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CMI Level 5 Certificate

Management & Leadership

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Up to 15 months

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Globally recognised management training 

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CMI Level 5 Certificate Course Details

Recognised and respected by employers around the world, the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management & Leadership is the ideal starting point to help you develop your management career and make a difference in your organisation. 

Whether you are just starting out or already in a leadership role, gaining the CMI Level 5 Certificate qualification will show potential employers that you have the exceptional management and leadership skills they need and search for when hiring their ideal candidates. 

This qualification enables you to build the essential and tactical management skillset that will help you achieve objectives using best practice techniques and principles and stand out in your role. 

This course is perfect for current or aspiring midlevel managers looking to advance their career with an  industry qualification. 

For the CMI Level 5 Certificate course there are no formal entry requirements that need to be satisfied in order for you to enrol, although you must be at least 18.

If English is your second language, we recommend that you have achieved an IELTS 6 or equivalent. However, this is not mandatory and we are happy to review your case on an individual basis. 

Before you enrol, our course advisors will talk you through your goals, experience and motivations to make sure this is the right course for you. 

You will be expected to complete a written assignment, between 3,000 to 4,000 words, at the end of each module that you study, allowing you to demonstrate your newly acquired knowledge and skills, which you have mastered during the modules.

Your assignments will then be be submitted online and marked by your personal CMI tutor. 

Once you have successfully passed all your assignments, you will then be awarded your new CMI qualification, while also enabling you to progress to the next level and begin your Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management & Leadership or Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership

We offer flexible 0% payment plans that allow you to spread the cost of your qualification with our interest-free* monthly payments options. You can also pay for your qualification in full during the enrolment process.

If, however, your employer is funding all or parts of your course on your behalf, we can directly invoice your organisation for your course fees.

If you need some extra assistance, give our affordability calculator a try before you enrol. 

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  • £35,000

    Team Leader Average Pay**

  • £52,500

    Manager Average Pay**

CMI Level 5 Certificate Modules

This unit will help you to develop the fundamental management awareness and leadership skills that you will need in a business or organisational context. You will explore the principles that underpin best practice in this area.

You will:

  • Learn the key skills required to manage and lead in a multitude of organisational settings.
  • Study theoretical models, a variety of management and leadership styles and evaluate the impact of effective management and leadership within the fabrics of an organisation. 

Leading teams in one of the most essential aspects of a manager's role. This module is designed to equip you with the fundamental management and leadership skills that you will need to excel in middle management/senior management roles at organisations. 

You will:

  • Focus on the management and leadership skills you need to become an outstanding manager.
  • Learn a variety of approaches, both theoretical and practical, to developing and leading teams. Once completed, you will understand how to best manage, support and motive your teams for the long-term. 

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CMI Level 5 Certificate FAQs

Since 2007, Acacia Learning has been a premium education provider dedicated to personal and professional career development, with convenient and flexible learning options.

We help people elevate their careers and increase their earning potential with our internationally recognised professional qualifications, offering world-class content by leading practitioners. 

At Acacia Learning we provide CMI qualifications at Level 5 and Level 7.

CMI Level 5 qualifications are ideal for professionals who are in the early or intermediate stages of a mid-level management career and who are looking to develop the expertise and skills that they will 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 is 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 will need in senior leadership positions. 

Once you have completed this course, along with having gained the required 3+ years' experience, you will be eligible to apply for Chartered Manager status.

The CMI Level 7 Certificate is a shorter 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 is 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 will be able to study with CMI when it comes to management and leadership. It is a detailed course that explores the strategic skills, expertise and techniques that you will need to lead effective businesses and encourage your team to succeed.

Once you have completed this course, along with having gained the required experience, you will be eligible to apply for Chartered Manager status: a prestigious industry title. 

You will be able to start your course as soon as you have enrolled on your CMI course. Your account will be set up immediately and you will be able to start your studies within an hour. 

As everything is online and there are no set start dates or study schedule, you can fit your study around existing work and social commitments. 

Once you start your course you will be given access to our learning platform, 'mystudyspace', which contains a wealth of carefully crafted learning resources to help you enhance your knowledge and build your skills. 

In addition to this, your tutor will be available throughout the study process to answer any questions you may have, provide feedback on coursework, and offer any guidance you might need. You will also be able to contact our experienced Student Support team, who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.   

Yes, you need to be a current CMI member for the duration of your CMI study. 

We cannot submit your assignments for moderation, provide assignment grades or award your with your final qualification unless you are a current member of the CMI. 

Once you enrol, we will provide details about how to join CMI. You will then be required to pay an annual Student Membership fee, for which our CMI Advisors will be able to give you the most up-to-date costs. 

If you are intending to fund the full cost of your course yourself, we can offer a range of flexible 0% interest-free* payment plans, letting you spread the cost of payment across several months. You can also pay for the qualification in full when you enrol on the qualification. 

If your employer is funding all or part of your course costs, we can directly invoice them, saving time and energy on your end. 

Please be aware that a CMI membership must be held to study any CMI course or qualification and that the cost of this is not included in our course fee. 

If you are interested in enrolling on the course with us, get in contact with our dedicated CMI Advisors.

They will have a short conversation with you where they will talk through your professional ambitions, your current experience and your education to make sure that you are choosing the right course for your needs.

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**Salary figures are based on figures cited on Glassdoor 2023.