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CMI Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership - Level 3


These qualifications are 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.

CMI qualifications come in different sizes, depending on how in-depth the qualification is and how long it will take you to complete it. The Diploma programmes provide an in depth knowledge of the principles, taking between 9 and 12 months to complete.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C/4 or equivalent in English.

Start dates and fees

Start Date - Wednesday 28 April.

Cost - £1495.

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)
16-18over 19
31/07/2021TBCTBC1 yr(s)4909A101FREEFREE* to £724.00
02/08/2021TBCTBC1 yr(s)4909T901FREETBC

* If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course then that course may be free. Please contact us for more details. If you are aged 19 or over and either studying a second Level 3 course or qualifying Level 4, 5 or 6 course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs.

How long is the course?

9-12 months.

How will I be assessed?

  • Webinars delivered monthly
  • Study module for each webinar
  • CMI Unit Assignments.

What does the course lead to?

The course suits those who are working in supervisory roles, as project officers, team leaders or those wishing to progress into management job roles. 

What will I study?

The course is delivered using Microsoft Teams and includes 8 live webinars, 8 short study modules and 8 CMI assignments:

  • Webinar 1: Understand how organisations operate and the management/leadership role
  • Webinar 2: Understand the role and purpose of teams and how to achieve the high performing team
  • Webinar 3: Understand the purpose of different stakeholder groups and how to build effective communication relationships
  • Webinar 4: Understand the role of projects within organisations 
  • Webinar 5: Understand the process of managing daily activities and ensuring objectives are met
  • Webinar 6: Understand the importance of using resources and the purpose of budgets
  • Webinar 7: Understand reasons for collecting data and information and the different types used by organisations
  • Webinar 8: Understand the benefits of personal and professional development

What can I go on to study?

Studying this Diploma can lead to progressing to the Level 5 Award (Certificate or Diploma).



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