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Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership

CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership

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

Our stand-alone CMI Award is ideal for established or aspirational managers. If you are looking to boost your management career, our CMI programmes are delivered Live Online and designed to fit around you.

Programme details

Price: £495 (includes VAT)

Length:5 weeks

Delivery: This qualification is delivered using MOL's interactive Live Online structure. You will be supported throughout your studies via:

The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Regular Interactive Webinars with multiple start dates Bespoke online learning journeys provided through CMI's new ManagementDirect portal Industry expert tutors. MOL’s associates have a wealth of experience, working across multiple industry sectors. This qualification is assessment based with no exams. You will complete one unit assessment and attend or watch three Interactive Webinars.

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

  • Using Reflective Practice to Inform Personal and Professional Development
  • Principles of Management and Leadership in an Organisational Context
  • Principles of Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success
  • Managing Stakeholder Relationships
  • Managing Projects to Achieve Results
  • Creating and Delivering Operational Plans
  • Managing Finance
  • Managing Change
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Course Details

Live Online

Allows you to study in your own time and includes:

  • Three Interactive Webinars per unit
  • Access to MOLs bespoke online learning journeys provided through CMI's new ManagementDirect portal
  • On-demand access to Live Online recordings for all units
  • Directed learning via articles, journals, e-models, case studies and video clips
  • Undertaking critical reflection on your own learning practice
  • Assessments – only one assessment per unit and no examinations • Your MOL tutor will be on hand to support you through your assessments.

Using Reflective Practice to Inform Personal and Professional Development

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 on-going 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.

Principles of Management and Leadership in an Organisational Context

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 organisations 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.

Principles of Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success

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 multi-disciplinary). 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.

Managing Stakeholder Relationships

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.

Managing Projects to Achieve Results

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.

Creating and Delivering Operational Plans

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.

Managing Finance

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.

Managing Change

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.


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 Interactive Webinars - 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).

Interactive Webinar

Our Interactive Webinars aren’t simply a presentation by a tutor, they are participative. You’ll engage with activities in real time on the webinar, share information and ideas and begin to fully understand how to implement your new found knowledge.


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 an Award could do the additional 2 units required to achieve the Certificate.

A learner who achieves an Award could do the additional 7 units required to achieve the Diploma.

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

If your company is looking to fund your training we can raise an invoice if you provide a purchase order with your application.

Meet our tutors


Mike Spick

Head of Product Management

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Sarah Brown

Associate Tutor

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