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CMI Level 5 CertificateManagement & Leadership

96% recommend CMI*

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  • Ideal if you're a current/aspiring mid-level manager
  • A shorter course focused on developing your core management skills
  • Learn wherever and whenever you want – you'll study online at your own pace
  • Unlimited one-to-one support from your personal CMI tutor
  • 4.8/5 Trustpilot rating from 5000+ independent student reviews

Why is this course right for you?

This online CMI Level 5 Certificate course is perfect for you if you're a current or aspiring mid-level manager looking to advance your career.

It's a shorter course than the CMI Level 5 Diploma, allowing you to focus on taking your core management skills to the next level.

You'll master the key strategic principles of successful management, and learn how to lead both individuals and teams to achieve outstanding results.

CMI-qualified managers achieve impressive things:

  • 90% say CMI improved their performance
  • 79% say CMI helped them improve their team’s performance
  • 80% say CMI resulted in increased professional recognition*

That's why more than 30,000 professionals study with the Chartered Management Institute every year.

Entry requirements

You don’t need any formal qualifications to study the CMI Level 5 Certificate, but you must be at least 18.

The course is designed for current or aspiring mid-level managers, who would usually report to a senior manager or business owner.

If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 6 or equivalent, but we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.

Before you enrol, we'll chat through your goals, experience and motivations to make sure this is the right course for you.

 

Course content

Your CMI Level 5 Certificate course is 100% online. 

You'll study two modules, exploring the vital areas that will help you progress in your management career:

  • Principles of Management and Leadership in an Organisational Context
  • Principles of Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success 

For full details of what you'll learn in each module, request your free online CMI course guide.

 

Assessments

Like your course, your CMI assessments are 100% online.

You'll complete two written assignments of 3,000 to 4,000 words, one for each module you study. Your assignments will be submitted online and marked by your personal CMI tutor.

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  • Get one-to-one feedback and advice from your personal CMI tutor whenever you need it
  • Contact your tutor anytime online or arrange a phone call
  • All our CMI tutors are experienced management professionals and lecturers
  • Our friendly student support team is always on hand for non-academic advice
  • Access a CV builder, interview simulator and 1000+ career resources through our Career Hub

Leadership and Management FAQs

With a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5, gained from more than 5,000 independent reviews, we're the UK's most trusted online learning centre. 

We were founded more than 130 years ago, and our mission over the last century has been to help people get the qualifications they need to build a career they're truly proud of. 

We understand how difficult it can be to fit study around full-time work, parenting duties, or managing a busy schedule. That's why we build our courses for real people, living real lives.  

Our CMI courses are completely flexible. You can complete them wherever you have a stable internet connection. You're in complete control of where and when you learn – whether it's at home, the office, or in-between. 

You can study your modules at your own pace. There are no deadlines except the end of your support period, which means that you can take breaks whenever you need to. 

You'll have unlimited tutor support throughout your course, so whenever you have a question - big or small - just send your tutor a message or arrange a phone call.

And when it comes to funding your course, we offer an interest-free monthly payment plan that makes it simple and affordable.

That’s why every year, thousands of students like you advance their careers with us.

CMI Level 5 qualifications are designed for current or aspiring mid-level managers. They're ideal if you report to a senior manager or business owner.

This course, the CMI Level 5 Certificate, is a shorter Level 5 course. It covers two modules, making it ideal if you want to hone in on your core management skills.

The CMI Level 5 Diploma is a more comprehensive course, allowing you to choose from a selection of nine modules and master a wider range of management skills.

Bear in mind that only the CMI Level 5 Diploma (or above) will allow you to become a Chartered Manager; the CMI Level 5 Certificate won't qualify you.

We offer leadership and management qualifications from two world-class awarding bodies, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

Both are highly prestigious, internationally recognised, and will give a huge boost to your skills and career – so how do you choose which one is right for you?

Firstly, it depends on where you are in your management career. We offer the following CMI and ILM qualifications:

If you’re a mid-level manager choosing between ILM and CMI, there are a few things to consider.

If you’re looking to become a Chartered Manager, then CMI is right for you. The CMI is the only professional body in the world that can bestow Chartered Manager status.

CMI qualifications are also ideal if you want to deep dive into professional leadership theory and practice. You’ll study fewer modules than on an ILM qualification, but you’ll cover each topic in greater depth.

CMI courses are highly strategic in focus, making them perfect if you want to develop your high-level strategic management knowledge.

ILM qualifications, on the other hand, are highly practical, focused on helping you apply your workforce management skills in real-life situations.

They’re great if you want to touch on a broader range of hands-on management topics, as the modules are shorter than CMI, allowing you to study more subjects in less depth.

Still not sure? Get in touch with our course advisors by email, phone, or online chat – we’ll be happy to help.

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.

As an ICS Learn CMI student, you'll always have a real person on hand to help you when you need it. From the moment you enrol, you'll have:

  • Unlimited one-to-one tutor support online or by phone
  • Interactive online learning designed by leadership experts
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one learning platform
  • Student forums to network and share advice with other learners
  • In-house student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

You'll also have unlimited lifetime access to our Career Hub, giving you thousands of resources to help you impress employers, master critical business skills, and build your dream career. It includes:

  • A CV and cover letter builder
  • An interview simulator
  • Career and work psychology assessments
  • In-depth industry and employer profiles
  • 350+ employer films with practical advice from hiring managers
  • 1000+ short courses, articles and videos on key career skills like negotiating a raise and leading a team

You can take a sneak peek at the Career Hub by signing up for free here

Get in touch with our CMI Advisors on 0800 015 4350.

They’ll talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

* 96% of CMI graduates recommend studying a CMI qualification. Source: CMI.

§ Access to the Career Hub is unlimited for as long as ICS Learn provides the Career Hub service.

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