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Management and Leadership

Course Code: CML5

Level: 5
Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: CMI
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: 18 months
When you'll study: Wednesdays, 5.00pm-8.00pm

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About the course

An operations/departmental manager is someone who manages teams and projects, and is focused on achieving operational of departmental goals and objectives. If you aspire to high levels of responsibility, managing a team and ensuring success through your excellent organisation, this could be the career for you.

This Higher Apprenticeship is an opportunity for existing employees and managers to have their role assessed and recognised in the workplace and to gain a professional qualification by attending College one evening per week.

The cost of the Apprenticeship will be £9,000 for levy paying organisations and £900 for non-levy paying organisations. If you’re not sure which is applicable to you, please call our team on 01753 305300 and we’ll be more than happy to advise you.

What you'll learn

To achieve this qualification you will complete the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Diploma. The modules will include:

  • personal development as a manager and leader
  • information-based decision making
  • managing team and individual performance
  • organisational financial management
  • project development and control
  • managing recruitment, selection and induction.
Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement for this course is a minimum of five GCSEs.


You will be assessed during the programme using the following methods:

  • achievement of a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management
  • work-based project
  • portfolio of evidence
  • regular performance reviews
  • feedback from your line manager, peers and customers/stakeholders.

The final assessment will be:

  • a competence-based review
  • a test of your knowledge
  • presentation of your work-based project
  • assessment of your portfolio
  • professional discussion
  • review of your CPD log.
What's next?

It is possible, with successful achievement of the Level 5 Diploma and a portfolio of evidence, to apply for CMgr MCMI status.

Successful achievement of this qualification also gives automatic entry to the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.