CMI - Level 5 - Management & Leadership Studies
ENHANCE YOUR CAREER with a qualification from the Chartered Management Institute Level 5 – Studies in Management and Leadership QCF.
Who are these qualifications for?
These Level 5 qualifications in Management and Leadership are designed for practising middle managers who wish to develop their core management skills and practices. These qualifications focus on the personal development of the individual learner’s management capabilities and competencies
These qualifications are derived from the National Occupational Standards for Management and Leadership and are accredited on the UK national qualifications framework.
What are the entry requirements?
These qualifications can be offered to Learners from age 19. CMI does not specify entry requirements for these qualifications, but ATDP will ensure that Learners admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.
Flexible qualification structure:
These Level 5 qualifications in Management and Leadership offer a highly flexible approach to learning. They allow the freedom and choice to select from the broad range of units available, allowing employers and individuals to tailor the size and elements of the qualifications to suit their specific needs.
CMI Level 5 – Award in Management & Leadership
The Level 5 Award in Management & leadership is a concise qualification, which enables you to strengthen and develop your middle management knowledge through focusing on specific management areas that are appropriate to your personal and organisational development.
To achieve the Chartered Management Institute Award in Management & Leadership, you need to complete at least one unit with a minimum value of 6 credits.
CMI Level 5 – Certificate in Management & Leadership
The Level 5 Certificate in Management & Leadership is a more extensive qualification, which enables you to focus on broadening your middle management knowledge and skills whilst still maintaining the flexibility to focus on the specific management areas appropriate to both you and your workplace.
To achieve the Chartered Management Institute Certificate in Management & Leadership, you need to complete any combination of units to achieve a minimum of 13 credits.
CMI Level 5 - Diploma in Management & Leadership
This qualification is for the development of the role and skills of managers. The qualification aims to develop personal management capabilities, make effective use of information in decision-making, operations and the development of the skills in managing people.
To achieve the Charterered Management Institute Diploma in Management and Leadership, you will need to complete between 5 or 6 units to achieve a minimum of 38 credits.
Progression: Learners can add additional breath to this qualification by undertaking 3 or 4 additional units and attain the Extended Diploma shown below.
CMI Level 5 – Extended Diploma in Management & Leadership
The Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management & Leadership is a comprehensive qualification, providing you with the key management skills to enable you to operate effectively as a middle manager. This qualification allows you to develop a range of competencies from operational management principles and practices to the development of resource control and use. The Extended Diploma in Management & Leadership is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute as the benchmark qualification for full membership of the Institute and enables you to progress towards Chartered Manager status.
To achieve the CMI Level5 Extended Diploma in Management & Leadership, you need to complete Units 5001V1, 5002V1, 5004V1, 5005V1 and 5006V1 plus either 5003V1 or 5012V1 plus at least three other units to achieve a minimum of 62 credits.
How are these qualifications assessed?
Assessment is normally via practical work-based assignments proved by your Approved Centre. This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’ s context.
How long will it take?
The time taken to complete the qualification will depend upon the units chosen and the delivery times and methods adopted.
However as a guide:
The Award can take as little as 4 - 8 weeks
The Certificate can take between 2 -3 months
The Diploma can take between 6 to 10 months
The Extended Diploma can take between 9 to 16 months
What support will I get?
In addition to the support available from ATDP Ltd, the Institute provides a unique and comprehensive package of candidate support, with access to:
A wide range of online resources, from our highly regarded Study Resource Centre and CPD system to our new ‘rapid response’ Subject Search tool and career Development site
The latest management thinking via our Professional manager magazine and Study Zone, an e-newsletter designed specifically for our studying members
Our dedicated team of information researchers for your more complex research requests
A diverse events programme and network of members committed to, and experienced in, the field of management.
On successful completion of a Level 5 qualification in Management & Leadership, a number of progression opportunities become available:
Start working towards Chartered Manager status
Progress to other qualifications at the same level
Progress on to the next level of Institute qualifications – The level 7 qualifications in Strategic Management and Leadership
Enhance your professional status by upgrading your membership with the Institute to Full Member with the designation MCMI.
Units available to study at Level 5 include:
Personal Development as a Manager & Leader (Unit code 5001V1 – Credit value 6)
You will learn how to manage your own personal development and evaluate its impact on organisational objectives whilst bearing in mind responsibilities relating to Health & Safety.
Information based decision making (Unit code 5002V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn how to utilise knowledge management to make informed decisions and develop methods of communicating these decisions to others
Managing Team & Individual Performance (Unit code 5003V1 – Credit value 9)
You will learn about managing your team against set objectives and how to support poor performance
Practices of Resource Management (Unit code 5004V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn the methods, techniques and principles of management resources to meet organisation objectives and monitoring their use.
