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CMI Diploma in Leadership and Management - Level 5


These qualifications are aimed at practising or aspiring managers and leaders who are typically accountable to a senior manager or business owner. The primary role of a practising or aspiring manager and leader is to lead and manage individuals and teams to deliver aims and objectives in line with organisational strategy.

The Diploma provides a wider range of knowledge and skills and takes 12 months to complete.

Once joining the course, you will have access to an exclusive online resources centre, filled with helpful guides, information sheets and learning materials.

Start dates and fees

Start date - This course is offered on a rolling basis so please get in touch to find out when the next course is starting.

Cost - £1,595

What will I study?

The course is delivered using Microsoft Teams and includes twelve live webinars, ten short study modules and eight CMI assignment.

  • Webinar 1:  Understand approaches to developing and managing the team 
  • Webinar 2:  Understand the approaches to achieving a balance of skills and experience of teams
  • Webinar 3: Understand appropriate techniques for leading individuals and teams to achieve success
  • Webinar 4: Understand and manage different types of stakeholder relationships and the impact of stakeholder engagement on organisational performance
  • Webinar 5: Understand reasons for change in organisations together with approaches to change management.
  • Webinar 6: Initiate, plan and manage change in an organisation
  • Webinar 7: Understand factors which influence an organisation’s internal environment including management and leadership theories
  • Webinar 8: Understand the role of projects and project related documentation
  • Webinar 9: Understand the principles of operational planning
  • Webinar 10: Understand finance within organisations
  • Webinar 11: Understand the value of reflective practice
  • Webinar 12: Assignment briefing and any questions relating to assignment criteria.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C/4 or equivalent English.

How long is the course?

12 months.


How will I be assessed?

  • Webinars delivered fortnightly.
  • Study module for each webinar
  • CMI Unit Assignments listed below:
    • Unit 502 Principles of Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success
    • Unit 509 Managing Stakeholder Relationships
    • Unit 514 Managing Change
    • Unit 501 Principles of Operational Leadership and Management in an Organisational Context
    • Unit 515 Creating and Delivering Operational Plans
    • Unit 520 Managing Finance
    • Unit 513 Managing Projects to Achieve Results
    • Unit 525 Using Reflective Practice to Inform Personal and Professional Development

What does the course lead to?

The course suits those who are practising or aspiring managers wishing to progress to job roles such as operations, departmental or divisional manager.

What can I progress onto?

Courses can lead to CMI Level 6 and 7 programmes of study.

Career opportunities

How do I apply?

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