Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (QCF)

With a more comprehensive structure, the full Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership provides all the key skills and competencies you will need to become an effective middle manager.


Awarding Body: Chartered Management Institute
Category: Management and Leadership
Credit Value: 38 Credits (Min)
Delivery Method: Distance Learning (Online)/ In-house
Duration: 6 - 12 Months (Flexible)
Start Date: Flexible
Entry Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements however you should be working as a middle manager or thinking of becoming one.
Assessment: Assessment is achieved through the writing of one 2,500 – 3,000 word assignment for each unit. You will have the option to submit a draft of your assignment, which will be assessed and for which feedback will be provided on possible/necessary improvements.
Programme Fee: On Request

Qualification Content

The Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership focuses on performance management and explores core management issues such as managing resources, managing projects and leadership practice.

Core Units:

  • Introduction to management & leadership
  • Personal development as a manager and leader
  • Information based decision making
  • Managing team and individual performance
  • Meeting stakeholder and quality needs

Plus one of the following:

  • Practice of resource management
  • Project development and control
  • Leadership practice

Learner Support

Throughout the qualification you will have your own dedicated Personal Tutor/ Assessor who will support you in successfully completing the qualification. You will liaise with your Personal Tutor/ Assessor on an individual basis through online meeting software such as Skype, Email or telephone (UK only). You will also have 24/7 access to online support materials which include assignment templates, comprehensive learning resources and a ‘Guide to Writing your Assignment’.

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Excellent course in a time frame that suited me. Thoroughly enjoyed it and the staff at Exponential made it a more enjoyable exercise. Their dedication and thorough feedback helped encourage me to finish the course and self improve for the future.

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Additional Information

Our Management and Leadership qualifications are available at four levels: Award, Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma. The most basic, the Award, focuses on performance management specific to your role and will bolster your abilities in middle management. The Certificate expands on the material covered in the award, going into more depth in leadership areas relevant to your role. The full and Extended Diploma qualifications will give you a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of middle management. They also serve as benchmark qualifications for full CMI membership, and moves you closer to achieving Chartered Manager status.


CMI would recommend the below qualifications as a possible progression route, once completing the Level 5 Management and Leadership qualifications:


CMI qualifications at QCF Level 5 portray practical skills and competences that are rated in academic terms as being comparable to Foundation Degrees and Higher National Diplomas (HND).

Chartered Manager

Chartered Managers are consistent high performers, committed to current best practice and ethical standards.

A unique designation, exclusively awarded by the Chartered Management Institute, Chartered Manager embodies a professional approach to management through knowledge, competence, professional standards and commitment to continuing professional development (CPD).

To find out more about how to become a Chartered Manager please click here.

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If you have any questions, require further information or if would like to enrol on this programme please feel free to call us on +44 (0)1455 845071 or alternatively complete the online enquiry form.

* All qualification programmes fees are available on request

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Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership (QCF)

Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership (QCF)

Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership (QCF)