CMI Level 5 Leadership and Management Programme



Course duration

3 Days

Certificate valid for

Never expires

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This qualification is aimed at practising or aspiring managers and leaders who are typically accountable to a senior manager or 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. 

Role and responsibilities may also include developing teams and individuals, creating operational plans, planning and managing projects, managing change, managing finance, resources and identifying new approaches to business activities, managing quality and continuous improvement as well as managing the human resources function.

The Leadership and Management Programme reflects current practice in Leadership and allows delegates to develop and expand their understanding and their application of leadership skills in the workplace.

Course Objectives

Through attendance on this course, delegates will gain:

  • The ability to think and act strategically
  • The ability to make informed, evidence based, decisions
  • An understanding of how to motivate staff who create and maintain a high-performance culture
  • Greater self-awareness and responsibility for self-development
  • An understanding of inter-organisational strategic direction and planning.

Each session will explore topics pertinent to leadership and management as well as provide practical skills development to equip participants with tools to apply in their everyday practice.

Learning Outcome

On completion of this course, delegates will:

  • Understand the importance of thought leadership and its benefits to personal development
  • Be able to use enquiry to develop leadership and management capability
  • Understand how to develop, implement and evaluate high-level, strategic, business cases
  • Be able to practically embed leadership and management development in the workplace.
  • Have the skills to act as a silent leader – leveraging and influencing others to act

Course Overview:

This CMI Certificate comprises of three modules over the three day period. This breaks down as follows;

Day 1- Self as a Leader

  • Introduction
  • Understanding the management role
  • Building Leadership Behaviours
  • Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Day 2 - Working with Others

  • Leading people
  • Forming Positive Relationships
  • Leading Courageous Conversations
  • Influencing Positive Performance

Day 3 - Improving Services

  • Analysing drivers for change
  • Developing a business case
  • Planning and controlling projects
  • Leading and managing change

Entry Requirements

Our courses are designed for all professional roles whether you have educational qualifications or not. However we usually suggest that delegates have a minimum of 3 years’ management experience for our leadership courses.

Learners will be required to complete 2 assignments. The first requires participants to demonstrate an awareness of of leadership and management in action, and carry out a rigorous self assessment. The second asks learners to apply their succession planning and capability building skills through effective coaching and mentoring:

  • Principles of Management and Leadership in an Organisational Context
  • Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success

Upon completion of our Leadership and Management Course you will receive a recognised leadership qualification accredited by the CMI to level 5 (degree level).


Upon successful completion of their qualification, learners are able to progress to further learning within the suite of Level 5 Qualifications in Management and Leadership - i.e. completing an Award and topping-up to Certificate or Diploma. Learners may also wish to further their ongoing personal and professional development by accessing other CMI qualifications, such as the CMI Level 6 Qualifications in Management and Leadership with the goal of becoming a Chartered Manager. 

Learners who are aspiring to a management role may progress to the job roles such as: 

  • Operations Manager 
  • Divisional Manager 
  • Departmental Manager 
  • Regional Manager 
  • Specialist Manager

About CMI Qualifications

As the only chartered professional body in the field of management and leadership, CMI are a recognised symbol of competency and industry standards throughout the UK and Europe.

  • Over 85% of managers agreed their management and leadership qualification improved their performance and by transferring their new skills to the work place, almost all have seen a vast improvement in their teams' performance too.
  • 78% of employers agreed that qualifications provide quality assurance for customers and that the benefits outweighed the time, money and effort invested in obtaining them.
  • More than 80% of managers say that taking a management qualification has resulted in increased professional recognition, with most stating that employers prefer qualified managers when recruiting.
  • This was confirmed by a further 53% advising that their qualification had helped them in gaining a promotion.