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CMI Level 3 Certificate Principles of Management and Leadership

About this qualification

CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership (603/2021/7)

This CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership qualification is aimed at currently practising or aspiring managers that supervise or manage a team to achieve goals or clear outcomes. Individuals will set and monitor these goals and objectives by providing instruction, direction and guidance where needed. Operational and project activities are the key part of the day to day of the managers role.  

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 2 units to a minimum of 130 Total Unit Time (TUT) hours and 13 credits to achieve this qualification.

Who can take this qualification?

This qualification is suitable for learners from age 14 and are new or aspiring to the role of
team leader. There are no specific entry requirements for this CMI Level 3 qualification, but as a learner it is expected that you are working within an organisation or role where they can demonstrate skills and apply knowledge. Alternatively, you could draw on previous experience within an organisation or even use an organisation you are familiar with.

Course duration

4 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?

This qualification is recognised by employers, who agree that it provides skills and knowledge for individuals entering the management sector in roles including, but not limited to:
Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

Management Sector Roles


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

CMI Level 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities managers require. This Award will develop your skills required for this level of Management and responsibility.
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