CMI Level 5 Diploma Management and Leadership

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CMI Level 5 Diploma Management and Leadership

About this qualification

CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (603/2392/9)

The CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership qualification is a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) that is aimed at middle managers to develop management and leadership skills. 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.

This CMI Level 5 qualification is accredited on to the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and is regulated by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England and Northern Ireland, and Qualifications Wales in Wales.

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 Level 5 qualification can be offered to learners who are in or aspiring to a middle manager role. 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?

This qualification provides learners with skills and knowledge for individuals entering the management sector in roles including:

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

12 Months.

What's required?

Learners must complete a combination to a minimum of 37 credits (370 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.


The qualification is part of a suite of Management and Leadership qualifications, with less 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 Certificate in Management and Leadership provides a broader set of knowledge and skills than the Award. This qualification focuses more on specific management areas, increased emphasis on the areas that are most appropriate to your role and organisation.

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