CMI Level 5 Certificate Management and Leadership

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CMI Level 5 Certificate Management and Leadership

About this qualification

CMI Level 5 Certificate Management and Leadership (603/2391/7)

The CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership qualification is aimed at practising or aspiring managers and leaders who are typically accountable to senior management or a business owner. The primary role of a practising or aspiring manager and leader is to lead and manage individuals and teams to deliver aims and objectives in line with organisational strategy.

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?

The CMI does not specify entry requirements for this qualification, although centres are required to ensure that learners admitted to the training have sufficient capability at the right skill level to undertake the training and assessment.

What could this qualification lead to?

The CMI Level 5 qualifications have been designed for practising or aspiring managers in roles such as:

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.

What's required?

Learners must complete any combination of units to a minimum of 13 credits (130 TQT hours) to achieve this qualification. There is a barred combination of units – learners taking 502 cannot select 503, 505 or 511, and learners taking 526 cannot select 501 or 502. Learners cannot select Unit 608 as part of this qualification.


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

CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership provides and overview of the roles and responsibilities required by managers, the Award will assist in developing your skills and knowledge for this level accountability.

CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership provides you with a fully comprehensive collection of skills and knowledge necessary to becoming a successful 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