CMI - Level 6 - Management & Leadership Studies QCF
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CMI Level 6 – Studies in Management and Leadership QCF.
Who are these qualifications for?
The Level 6 qualifications in Management and Leadership are designed to develop personal management capabilities, make effective use of information in decision-making, operations and the development of the skills in managing people.
What are the entry requirements?
CMI does not specify entry requirements for these qualifications, but Centres are required to ensure that learners admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.
Flexible qualification structure
The Level 6 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 (see Centre Assessment Guidance for more details) allowing employers and individuals to tailor the size and elements of the qualifications to suit their specific needs.
The qualifications follow the new Award, Certificate, Diploma format where:
Award is a concise qualification aimed at developing basis skills and knowledge at this level
Certificate builds and broadens on the areas covered in the Award; and
Diploma develops a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge required at this level.
To achieve a CMI Level 6 Award in Management and Leadership, you need to successfully complete at least one unit to a minimum of 7 credits.
To achieve a CMI Level 6 Certificate in Management and Leadership you need to successfully complete any combination of units to a minimum of 14 credits.
To achieve a CMI Level 6 Diploma in Management and Leadership, you need to complete all core units (Group A) and three optional units (Group B) to a total of at least 41 credits.
How long will it take?
The time it takes to complete a qualification is dependent on the units you choose and delivery times and methods however, as a guide:
The Award can take as little as 4-6 weeks
The Certificate can take between 2-3 months
The Diploma can take between 6 to 12 months
How are these qualifications assessed?
Assessment is normally via practical work-based assignments this ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context with positive and tangible skills and knowledge improvement which can be quickly transferred to your workplace situation.
What support will I get?
In addition to the support you will receive from your Aquarius, via your tutor, the ATDP Learning (LMS), email and mobile response lines by members of your programme team, CMI provides a unique and comprehensive package of candidate support, with access to:
A wide range of online resources, from their highly regarded Study Resource Centre
Subject Search tool and Career Development site
The latest management thinking via Professional Manager magazine and StudyZone,
An e-newsletter designed specifically for our studying members
A diverse events programme and network of members committed to, and experienced in, the field of management.
On successful completion of the required units for a Level 6 Diploma qualification in Management and Leadership, you will have completed at least one Level 7 unit and therefore are immediately eligible to also recieve the Level 7 Award in Strategic Management & Leadership.
On successful completion of a Level 6 qualification in Management and Leadership, a number of progression opportunities become available:
Enhance your professional status by upgrading your CMI membership
Progress to other qualifications at the same level (e.g. from Level 6 Award to Level 6 Certificate etc)
Progress to other qualifications at the next level (e.g. from Level 7 Award to Level 7 Certificate or Diploma
Apply to become a Chartered Manager
Overview of Units available to study at Level 6 include:
Managing organisational culture (Unit code 6001V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about organisational culture and how it can impact upon organisational behaviour. Understand the relationship between culture, strategy and performance and the skills of cultural development.
Ethical organisational management (Unit code 6002V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about the principles of organisational ethics, ethical codes and legislation also about integrated approaches to business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
Managing the change process (Unit code 6003V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about the forces for change in organisations and the impact of the change process and its management.
Leading equality & diversity (Unit code 6004V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about commitment to and application of equality of opportunity and diversity and the needs of others in relation to equality of opportunity and diversity.
Managerial networks (Unit code 6005V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about the development of personal networks to support organisational objectives. Understand how collection of data/information from the networks can inform on the environment within which the organisation operates. Also about the skills of encouraging/supporting implementation of ideas from networks across the organisation.
Management systems and structure (Unit code 6006V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about the meaning and nature of organisational structure and understand the advantages and disadvantages of centralisation and decentralisation.
Managing ideas and innovation (Unit code 6007V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about the identification and encouragement of ideas and innovation across organisations and their evaluation.
Managerial decision making (Unit code 6008V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about the communication of the organisation’s purpose, values and vision. About how to support and advise individuals during periods of setback and change, and also about the skills required to make difficult decisions.
