

Unit 5 - Organisational financial management

This unit is about financial management systems and controls and the impact of external factors on organisational financial management.

Unit 6 - Information based decision making

This unit is about using, presenting and communicating data that supports decision making.


Our dedicated learner care agents are there to make sure that you’re OK, the course is going well and to gather feedback. Also, all of our expert tutors are there to help you. They won’t just be providing advice in the workshops - they are on hand at other times to support you too. 

A Comprehensive Programme

All of your learning material is included. There’s no additional textbooks you need to buy. We provide a huge amount of online content so you can learn on the move and at a time that fits around your life.  You will have access to study resources 24/7 via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).


Our workshops aren’t just an academic exercise. They’re about applying your knowledge to the real world of business. You’ll share information and ideas from real life, carry out activities based on true scenarios and begin to fully understand the how to implement your new found knowledge. The workshops take place in great city centre locations with easy access to town centre amenities and transport. 


Our tutors are all experts in their field and will make sure that your workshop training really takes your understanding to the next level. They all have plenty of experience, working across multiple sectors in lots of different roles, which provides a useful insight for budding managers. 

Roles you could hold after completing your CMI level 5 studies, assuming you already have the appropriate professional qualifications and experience, include:

  • Marketing Manager
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • General and Operations Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Public Relations/Fundraising Manager

Our CMI qualifications fall under the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), which means that a learner has the ability to ‘top up’ the additional units required to achieve the next qualification within the same level. 

For example, 

A learner who achieves a Level 3 Award could do the additional 2 units required to achieve a Certificate.

A learner who achieves a Level 3 Certificate could do the additional 4 units required to achieve a Diploma.

A learner who achieves a Level 5 Award could do the additional 1 unit required to achieve a Certificate.

A learner who achieves a Level 5 Certificate could do the additional 4 units required to achieve a Diploma.

Also, once a learner has achieved a Level 3 Diploma the natural progression is onto one of our Level 5 qualifications.

If your company is looking to fund your training we can raise an invoice if you provide a purchase order with your application. As MOL are a not for profit organisation we do not charge VAT.

CMI L5 Award: £595

Meet Our Tutors

Mike Spick

Product Manager - Management & Leadership Mike Spick

Diane Allen

Associate Tutor Diane Allen

Sarah Brown

Associate Tutor Sarah Brown

Lynn  Manir - Jolly

Associate Tutor Lynn Manir - Jolly

We are part of the largest not for profit learning enterprise of its kind. This means we reinvest our resources to help you the learner, rather than pay dividends to shareholders.