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CMI Level 4 Certificate in Management and Leadership

About this qualification

CMI Level 4 Certificate in Management and Leadership (600/9451/5)

The CMI Level 4 Certificate is for the development of the role and skill of managers. The qualifications aim to develop personal management capabilities, make effective use of information in decision making, operations and the development of the skills in managing people.

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 backed by the Royal Charter, which means it is the only chartered professional body that can award the prestigious Chartered Manager status.

Who can take this qualification?

This qualification is suitable for learners who are in a middle manager role. There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, but as a learner they will ideally be 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 use an organisation you are familiar with.

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification is recognised by employers around the world, 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


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

Course duration

4 Months.


CMI qualifications at RQF Level 4 portray practical skills and competences that are rated in academic terms as being comparable to Higher National Certificates (HNC).

What's required?

Learners need to select and complete 2 units to a minimum of 13 credits, 130 Total Qualifcation Time (TQT) and 45 Guided Learning Hours (GLH).


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

CMI Level 4 Award in Management and Leadership allows you to develop your knowledge of the roles and responsibilities required in management and leadership by focusing on specific skills areas.

CMI Level 4 Diploma in Management and Leadership gives you all the key skills and competencies you’ll need to become the manager you want to be. By undertaking this qualification you will have a more substantial and rounded learning in comparison to the Award and/or the Certificate.

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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