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CMI Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership

National Extension College


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What will I learn?

Intended for completion by middle managers and anyone wishing to manage at a senior level, this industry-standard qualification from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to progress your career. Our home study course will improve your skills in areas such as resource management, recruitment and information management and is sure to prove invaluable for anyone serious about a senior management role.

You'll need to complete all Group A Units, a minimum of 7 credits from Group B and any combination of units to a minimum of 19 credits from Group C. In total you'll need 62 credits to achieve the Extended Diploma. There is one NEC assignment and one CMI assignment per unit:

Topics include:
(Group A) Unit 5001V1: Personal development as a manager and leader (6 credits)
(Group A) Unit 5002V1: Information based decision making (7 credits)
(Group A) Unit 5004V1: Practices of resource management (7 credits)
(Group A) Unit 5005V1: Meeting stakeholder and quality needs (6 credits)
(Group A) Unit 5006V1: Conducting a management project (10 credits)
(Group B) Unit 5003V1: Managing team and individual performance (9 credits)
(Group B) Unit 5012V1: Being a leader (7 credits)
(Group C) Unit 5007V1: Organisational financial management (9 credits)
(Group C) Unit 5008V1: Conducting a marketing plan (9 credits)
(Group C) Unit 5009V1: Project development and control (6 credits)
(Group C) Unit 5010V1: Planning for development (6 credits)
(Group C) Unit 5011V1: Managing recruitment, selection and induction (7 credits)
(Group C) Unit 5013V1: Leadership practice (7 credits)
(Group C) Unit 5020V1: Introduction to management and leadership (7 credits)
(Group C) Unit 5021V1: Operational risk management (7 credits)
(Group C) Unit 5022V1: Organisational corporate social responsibility (7 credits)

Additional information: NEC will register you as a student with the CMI (Chartered Management Institute).

What do I need to know?

You will need current or previous experience at first line or middle management level, or you should be ready to move into a management role. You will also need to feel reasonably confident with report and analytical writing.

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

No time limit

More info on price

Payment by instalments available.

Who runs this course?




About NEC The National Extension College (NEC) provides the opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to fit life-changing learning into their lives. Whether you’re looking to study in order to go onto further or higher education, change or advance your career or simply for enjoyment, NEC provides online distance learning courses which are of the very highest quality. Course materials are written by experts such as teachers and examiners and are available to you online 24/7 through learn@nec - our virtual learning environment and the gateway to the NEC community. You can study whenever and wherever you like. With tutor support from a qualified teacher and specialist in your chosen subject, NEC will make sure that you

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