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Cmi Level 5 Certificate

The CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management & Leadership is the ideal qualification to build the foundational management and leadership skills you will need for mid-level management roles. By studying this course, you will cultivate a management skillset that aligns with today's best practice principles and techniques. 

Cmi Level 5 Diploma

The CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership is a more comprehensive version of the Level 5 Certificate, allowing you to build on your current management and leadership skills and prepare you for the challenges of middle management positions. 

After achieving the CMI Level 5 Diploma and gaining 3+ years of management experience, you will also be eligible to attain Chartered Manager status.

Cmi Level 7 Certificate

The CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management & Leadership Practice is ideal for managers who are looking to progress to more senior management and leadership positions and want to study a shorter qualification than the CMI Level 7 Diploma.

Covering everything from how to manage strategic change through to organisational strategy, this qualification will equip you with the specialist best practice expertise to take your management and leadership career to the next level. 

Cmi Level 7 Diploma

A comprehensive professional qualification, the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership Practice is for senior managers and directors who want to refine their knowledge and build specialist knowledge at the highest level. 

The diploma will help you to master the complex management expertise and leadership skills that you will need to get the best out of your team, as well as refine your ability to think, plan and act strategically. 

Why study a CMI qualification?

Why Study A Cmi Qualification

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Learn 100% Online

Learn 100% Online

Studying a CMI management & leadership qualification 100% online gives you the convenience and flexibility you need to gain your professional qualification with ease.

With the ability to access your coursework whenever it best suits you, from wherever you are, you will gain the same level of knowledge and skills as you would in a classroom. 

You will also benefit from expert tutor support and an abundance of online student resources, ultimately giving you everything you need to become CMI qualified. 

As a leading provider of sought-after professional training programmes, we are proud to support people at all stages of their careers as they develop in their field and organisation. 

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If you're looking to progress your management and leadership career, a qualification from the Chartered Managers Institute can help to develop the practical skills and expertise that you'll need to excel in fulfilling roles with leading employers. 

One of the UK's most respected professional membership bodies for the leadership and management fields, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is considered a world-leading authority when it comes to management best practice, with over 100,000 members globally. Founded over 60 years ago, it is also one of the only organisations to hold a Royal Charter, allowing it to award Chartered Manager status: a prestigious industry title.

Studying a CMI qualification can equip you with the essential skills, knowledge and professional clout that you'll need to progress your management and leadership career across a wide range of industries. 


We pride ourselves on being premium learning providers.

Since we were founded in 2007, we have helped thousands of professionals refine their knowledge, build their skills and take their careers to the next level. Our experience when it comes to offering professional qualifications is second to none. 

Studying a CMI qualification with us will help you expand your professional skills, improve your knowledge and build the specialist leadership expertise you will need for a long and successful mid to senior management career. 

We offer CMI qualifications at Level 5 and Level 7.

CMI Level 5 qualifications are generally suited to professionals who are in their first mid-level management position and who are looking to develop the skills and expertise they need to progress their careers to more senior positions. 

The CMI Level 5 Certificate is the perfect course to take if you want to prioritise developing the essential management skills and best practice called for by major employers. This qualification is based on the Level 5 Diploma but is a shorter version that only covers two essential modules. It's ideal for professionals who are focused on developing a few set skills, well. 

The CMI Level 5 Diploma is a more comprehensive qualification than the CMI Level 5 Certificate as it explores nine modules in detail. The course is designed to help you develop and enhance the specialist, yet broad, range of management skills and techniques you'll need in senior leadership positions. 

CMI Level 7 qualifications are some of the most advanced that you can study in the industry. They are aimed at senior professionals and directors who want to enhance their skills and experience and improve their strategic thinking when it comes to business management. 

The CMI Level 7 Certificate is a short course aimed at equipping senior managers and directors with the fundamental strategic skills required to get the best out of teams and individuals at work. It's ideal for senior management professionals and leaders who know the specific set of skills that they want to develop. 

The CMI Level 7 Diploma is one of the highest level qualifications that you'll be able to study with CMI when it comes to management and leadership. It's a detailed course that explores the strategic skills, expertise and techniques that you'll need to lead effective businesses and encourage your team to success. Once you've completed this course, along with having gained the required experience, you'll be eligible to apply for Chartered Manager status: a prestigious industry title. 

The exact qualification that you receive at the end of your CMI course will depend on the specific course that you study. Our course advisors will be able to offer you some guidance.

At Acacia, we offer CMI qualifications at Levels 5 and Level 7 and at two levels: Certificate and Diploma. 

Level 5 qualifications are designed for people in mid-management positions who are looking to advance their careers. Level 7 qualifications are designed for senior management and directors who are looking to enhance their skills and progress to Chartered Manager status. 

Certificates are short courses that are designed to focus on a few specific skill areas. Diplomas are more comprehensive qualifications that cover a variety of skill sets in more detail. 


We offer a range of ways for you to pay for your qualification. 

If you're paying for your course yourself, you can apply for our flexible 0% payment plans that allow you to spread the cost over a series of interest-free* monthly instalments.

If you're a member of the Armed Forces, we also accept funding through the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELCAS). Get in touch with our course advisors to find out more.

If your employer is funding all or part of your course, we can invoice them directly for your course fees – just let your course advisor know and we’ll arrange everything.

Yes, all our courses are available to international students, so you can study from any country except Iran, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, and North Korea. We have students in more than 90 countries.

We'd suggest you contact our Course Advisors who will help you through the process.

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