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Management and Leadership - Level 5 (CMI)


This qualification is for managers who are keen to develop their role and associated skills. It aims to develop personal management capabilities, improve decision-making operational leadership and people management. Designed for middle managers as well as those aspiring to senior management, the qualification develops key skills such as managing resources, recruitment and information management. You will develop all the competencies you need to be an effective middle manager. A Diploma in Management and Leadership is the benchmark qualification for full Chartered Management Institute (CMI) membership, taking you another step towards Chartered Manager status.

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration / Fees
22 Sep 2024
University Centre
20 Months / £1,905
19 Nov 2024
University Centre
20 Months / £1,905
This is an approved Higher Technical Qualification

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

This qualification has been designed to provide access to development opportunities for a wide range of individuals. This includes those at the start of their career who wish to take their first steps into professional management, as well as those who may already have developed practical experience but who now want to develop their theoretical understanding of management skills. The course will improve opportunities for career progression in a management role, by enhancing your effectiveness and sharpening your professional edge.

Other benefits include:

  • Value add – delivering added value to your organisation
  • Getting results – using your managerial skills to lead people and manage change
  • Innovation – creating new product, service or market developments
  • Exceeding targets – meeting or beating performance targets
  • Delivering improvements – initiating significant savings or performance improvements with new ways of working
  • Working more confidently – becoming more confident in applying your skills and increasing self-awareness

On completion, you could choose to register as a full member with CMI to support your professional career development and progression.


Key information

Entry Requirements

Entry onto this programme will depend upon your previous experience, qualifications and whether or not you are currently working in a management position. You will need either a level 3 qualification in an appropriate discipline or substantial relevant work/voluntary experience to be accepted for this course.

Qualification obtained

Diploma in Management and Leadership

Extra costs and equipment


Tuition Fees

Read our tuition fees guide.

Other Costs and Equipment Needed


Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: CMI

Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS)

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers


How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is entirely based on coursework which can involve written assignments, reports and presentations which may be individual projects or you may be asked to produce in collaboration with others. You will study the following modules:

  • Personal Development as a Manager and Leader
  • Managing Team and Individual Performance
  • Managing Recruitment, Selection and Induction 
  • Information-Based Decision-Making
  • Organisational Financial Management 
  • Project Development and Control