CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership

This programme has been designed to develop individuals who are seeking to further their management and leadership career. The course is targeted at those who are entering into a graduate management position or who already hold a supervisory / junior management position within their own organisation. Through the programme candidates will be able to develop their knowledge and personal skillset ensuring they are better prepared for a prosperous and challenging career in management, across all sectors. The programme has been specifically designed to allow candidates to develop their own management and leadership skillset while building knowledge. All candidates will complete a business improvement project, further developing their commercial awareness and project management skills.

Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10890
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Business & Management

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Course Structure

On Line classes will provide the knowledge and tools to complete the Level 5 Award in Leadership & Management.

Units Include:

  • Managing the customer experience
  • Principles of recruiting, selecting and retaining talent
  • Principles of innovation
  • Managing Change
  • Using reflective practice to inform personal and professional development

This Leadership & Management programme will be delivered on line. The course will focus on completion of a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management, Candidates will be typically be required to attend 1 virtual classes per week each lasting 3.5 hrs over a 24 weeks.

General Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements below identify the minimum qualifications needed to apply for the programme. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis on application. You are required to upload a copy of your qualification certificates to show how you meet the entry requirements for the programme prior to enrolment. Applications will also require successful completion of the admissions process.

GCSE/ Level 2 Requirements

  • GCSE grade C/4 in English Language, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills- Communication, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

Course Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 12 months experience in a middle managerial role, for example: operations manager, divisional manager, departmental manager, regional manager, specialist manager, e.g. HR manager/Business partner; finance manager, production manager, procurement manager, etc


  • A minimum of 36 months experience as a supervisor/team leader, such as Team Leader, Supervisor, Project Officer, Shift Manager/Shift Supervisor, or Foreperson.


  • A Business Owner


  • Level 3 qualification or higher. (i.e.: A level, access to higher education diploma, advanced apprenticeship, AS level, international Baccalaureate diploma, level 3 award, level 3 certificate, level 3 diploma, level 3 ESOL, level 3 national certificate, level 3 national diploma, or level 3 NVQ)


  • Have the ability to carry out independent research and complete assignments.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Alternatively, you can provide evidence of your ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process, either through Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Further details on APL can be found in the HE admissions process section of our website and the HE Accreditation of Prior Learning SOP.

International Students English Language Requirements

International applicants, from Non-Native English speaking countries, must have evidence of English Language Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

  • IELTS 6.0 (Academic) (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE Academic 51 (minimum of 46 in each part)
  • Or equivalent UKVI-approved English Language Test

For further information please contact our International Department at

Completion of 2000-2500 written assignment per unit; requires significant independent reading and academic research outside class as well as completion of assignment(s).    Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

Successful completion of this course will provide applicants with clear pathways for progression in training and employment. 

Successful completion of this course will enable students to apply for management roles.  Students will benefit in particular from the work placement which is part of the course. 

There are no additional costs associated with this programme.


The Diploma gives you a fully comprehensive bank of the skills and knowledge required to be a manager as part of an organisation, as well as the ability to apply your learning in the context of another organisation or industry sector.  Candidates will complete a number of units including but not exclusively as detailed below:

  • Principles of leadership practice
  • Principles of managing and leading individuals and teams to achieve success
  • Forming successful teams
  • Managing the customer experience
  • Managing stakeholder relationships
  • Managing change
  • Conducting a management project
  • Using reflective practice to informs personal and professional development

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Available Sessions

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Funding may be available for this course, please contact us on to discuss if you are eligible. Additional sessions may be available for this course throughout the year. Please contact us to discuss a start date that would be suitable for you.

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Terms & Conditions

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

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:
 Candidates are expected to attend all lessons in order to successfully complete the programme.  The programme will be delivered over sixteen full days which will require candidates to attend every other week.
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