Level 5 Professional Consulting

Our Level 5 Professional Consulting qualifications are designed for both internal and external consultants who want to develop their core consulting skills and those aspiring to become a consultant.

Overview

Qualification:
Awarding Body: Institute of Consulting
Entry Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements however you should be working as a consultant or thinking of becoming one.
Assessment: Assessment is achieved through the writing of one 2,500 – 3,000 word assignment per unit. Our ‘right first time’ approach means that Learners can submit a draft of their assignment to get clear and constructive feedback from a personal tutor before submitting it for final assessment.
Start Date: Flexible - Start at any time!

Qualification Content

Our Level 5 in Professional Consulting qualifications are designed for practising consultants and those aspiring to become a consultant. The programme is designed to develop key skills such as planning and managing consultancy interventions, the client relationship, communication and problem solving tools and techniques.

Typical Units:

  • The client relationship
  • Communication for consultants
  • Introduction to consulting essentials
  • The role and responsibilities of a consultant
  • Planning and managing consultancy interventions
  • Problem solving, tools and techniques for consultants

Qualification Structure

This qualification has been designed so that learners can complete progressively. The Diploma is the full qualification however, you can start off with the Certificate and ‘top-up’ to the Diploma by completing the additional Units.

Level 5 Certificate in Professional Consulting:

Duration: 3 - 6 Months (Flexible)

Unit Requirements: 2 Units

Our Level 5 Certificate in Professional Consulting (QCF) gives you a broad knowledge of the role of a Professional Consultant while focusing on the specific consulting subjects appropriate to the role of a Professional Consultant.

Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting:

Duration: 12 Months (Flexible)

Unit Requirements: 6 Units

With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting (QCF) gives you all the skills and competencies you'll need to become a consultant. The Level 5 Diploma is the benchmark qualification to attain full membership of the Institute of Consulting and becoming a Chartered Manager.

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Learner Support

Throughout the qualification you will have access to a dedicated Performance Coach who will be your Tutor/ Assessor throughout the programme, providing you with all the support and guidance you need. Our highly supportive approach sets us apart from our competitors and enables us to tailor the programme around your individual needs.

Working one-to-one with a Performance Coach and reviewing what you do and how you do it really makes a difference. By working smarter, you save yourself time, streamline routine processes and find solutions to current and on-going problems. Some of the problems our clients have addressed recently include: managing an under-performing team member; managing their work load and creating time to work on key projects; and spending too much time on ‘fire-fighting’ activities.

The way you work with your Performance Coach involves working on the things that are causing you the most problems and pain. We do not use simulations or hypothetical scenarios to help you achieve your qualification – we use live, real-time problems that you are facing and support you to make improvements and move forward.

We use the qualification as a framework to embed the learning and development into the workplace in order to maximise the impact on performance.

What Our Clients Say...

Completing the Professional Consulting qualification via distance learning requires effective time management and discipline. It offers a great opportunity to reflect on your own skills, experience and areas for further development.Exponential Training provided brilliant support for my learning experience with quick responses to study queries and guidance when needed.
Clare Minnitt

With flexible start dates and a course designed around the busy and pressured environment involved with today's society, the attention to detail and the fall back of a one to one tutor made the course enjoyable with minimal pressure to meet stringent timelines. Thoroughly recommended.

Glenn Higson

I am pleased to have taken this Diploma as it has changed my approach and understanding in most things I undertake and I would recommend this to anyone wanting to develop themselves as managers or consultants.
Kevin Bell

Progression

IC and CMI would recommend the below qualifications as a possible progression route, once completing the Level 5 Professional Consulting qualifications:

Equivalences

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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