Meeting stakeholder and quality needs (Unit code 5005V1 – Credit value 6)
You will learn how to determine stakeholder requirements whilst understanding the concept of quality and how this can be improved whilst maintaining stakeholder expectations.
Conducting a Management Project (Unit code 5006V1 – Credit value 10)
You will learn research methodologies to enable the writing of a management project, how to make conclusions, recommendations and review the impact of the Project on the work related area.
Organisational Financial Management (Unit code 5007V1 – Credit value 9)
You will learn how to develop a budget and use financial information as a control to income and expenditure.
Conducting a Market Plan (Unit code 5008V1 – Credit value 9)
You will learn how to devise and implement a marketing plan taking into account both the organisation’s current position and its targeted positioning.
Project Development and Control (Unit code 5009V1 – Credit value 6)
You will develop an understanding of project development and produce a Project Plan which wil identify risks and monitoring techniques to achieve specific targets.
Planning for Development (Unit code 5010V1 – Credit value 6)
You will learn how to plan to meet the HR requirements of the organisation and how to identify individual training needs to meet current and future objectives.
Managing Recruitment, Selection and Induction (Unit code 5011V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn how to identify personnel requirements, use objective recruitment and selection methods whilst taking into account current legislation and how to develop an induction plan for the person appointed.
Being a Leader (Unit code 5012V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about ethical and value-based approaches to leadership, different styles of leadership and how to motivate your team to achieve objectives.
Leadership Practice (Unit code 5013V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about the differences between management and leadership, how leadership principles support organisational values and how to apply leadership strategies to organisational objectives.
Ethical Organisational Management (Unit code 6002V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about the principles of organisational ethics, the effect on corporate social responsibility, and leading and managing organisational ethics in differing cultural values systems and ideology
Managing the Change Process (Unit code 6003V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about identifying opportunities for change, modelling the change process and managing the change to produce expected outcomes
Leading Equality & Diversity (Unit code 6004V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about organisational commitment to equality and diversity, and its application and support throughout the organisation
Managing Networks (Unit code 6005V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about developing managerial networks, capitalising on those networks and using data or information gained to inform the organisation’s objectives
Managing Ideas and Innovation (Unit code 6006V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about encouraging and supporting the identification and practical implementation of ideas and innovation across the organisation
Managing ideas and innovation (Unit code 6007V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about encouraging and supporting the identification and practical implementation of ideas and innovation across the organisation
Managerial Decision Making (Unit code 6008V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about the challenges and skills of making difficult or unpopular decisions that must be made in support of the organisational objectives
Introduction to Management & Leadership (Unit code 5020V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about the foundation skills and knowledge of a senior/middle manager and leader
Operational Risk Management (Unit code 5021V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about understanding risk, assessing risk, implementing risk management activities and evaluating outcomes of risk management activities
Organisational Corporate Social Responsibility (Unit code 5022V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about understanding the organisational strategy for Corporate Social Responsibility, developing an implementation plan, delivering the plan and evaluating and reporting results
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September 2013: CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership and the CMI Chartered Manager Award.
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August 2014. CMI Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management & Leadership
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September 2015: CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership and the Chartered Manager Award
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March 2015 : CMI Level 7 Diploma in Management & Leadership and CMI Chatered Manager Award
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May 2015 CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Management & Leadership and the Chartered Manager Award
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Next Stage Chartered Manager Award.
May 2015 : CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership
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June 2015 - CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership
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August 2016 - CMI L5 Extended Diploma,
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June 2016 - CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership.
I have been in my new role since July now. My team has responded well to my situational managerial approach. I have found a renewed enthusiasm for people management. I enjoy seeing my team achieve success as individuals and a team. They are voicing ideas for change, positive about developing, keen to take on new challenges. They and I still have a way to go, however I am creating a future for them. I believe the fact that I have had the opportunity to learn and research strategic management and leadership I have been able to apply the theories in a practical way. By combining this, re-examining my managerial and leadership skills and recognising that I wish to do things differently I can say I am enjoying being back in a people management role. I have taken the view this time to spend the time supporting, leading and developing my team. I realise to be a good leader I need to look to the future and create a vision. To be a good manager I need to work with my people, listen and value them. Completing my Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership with Aquarius Training & Development Partners was made more achievable through the programme design that enabled me to successfully complete my studies but also settle to my new role.
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April 2017 - CMI L5 Certificate in Management & Leadership.
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