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CMI Level 3 Award Principles of Management and Leadership

About this qualification

CMI LEVEL 3 Award In Principles of Management and Leadership (603/2019/9)

The CMI Level 3 Award is aimed at currently practising or aspiring managers that supervise or manage a team to achieve goals or defined outcomes set by the organisation. 

Who are the CMI?

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is a professional institution for management that was founded in 1947 and was responsible for the UK’s first diploma in management studies. The CMI is also the only chartered professional body that can award Chartered Manager status.

What's required?

Learners must select and complete 1 unit to a minimum of 40 Total Unit Time (TUT) hours, 4 credits to achieve this qualification.

Who can take this qualification?

This qualification can be offered to learners from age 16. The CMI does not specifiy any entry requirements for this qualifcation, but training centres are required to ensure that learners have sufficient capability at the right skill level to complete the learning and assessment.

Course duration

2 Months.


No exams are taken, assignments are submitted, and all the assessment criteria must be met to obtain the certification.

What could this qualification lead to?

On completion of this qualification, learners are able to further progress learning within the Level 3 suite of qualifications in Principles of Management and Leadership – ie. By completing your Award and topping-up to Certificate or Diploma level.

Learners may also wish to continue their ongoing personal and professional learning by accessing more comprehensive CMI qualifications, such as the CMI Level 5 Qualifications in Management and Leadership. Futhermore, achieve the professional title or goal of becoming a Chartered Manager.

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The qualification is part of a suite of Principles of Management and Leadership qualifications, with more comprehensive options available:

CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership provides broader knowledge of skills than the Award and will help you to become more effective in specific management areas within the organisation.
CMI Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership will provide you with a fully comprehensive bank of skills and knowledge required to become a manager.

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Become the leader your team needs

Develop your team leading skills and knowledge with the only

chartered professional body in the field of 

management and leadership