CMI – Level 5 in Management & Leadership

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CMI Level 5 – Management & Leadership – Online Learning

Available as an Award (1 Unit), Certificate (3 units) or Diploma (6 units) or Extended Diploma (9 units)

Our level 5 suite of Management and Leadership Qualifications are aimed at those with extensive management experience.  It is suited to those with significant management experience or those who manage managers.

Middle Managers & Leaders

We have a range of qualifications for experienced middle and senior managers with a choice of accrediting bodies. You can study an ILM, CMI or SQA qualification. Our professional qualifications interweave theory with practice to provide an all round understanding of each topic.


When it comes to learning ‘one size’ most certainly does not fit all. Our state of the art learn portal helps to break down the barriers to learning by providing flexible methods – how, where and when you need it. It provides a range of resource types to suit all learning styles. No need for timely research. Everything you need to learn and gain your qualification is provided.

Easy to Use

Our learning portal is designed specifically for busy people who just want to learn. It is easy to use and to navigate. There is no need for lengthy inductions. We will however provide you with a 30 minute call to explain the system and the process to achieve your qualification.

Range of Resources

Not everyone learns the same way. Some people prefer to listen, some to watch and some to do. Our range of resources means that there is something for all learning styles. There is a mixture of elearning, workbooks, tools, templates and many more.


We provide learning content which provides you with the theory. You are then helped to understand how to apply these theories in practice. Our learning content includes a range of elearning modules and/or workbooks.


The greatest benefit of learning experiences is often the ability to share experiences and network with other learners. Our portal has a discussion board and chat room so that you can communicate with other learners and your tutor if you wish.

Tutor Support

Our tutors will have both significant experience and a minimum of a degree level qualification in the topic they are supporting. You can communicate with them via your preferred method as little or as often as you need them.
Factsheet – available on request.



Which qualification should i choose?

There are three factors we use to determine which course is most suitable for you:

1. What experience do you have of being a supervisor, manager or leader?

This is important because with a professional qualification you need to compare the learning with what you do in practice. Here is a guide:

A) NO SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE: Study level 2 or level 3 if you are a confident learner.

2. What previous study have you undertaken?

There is no requirement to have any proof of previous study or qualification to be accepted. However, those who have experience of studying may find they can cope with a level higher.

3. What are your own work/personal commitments?

As the saying goes ‘life happens’. The beauty of our system is that you can start, take a break or finish at any time. If you don’t have much time just start with an Award. When you have more time just upgrade to the Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma.
How long will it take?

Well how long is a piece of string! Seriously though the beauty of our system of study is that you can take as little or as long as you like.

We recently had two students finish a level 5 diploma.

– One took 3 years. Sounds a lot but when you throw life at it with promotion, change of role, a wedding and then maternity leave time will fly. We are so proud of this student who was determined to finish despite their challenges.

– Another student has just completed in record time – 3 months! We could barely keep up with the assessments he was sending us.

We will go at your pace. That said if nothing is happening you will receive some very gentle yet supportive nudges!

We usually recommend one unit (or topic) a month. That would require about 5 hours of study a week.
I already have credits for some ILM or CMI study.

Fantastic! That’s no problem.

We will provide a free mapping service to provide you credit with what you have already been accredited for.

This means that we provide you with recognition for prior learning so that you don’t have to repeat study already completed.

This way you can upgrade your qualification and take time on the subjects you need to.



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