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CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership

The programme is designed to enhance the candidate’s knowledge and application of leadership and management and will contain a work based project. Participating on the programme will help candidates develop skills such as strategic planning, creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, and development of leadership skills.

33 Weeks
Level 5
Part-Time Study

Campus: Lisburn

Course Code: 78471

Duration: 18 to 33 Weeks

Level: 5

Type: Part-Time

Course Structure

Candidates will complete the following modules:

  • 5001:  Personal development as a leader and a manager.
  • 5013:  Leadership Practice
  • 5009:  Project Development and Control
  • 5007:  Organisational financial management
  • 5005:  Meeting stakeholder need
  • 5006:  Conducting a management project

The programme will be delivered over one full day every 4 weeks approximately running from September to June

Candidates on the programme will be required to complete the following:

  • To have an organisational mentor aligned to support them throughout their learning journey
  • To complete a work based project which will drive measurable outcomes for their organisations

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Available Sessions
Title Campus Type Start Spaces Fee
CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership
78471 / LND1A



Day: Thursday
Time: 09:00-18:00



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Contact Hours

Contact Hours per week:

7 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials every 4 weeks.  In addition to class time, candidates will be allocated an academic mentor to assist them on their learning journey.

Personal Study:

A further 4 hours per week maximum studying and preparing assessments

Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements:

  • While there are no formal entry requirements for this programme, candidates are required to demonstrate that they have been in a leadership and management position for at least three years within a public, private or voluntary organisation.  The programme is applicable to professional managers from all sectors - the private, public or third sector - and all sizes of organisation.

English Language Requirements for International students:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English

Equivalent qualifications include:

  • Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
  • Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
  • Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
  • ESOL Level 2  

Tier 4 Students:

  • SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

Admissions Requirements:

  • Successful completion of the admissions process

APEL Requirements:

  • Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning.  Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section.
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies.  This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.
Where will it take me?
The CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership is designed for middle managers and those aspiring to senior management who want to develop their key skills. A Diploma in Management and Leadership is the benchmark qualification for full CMI membership, taking you another step towards Chartered Manager status.  The CMI L5 Diploma aims to develop personal management capabilities, make effective use of information in decision-making, operations and the development of the skills in managing people. The CMI Level 5 Diploma will enable candidates to become Members of the CMI with the post nominal MCMI.  
How will it make me more employable?
The CMI Level 5 Diploma is specifically designed to facilitate the development of managers and leaders who are currently operating in middle level management roles, providing an opportunity for upskilling and reskilling as necessary. The programme will build and develop individual’s knowledge, skills and behaviours in a leadership and management role.
Additional Costs
Candidates may wish to purchase books, however online learning is also available through the digital library
The programme is accredited through the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) at Level 5 Diploma
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:
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