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Your CMI Level 5 Management and Leadership qualification will include:

Blended Learning


  • On-demand digital content
  • Personalised learning
  • Online and in-person engagement


  • Bespoke learning materials
  • Purpose built learning platform
  • Online submission of assessment materials
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  • Dedicated leadership mentor
  • Get support via telephone, email or online

CMI Level 5 Management and Leadership qualification

The CMI Level 5 Management and Leadership qualification takes your current leadership knowledge to the next level, applying cutting edge concepts to professional contexts. You will explore current thinking surrounding issues from being a leader, to managing team and individual performance.

We don’t offer one-size-fits-all management and leadership development programmes. Instead, we tailor your learning to your own experiences and behaviours. In regular discussions with your expert mentor, you will explore the way you lead a team, and discuss ways to adapt your approach. Your learning will be supported with access to our engaging online learning platform, BabingtonOnline with a suite of interactive resources and face-to-face delivery to help you apply your new skills and knowledge to your role.

Learning to be a leader around your role

Our distance learning approach to leadership and management makes it easy to learn around your current role. You won’t need to attend sessions far away or spend your spare time writing reams of essays. We keep assessments practical, with professional discussions and reflective pieces where you can demonstrate your progression at your own pace.

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Aspiring and current middle management

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Online learning

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Online: Flexible start

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Award: 1 – 3 months
Certificate: 3 – 6 months
Diploma: 12 – 18 months

CMI Level 5 Award

The CMI Level 5 Award covers the essentials of being a dynamic and strong leader in your organisation.

CMI Level 5 Certificate

The CMI Level 5 Certificate helps you to apply the core skills and knowledge gained in particular leadership areas including leadership practice and being a leader in your organisation.

CMI Level 5 Diploma

The CMI Level 5 Diploma delves deeper into the essential competencies of the Certificate and focuses on making important decisions based on the right information. Other elements covered include managing your team and individual performance of your team members. A great springboard for CMI Level 6 and Chartered Manager Status.

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CMI Level 5 Management and Leadership qualification overview

  • What you will learn

    The Award contains the following unit:

    • 5012: Being a leader

    The Certificate contains the following units:

    • 5012: Being a leader
    • 5013: Leadership practice

    The Diploma contains the following units:

    • 5001: Personal development as a manager and leader
    • 5003: Managing team and individual performance
    • 5006: Conducting a management project
    • 5012: Being a leader
    • 5013: Leadership practice

  • What's included

    • Personal leadership mentor
    • 24/7 Access to BabingtonOnline (unit dependent)
    • Five-factor personality profiling
    • Personal leadership development blog
    • Access to exclusive leadership community forum
    • Regular online chat sessions with other leaders
    • Regular one-to-ones with your mentor
    • Video insights from your mentor
    • Automatic progress tracking
    • Suggested reading
    • Online submission of assessment materials

  • Assessment

    • Professional discussions
    • Time constrained assignments (TCA)
    • Reflective pieces

  • Prerequisites

    Experience in a leadership or junior manager role and/or proof of ability to complete a level 5 qualification such as A-levels or a foundation degree.
  • Progression

    Upon successfully completing a CMI Level 5 qualification, you can either progress to other qualifications at CMI Level 5, such as Certificate or Diploma or progress to the next level, such as CMI Level 6, or CMI Level 7.
  • Career path

    You will be eligible for a wide range of roles in strategic management, such as Director, Head of Department etc.
  • Payment

    Please contact an adviser for further information on course prices, CMI membership and additional costs.
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