Personal development as a strategic manager (Unit code 7001V1 – Credit value 6)
You will learn how to identify and achieve strategic ambitions by constructing, reviewing and evaluating a personal development plan to become a strategic leader and to take into account Health & Safety responsibilities on an individual and corporate level.
Being a strategic leader (Unit code 7013V1 – Credit value 7)
You will learn about ethical and value-based approaches to leadership, different styles of strategic leadership and how to gain organisational buy-in through strategic leadership.
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September 2012 CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership
"On the organisational level John has a broad understanding of strategic planning and human resource development. He motivated me to enhance the action-driven leadership skills needed to succeed in a not-for-profit organisation like mine. On the individual level, his empathy helped me not to give up my dreams by articulating a philanthropic vision and developing a pragmatic approach to solve any problems. A professional with a great deal of integrity and sense of humor."
July 2012: ILM NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Management.
"John Morgan of Aquarius Training & development partners provided the training and mentoring for my NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Management, and from the start, John was personable and enthusiastic, ensuring that my potential was realised by giving me the confidence to complete the qualification. His plethora of experience in the field meant that he was able to suggest possible paths where my ideas had completely dried up. Thanks John."
September 2013: CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership and the CMI Chartered Manager Award.
John's subject knowledge is excellent and I gained the benefit of his vast experience as he guided me patiently through the CMI level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership, and also the Chartered Manager award. I would have no hesitation in recommending John and Aquarius Training & Development to other colleagues and or Companies."
December 2012: ILM NVQ L5 Diploma in Management
"John provided a fantastic service with outstanding results. His attention to detailand helpful approach ensured a very successful outcome for many within the Company. Without John's input, many would have been less successful or even unsuccessful in achieving their goals. He made a very positive difference."
April 2013: ILM NVQ Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management.
"I have just completed an NVQ Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management. As well as achieving the mandatory requirements of the NVQ, I was eager to learn as much as possible along the journey. John's constant support, unbroken patience and superb depth of knowledge made this possible. He quickly became more than a facilitator/instructor; he was a mentor and true inspiration. His experience has played part in my own success at work and I know I will be calling on him for his counsel again in the future - sorry John!"
August 2014. CMI Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management & Leadership
"I have recently completed my CMI Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership with Aquarius Training & Development Partners, thanks to them for how they were able to link my Business and Finance qualification from Bulgaria as prior certified learning against the Extend Diploma Programme. I would like to thank John Morgan for delivering such a superb course; it was well-structured, right time-frame, well organised and very enjoyable. John is an excellent tutor, very approachable and supportive. His experience gave me confidence in my own abilities, and that definitely will help me going forward in my career. I am now more aware of the skill I can employ to become an effective manager. Overall that was the best course I have attended."
September 2015: CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership and the Chartered Manager Award
"Thanks to John's knowledge and experience he has guided and mentored me through a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership and on to Chartered Manager.I have worked with him in a voluntary capacity for CMI in the North West Region for many years and benefited from his wisdom, enthusiasm and support. He's a first class coach and a tremendous ambassador for encouraging the development of management and leadership."
March 2015 : CMI Level 7 Diploma in Management & Leadership and CMI Chatered Manager Award
John has been a great help in guiding me through the CMI Diploma in Management & Leadership. John's extensive experience and knowledge in the field has been invaluable and his ability to turn around feedback and be available to address any questions has been fantastic. If you are considering progressing your career through a professional qualification John is an ideal individual to start with.
May 2015 CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Management & Leadership and the Chartered Manager Award
Recently completed my Level 7 Extended Diploma with Aquarius Training & Development Partners. My tutor & mentor John Morgan was a great inspiration throughout bring the topics of study to life by contextualising them with my roles in Welsh Government and in my pastoral role within the North Wales Coastal Church. Through John has been firm but patient on deadlines, responsive when I struggled with assessment content. Overall a worthwhile experience and achievement over and beyond just a qualification. For those considering personal development in the field of Management and Leadership then I would recommend Aqaurius Training & Development Partners.
