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The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) The Level 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership have been developed for practicing or aspiring managers who will supervise or manage a team to achieve clearly defined outcomes and who have day-to-day operational activities as a key part of their roles. This qualification gives managers the communication and motivational skills to help improve operational efficiency.

Providing an overview of the roles and responsibilities required for managers, the Award will develop the skills required for this level of responsibility.

With CMI being the only chartered professional body in the field of management and leadership, you can rest assured that CMI courses are of the highest quality and will demonstrate your leadership capabilities across a range of industries to employers.

With a study period of 3 months and a total qualification time of 40 hours, the CMI Level 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership is a short and concise route which aims to give you the communication and motivational skills to help improve operational efficiency.

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  • Unrivalled support package available

  • Fully flexible study options

  • First class study materials and resources

  • Structured, constructive Tutor feedback

  • Fully accredited professional qualifications

Course content

To successfully achieve the CMI Level 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership, learners must complete at least one unit to a minimum of 40 TUT hours (Total Unit Time) to achieve this qualification.

  • 301 – Principles of Management and Leadership (TUT – 68)
  • 302 – Managing a Team to Achieve Results (TUT – 53)
  • 303 – Managing Individuals to be Effective in their Role (TUT – 43)
  • 304 – Principles of Communication in the Workplace (TUT – 42)
  • 305 – Building Stakeholder Relationships Using Effective Communication (TUT – 40)
  • 306 – Principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusive Working Practices (TUT – 53)
  • 307 – Developing the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of Individuals and Teams (TUT – 34)
  • 308 – Managing Volunteers (TUT – 49)
  • 309 – Responding to Conflict in the Workplace (TUT – 23)
  • 310 – Supporting Teams and Individuals Through Change (TUT – 42)
  • 311 – Contributing to the Delivery of a Project (TUT – 55)
  • 312 – Managing Daily Activities to Achieve Results (TUT – 40)
  • 313 – Developing and Sharing Good Practice (TUT – 42)
  • 314 – Managing Budgets and Resources (TUT – 50)
  • 315 – Principles of Health and Safety in a Work Setting (TUT – 52)
  • 316 – Monitoring Quality to Improve Outcomes (TUT – 47)
  • 317 – Supporting the Delivery of Customer Service (TUT – 41)
  • 318 – Managing Data and Information (TUT – 45)
  • 319 – Managing Meetings (TUT – 31)
  • 320 – Presenting for Success (TUT – 48)
  • 321 – Managing Own Personal and Professional Development (TUT – 45)

For further information on the topics covered within each unit, please Download the course brochure or get in touch with a member of the course advisory team.

Frequently Asked Questions

With so many providers of Professional management training, choosing the right course can be a difficult decision. CMI and the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) are both fantastic Institutes to study with, and students are often unsure which option is the best for them.

CMI specialise in General Management courses, designed to help improve your skills as a manager and improve or boost team performance. Students can tailor their CMI studies to meet their own training needs to ensure you get the most out of your studies.

Our highly trained course advisors are on hand to help you chose the right institute and course for your professional development aims.

CMI Qualifications are assessed by assignments. For each unit of study, students are required to produce an assignment that demonstrates their understanding of the unit topic. Assignments are marked by one of our Expert Tutors and you will receive detailed feedback on the work you have submitted.

There are no exams to be taken and assignments can be submitted as and when you have completed each unit making studying CMI with DLC Training a fantastic flexible learning option.

For many Management Professionals, being awarded Chartered status is the pinnacle of their Management career. We are often asked how to achieve Chartered Manager status. Firstly CMI are the only Professional body able to award Chartered Manager status. The quickest and most cost effective route to becoming Chartered is to study a CMI Qualification. Upon completion of a level 5 or level 7 CMI Qualification, students can apply for their status. Pairing your CMI Qualification with your Management experience is a great way to demonstrate your contribution to effective leadership. CMI will review your application before awarding you with ‘Chartered’ status. Our Expert Course advisors can provide you with expert guidance to help you decide the best way to study and earn the Chartered Manager status.

To ensure our courses are accessible to as many individuals as possible we provide a number of affordable payment options to our students. These options include payment in full, Interest free credit and Monthly instalments.

Talk to one of our course advisors to decide which payment option works best for your personal circumstances.

Here at DLC Training, we understand that once you have made the decision to study for a Professional Qualification you will be keen to begin your studies. That’s why we have made our enrolment process quick and easy.

As soon as you have completed your student enrolment you will receive your log in details for our learning platform. Here you will find all of the resources, guidance and tips you need to succeed with your studies.

Our student success rates are outstanding and we believe this is due to our unrivalled support packages. Every student studying with DLC Training has unlimited 1-2-1 access to our Industry expert Tutors, as well as the complete support of a student mentor who is on hand to offer advice and guidance throughout your distance learning journey.

Yes. As well as being accredited by an industry leading Institute, your course is also regulated and approved by Ofqual, the governing body for Qualifications in the UK. This means you can study any of DLC Trainings professional training courses safe in the knowledge that upon completion of your studies you will receive a certificate of your educational achievement which will be recognised globally.

We have partnered with the leading institutes to ensure we can support individuals working at every level of the career ladder to achieve their professional development aims. This means that we have progression routes available for all of our students. Why not talk to one of our expert course advisors to discuss the best route of progression for you?


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