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CMI Management & Leadership Courses (Level 5)

Building on your ‘hands on’ management experience, this course focuses on the practical aspects of management including using plans to manage resources, personnel and customer awareness.

Who are Management and Leadership qualifications for?

Designed for those who are relatively new or are already operating in a first-line management or a supervisory role and this qualification is ideal if you wish to improve your knowledge and skills to progress further or have had little or no formal training in management.

How do the courses work?

This qualification can be studied in one of three ways; an award, certificate, diploma or extended diploma.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however we recommend that this course is most suitable if you have gained approximately two years of supervisory or management experience.

If English is not your first language, evidence of at least IELTS level 6.5 or Trinity ISE III/IV will also be required.

How long will it take?

There are multiple hand-in dates a year and you can begin your studies at any time.

The course is structured to allow flexibility when studying the course, as such there are several ways the course can be studied:

  • An Award in Management & Leadership which is made up of a single unit can be completed within 3 months.
  • A Certificate in Management & Leadership which is made up of 3 units can be completed in 6 - 9 months.
  • A Diploma in Management & Leadership can be completed with a combination of up to 8 units over a 12 - 15 month period.
  • An Extended Diploma in Management & Leadership is constructed of up to 12 units which when studied will take between 15 - 18 months to complete although you can choose to study at a faster or slower pace to suit your requirements.

We commit ourselves to support all Professional Academy students for up to a maximum of two years as standard. 

What modules will you study?

Assessment: Work-based Assignment

Being equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to manage and lead in a variety of organisational settings is essential if an individual and their organisation are to succeed.

  • This unit has been designed for learners who want to develop or sharpen their professional edge and enhance personal effectiveness.
  • Learners will evaluate the impact of an organisation’s structure and governance on management and leadership.
  • They will explore theoretical models, management and leadership styles and approaches designed to promote a culture of mutual trust, respect and support.

Assessment: Work-based Assignment

The ability to lead individuals and teams to success is arguably the most important skill a manager can possess.

  • This unit focuses on the essential management and leadership skills required to fulfil this challenging but rewarding role.
  • The unit opens by focusing on the theoretical and practical approaches to developing, leading, and managing teams (remote or multi-disciplinary).
  • The manager will look at techniques to assess current and future team capabilities, including the role of recruitment, selection and staff development which supports this.
  • On successful completion of the unit, the manager will not only know the principles of managing individuals and teams, but they will understand approaches for supporting, motivating and inspiring teams and individuals to exceed expectations.

Assessment: Work-based Assignment

Good relationships, whether they are with customers, suppliers, partners or staff, are a key contributor to an organisation’s success.

  • To build stakeholder relationships that are long lasting and sustainable, they need to be planned and developed.
  • This unit explores the types and purposes of stakeholder relationships and the skills required to overcome challenges and manage these effectively.

Assessment: Work-based Assignment

Managing the performance of staff is essential to the smooth running of an organisation.

  • This unit evaluates the reasons for managing performance and the approaches that can be used.
  • It explores methods of rewarding the performance of individuals who exceed expectations, and analyses ways of managing under performance in a professional and supportive manner.
  • This unit focuses on the way performance management, when used effectively, is able to impact on individual and organisational achievement.

Assessment: Work-based Assignment

The ability to manage projects is a vital skill for all managers.

  • This unit focuses on the knowledge and skills required to manage projects successfully and overcome problems and challenges.
  • It requires the learner to evaluate the methods and tools for planning tasks and activities, as well as knowing how to implement and manage project activities, build stakeholder relationships, manage resources and risk, monitor progress and report on outcomes.

Assessment: Work-based Assignment

Change is inevitable if an organisation is to maintain competitiveness and currency of practice.

  • This unit has been designed to enable the learner to evaluate types and reasons for change within organisations and be able to select and apply theoretical models for its management.
  • The purpose is not only to enable learners to develop the skills to manage change and achieve set objectives, but to do so in a professional manner with open and honest communication throughout the entire process.

Assessment: Work-based Assignment

Coaching and mentoring are proven techniques used to enhance the skills, knowledge, talents and potential of individuals as part of an organisational learning and development strategy. This unit explores:

  • The principles and practices of coaching and mentoring
  • The impact these techniques can have in the development of a high-performance culture.

Assessment: Work-based Assignment

The ability to translate organisational objectives into operational plans is an essential management skill. The unit explores:

  • The importance of understanding the strategic direction of the organisation
  • How to contribute to the strategic planning process
  • The knowledge and skills required to create and deliver operational plans

Assessment: Work-based Assignment

Financial management skills are essential for all managers regardless of whether there is a dedicated finance team within an organisation.

  • Financial acumen enhances decision making skills, which in turn supports management of projects, tasks and functional areas.
  • This unit has been designed to enhance the learner’s confidence and credibility in financial management, which will translate into improved management skills.

Assessment: Work-based Assignment

The ability to analyse and manage data and information can lead to increased competitiveness, innovation, productivity and customer satisfaction. However, with data and information volumes increasing at unprecedented levels, the ability to interpret, use, and harness ‘big data’ can become an organisational challenge. The aim of this unit is to equip learners with an understanding of the purpose and practices of interpreting, managing and presenting business data and information to inform decision making.

Assessment: Work-based Assignment

Research into approaches to management and leadership can lead to dynamic results. Innovation, product development, performance improvement, change, customer service excellence, strategy and problem solving are just some of the results. Without research business can stagnate.

  • The aim of the unit is for the learner to conduct management research which will have an impact on individual and/or organisational practice.
  • It is expected that learners will plan and manage a genuine project in the workplace or an academic enquiry relevant to an identified business need or challenge.

Assessment: Work-based Assignment

Reflective practice is an essential management tool which supports the development of knowledge, skills and behaviours in the work place. By consciously analysing own performance, decision making, leadership and management skills (in different situational contexts); opportunities for on-going development can be identified.

The aim of the unit is to equip learners with the understanding of the value of reflective practice, and how reflection can be used as the basis of a meaningful personal and professional development.


On completion of this course you will be entitled to begin studying for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership and use the designatory letters MCMI.

To find out more about the CMI, visit the CMI website today.

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