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The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership is designed to strengthen and develop your skills as a middle manager, by focusing on key areas of leadership. Designed for practising middle managers, this CMI course builds your confidence as a leader and allows you to take your management career to the next level.

The CMI Level 5 Award offers a solid foundation of knowledge, ideal for those hoping to move into a senior management role. Choose from a diverse range of units covering core management skills, such as managing resources, recruitment and information management. As CMI is the only chartered professional body in the field of management and leadership, you can rest assured that each qualification is high quality, practical and valuable to employers.

With a study period of 3 months and a total qualification time of 60 hours, the CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership is a short and concise qualification designed to develop your skills as a middle manager.

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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

The CMI Level 5 Award offers a comprehensive range of units, so you can tailor your leadership training to your current job specification and career goals. Learners must complete at least one unit to a minimum of 40 TUT hours to achieve this qualification. There is a barred combination of units – learners taking 502 cannot select 503, 505 or 511, and learners taking 526 cannot select 501 or 502.

  • 501 – Principles of Management and Leadership in an Organisational Context (TUT – 62)
  • 502 – Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success (TUT – 60)
  • 503 – Principles of Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success (TUT – 50)
  • 504 – Managing Performance (TUT – 50)
  • 505 – Forming Successful Teams (TUT – 38)
  • 506 – Managing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (TUT – 41)
  • 507 – Principles of Delivering Coaching and Mentoring (TUT – 48)
  • 508 – Principles of Developing a Skilled and Talented Workforce (TUT – 40)
  • 509 – Managing Stakeholder Relationships (TUT – 40)
  • 510 – Managing Conflict (TUT – 41)
  • 511 – Principles of Recruiting, Selecting and Retaining Talent (TUT – 46)
  • 512 – Workforce Planning (TUT – 38)
  • 513 – Managing Projects to Achieve Results (TUT – 51)
  • 514 – Managing Change (TUT – 43)
  • 515 – Creating and Delivering Operational Plans (TUT – 52)
  • 516 – Planning, Procuring and Managing Resources (TUT – 55)
  • 517 – Principles of Innovation (TUT – 46)
  • 518 – Managing Risk (TUT – 53)
  • 519 – Managing Quality and Continuous Improvement (TUT – 56)
  • 520 – Managing Finance (TUT – 56)
  • 521 – Using Data and Information for Decision Making (TUT – 50)
  • 522 – Managing the Customer Experience (TUT – 49)
  • 523 – Principles of Marketing Products and Services (TUT – 55)
  • 524 – Conducting a Management Project (TUT – 96)
  • 525 – Using Reflective Practice to Inform Personal and Professional Development (TUT – 44)
  • 526 – Principles of Leadership Practice (TUT – 78)

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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