Next Stage Chartered Manager Award.
May 2015 : CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership
Just completed and achieved my Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership with Aquarius Training. Programme was a great vehicle to make the most of my broad range of in-service training & experience and capture them in the highly regarded CMI qualification. John Morgan proved to be a highly effective, confidential and professional tutor, who was a positive motivation for me throughout the programme and was a great council as I explored my next career opportunity as I progress my transition from miliary to civilian employment. Thanks John. I will certainly recommend you and Aquarius Training & Development Partners Ltd to anyone considering CPD in the areas of Leadership and Management at all levels.
December 2015 CMI Level 6 Diploma and CMI level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management & Leadership
I have just completed and achieved my Level 6 Diploma in Management & Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management & Leadership, and found the assistance provided by Aquarius Training invaluable in guiding me through these programmes. I would recommend Aquarius Training to anyone wishing to advance their Management and Leadership skills, knowledge and qualifications.
June 2015 - CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership
"John Morgan of Aquarius Training & Development Partners provided and supported the training and mentoring for my CMI Level 5 – Diploma in Management & Leadership QCF, and from the start, John was enthusiastic and provided the personal touch. Ensuring that my potential was realised by giving me the confidence to complete the qualification. His patience and plethora of experience in the field of management & leadership meant that he was able to suggest possible paths and other avenues for my research and study. Having recently left the forces and making the adjustment to civilian employment, John’s professionalism and mentoring skills have been invaluable and greatly appreciated. His knowledge of the ELCAS system is a great help for those leaving the forces. Thanks John’.
Julian ‘Clarence’ Heal Cert-Ed
Rifles retired, Consultant for Intelligent Armour Ltd
August 2016 - CMI L5 Extended Diploma,
My experience with Aquarius Training & Development Partners Ltd, and particularly John Morgan has been a smooth and successful one. John’s guidance throughout the learning experience has been excellent as has been his unwavering patience and support. Not only would I recommend his service for potential future students, I will be taking my own study further through him as a result of the experience I have already had. Thank you John.
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.
January 2017 : CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership
John provided a first class service throughout the entire course and he possess a unique combination of skills gained within both the business and educational arenas. This enables John to guide his students through the course content, whilst ensuring the student is able to practice and apply their newly acquired skills in real world situations. I would highly recommend John to students of all abilities.
June 2009:CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership
Throughout the programme John demonstrated a broad range of management skill and knowledge, innovation in assessment protocols and immense patience and ability to motive me through to a succesful completeion of the programme. His support was invaluable and a great model for my own role in Learning & Development.
March 2017 - CMI Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership & Chartered Manager Award
I have been studying with Aquarius for the past two years and would highly reccomend their services. With John Morgan as my tutor I successfully completed the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership and was awarded Chartered Manger status. John's wealth of knowledge and anecdotes from his long career in general management give great context to theory and he is excellent at helping you apply your learning and research to your own organisation, no matter what industry. I have enjoyed my learning with John and I am currently working towards the Level 7 Extended Diploma, for which I continue to receive the same high standard of tuition and support. Thank you Aquarius.
April 2017 - CMI L5 Certificate in Management & Leadership.
John was quite the professional, helping me fully understand what was required. I went into this slightly anxious, not having been in education for a while, and he took me under his wing with ease and guided me. Very well spoken and patient, I am grateful for his time in helping me tailor my work to my military background. The quality of material that is provided is exceptional, with multiple slide shows and downloadable content too. I am very pleased with what I have accomplished and I do look forward to working with John again.
I was a bit nervous at first and wasn't sure if I had bitten off more than I can chew, due to the fact of leaving school many years ago. However the Aquarius Training team and John Morgan in particular was very understanding and approachable which allowed me to work at my own pace with full support there whenever I needed it. I can highly recommend them and it was a pleasure to have completed my Level 5 Diploma in this easy going yet structured professional way. Many thanks Karl Stevens