Leadership and Management

CMI Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership, Level 5

Course overview

The level 5 programme is designed to meet the needs of middle and aspiring middle managers wishing
to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop their career in management.

It is equally valuable for the person who aspires to such a role. The programme concentrates on
the practical application of management theory and principles in the context of developing the
team leader or middle manager. A Diploma in Management and Leadership is the benchmark
qualification for full CMI membership, taking you another step towards Chartered Manager Status.


One module equals one taught session per month on a Thursday 2pm until 9pm over 9 months, followed by completion, one month later, of a 3,000 word assignment, guidance and resources are provided in relation to completion of this. Due to the nature of the qualification flexible start dates are available throughout the year. In addition you are expected to commit at least one hour study per evening, a minimum of 220 hours over the duration of the course.

Deliverers of these sessions have occupational experience in the areas of management and leadership, which will assist in the practical application of the theory taught because of their occupational experience. A number of lecturers also posess CMI or academic qualifications in this field.

Additional information for this course, including module outlines and guided learning hours can be found on the CMI website (managers.org.uk).

Entry requirements

It is expected that you will hold a CMI Level 3 or similar qualification. However, we are able to take into account your level of experience in lieu of formal qualifications and this is normally established at interview.

The College has a commitment to widening participation in Higher Education, and will therefore give careful consideration to prior experiential learning, non-traditional qualifications and qualifications obtained outside of the United Kingdom.

Course Modules

Choose any combination of the below units to a minimum of 62 credits;

––Personal Development as a Manager and Leader (6 credits)
––Managing Selection Recruitment and Induction (7 credits)
–– Information Based Decision Making (7 credits)
––Conducting a Management Project (10 credits)
––Practices of Resource Management (7 credits)
––Managing a Team and Individual Performance (9 credits)
––Planning for Development (6 credits)
––Meeting Stakeholder and Quality Needs (6 credits)

How will I be assessed?

One 3000 word assignment to be submitted after each taught session. A total of 9 assignments over the delivery period.

What can I do next

On successful completion of a level 5 qualification in Management and Leadership, you can progress to any of the management qualifications available at Level 7 or apply to become a Chartered Manager.
Successful completion can lead to the Chartered Manager Status, further information can be obtained from the CMI website.