CMI Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership

The Chartered Institute of Management (CMI) is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards of management and leadership excellence. With a member community of over 100,000, CMI gives managers and leaders, and their organisations, the skills they need to improve their performance and create an impact.

This CMI level 5 Extended Diploma in Leadership and Management course is designed for practising middle managers and those aspiring to senior management who want to develop their core management skills such as managing resources, recruitment and information management. It is a formal, professional qualification which will reinforce existing knowledge, build on current work experience and prepare for future career advancements.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course starts in January and September. We also offer the option to study individual modules with flexible start dates. More information available upon enquiry.

The course is delivered on a Tuesday evening from 6.00pm - 9.00pm, at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus. The course takes two academic years to complete from your start date.

Dependent upon demand, this course can be delivered to employees directly within the workplace. This is done with more intensive study over a shorter period of time. More information is available upon enquiry.

What will I study?

With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership is taught by industry professionals and develops you further to give you all the key skills and competencies you'll need to become an effective manager.

The following nine modules will be covered:

  • Personal development as a manager and a leader
  • Financial management
  • Resource management
  • Conducting a Marketing plan
  • Managing a team and individual performance
  • Conducting a management project
  • Meeting stakeholder and quality needs
  • Information based decision making
  • Managing recruitment, selection and induction

You will study alongside like-minded people in classes delivered by friendly supportive tutors.

How is it assessed?

You will complete a written assignment at the end of each module studied. No examinations are required.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

This course offers progression from the CMI level 3 Diploma in First Line Management. However, if you don't hold this, your previous qualifications and work experience will be considered during the application process.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £2,011. This includes the registration fee for CMI membership.

There are a number of flexible payment options available including an interest-free payment plan with a monthly direct debit payment or your employer may be willing to fund your course and we can invoice them directly.

If you are aged 19 or over, you could also choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover part of your course fees. An Advanced Learner Loan enables you to study now, pay later. Loan eligibility isn't dependent on income or employment status and there is no credit check. Loan repayments don't start until you have finished your course and earn over £25,000 per year. For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please visit our dedicated pages.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course you will hold a nationally recognised CMI qualification, valued by employers. You will be qualified to be able to register as a Member Grade of CMI.

You may choose to progress on to our CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management (Postgraduate) qualification, or pursue other academic routes with us. You can also apply for Chartered Manager status upon successful completion.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

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Why study Management with us?

Professional Recognition

Gain recognition for enhancing your knowledge, understanding and practice of management.


We offer progression routes from levels 3 through to 7.


For the duration of your study you will have access to all key CMI membership services.


We offer flexible study to work around your current commitments.


You will be taught by industry professional tutors.


There is opportunity to network and learn from peers across several industries.