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CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership



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What is the CMI Level 5 Certificate course?

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership is an internationally respected qualification, designed to give you a headstart on the leadership and management skills you need in your career.

If you are new to management or have some experience leading a team, this qualification will give you an introduction to the principles of management and leadership, and how to apply them within your organisation. By developing your leadership skills, you will boost your success as a manager and the performance of your team. You will also gain a recognised qualification to elevate your status within your organisation and make yourself more valuable to future employers.

The CMI Level 5 Certificate is a comprehensive introduction to Leadership and Management and can lead to the completion of the full CMI Level 5 Diploma. The CMI Level 5 qualifications are perfect to help you progress from junior or middle-management roles to more senior positions. As digital transformation experts, AVADO also bring a digital emphasis to illuminate how technology and data are impacting management now. Future-proof your management career by getting ahead with digital and the changing nature of the workplace.

Because our Level 5 Leadership and Management courses are offered entirely online, you can study flexibly in your own time and still be fully supported by your personal tutor and a guided set of milestones to keep you on track. What’s more, you’ll learn with a group of fellow managers, motivating each other through the qualification and sharing experiences collaboratively.

Syllabus for the CMI Level 5 Certificate course

The CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership is the introductory qualification at this level and gives you a comprehensive overview of the principles of leadership and management and how you can apply these in your organisation.
The Certificate consists of 2 units taught online over 14 weeks. Each unit takes between 5-7 weeks to study.


Understand factors which impact on an organisation’s internal environment
Understand the application of management and leadership theories
Understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be effective in a management and leadership role


Understand approaches to developing, managing and leading teams
Understand approaches to achieving a balance of skills and experience in teams
Know techniques for leading individuals and teams to achieve success


The Certificate is achieved by continuous assessment; at the end of each unit you will complete a business-relevant, written assignment. Your work is graded by a CMI expert tutor, who will provide personal feedback aimed at enhancing your development.

Career path for the CMI Level 5 Certificate qualification

The CMI Level 5 Certificate will give you an overview of the latest leadership skills and management approaches to further your management career.

Upon successful completion you will have a CMI Certificate in Management and Leadership, which will enable you to:

  • Progress to the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership, which will enable you to apply for full CMI membership with the designatory letters MCMI after your name
  • Combined with experience, apply for Chartered Manager status, the highest status in the profession with the letters CMgr after your name.
  • Demonstrate to current and future employers your commitment to excellence in leadership and continued professional development

What do I need to know?

This course is for Junior and mid-level managers from all industries. We recommend that you have experience of studying at foundation degree or higher, and have management experience. You must have a solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language).

Awarding Body

Chartered Management Institute

Course info


Professional or Industry specific qualification

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode




Total time for completion

14 weeks

Who runs this course?




AVADO  is the largest training provider for professional qualifications in the UK with an active community of over 20,000 students studying to secure their next promotion, a higher salary or to take their career in a new direction. AVADO offers a range of flexible professional courses in Accounting , Bookkeeping & Payroll , Marketing ,  Human Resources  and Learning & Development .  All courses are accredited by the leading industry awarding bodies, including; the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Here are just some of the reasons why our students choose AVADO:

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