Leadership and Management

CMI Award in Management and Leadership, Level 5

Course overview

Only 1 in 5 managers have a recognised management qualification and yet employers are actively looking for these qualifications on CVs right now! Why not join the ‘1 in 5’ and make your CV stand out from the crowd by gaining a CMI qualification at HoW College?

The CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership belongs to a suite of NEW qualifications aimed at practising or aspiring managers and leaders who are typically accountable to a senior manager or business owner.

This qualification introduces you to the roles and responsibilities of managers and leaders in the 21st Century workplace, with an emphasis on skills development.

Whilst studying, you’re eligible for FREE professional membership of the CMI, which enables you to access a comprehensive range of resources to support you throughout your qualification.

A one-off taught session delivered on a Thursday 2-9pm (date determined by your choice of unit). Following the session, you are expected to spend time on; directed study activities your own independent research, informal learning and preparation and completion of assessment. The time commitment needed for additional learning and preparation for assessment varies between 10 – 21 hours depending on the unit studied.

All lecturers who deliver on this course hold Masters Degree qualifications and/or professional qualifications in their specialist subjects. In addition, all staff teaching on the course have relevant occupational experience at an appropriate level of seniority.

Additional information for this course, including the content of each unit can be found on the CMI website (www.managers.org.uk).

Entry requirements

It is expected that you will hold a CMI Level 3 Certificate/Diploma or similar qualification (e.g. BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Business, A-level in Business). However, we welcome mature applicants (over 21 years) who may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Course Modules

To achieve the Award, you are required to study ONE of the following units:

– 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
– Managing Change
– Creating and Delivering Operational Plans
– Managing Finance
– Using Reflective Practice to Inform Personal and Professional Development

How will I be assessed?

A written assignment of approximately 2,500 – 4,000 words, where possible the assignment will be a practical work-based piece. The word limit is dependent on your choice of unit. You will be required to submit the assignment four working weeks after the taught session. Tutor guidance and relevant resources will be provided to support you with the completion of your assessment.

What can I do next

On successful completion of the Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership, you can progress to the Level 5 Certificate or Diploma in Management and Leadership.

On successful completion of the Level 5 Diploma you may be eligible to apply for full membership (MCMI) or even Chartered Membership of the CMI (CMgr MCMI).