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CMI Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership


This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

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 qualification has been developed for junior managers, supervisors and first line managers who have operational responsibility for a defined area of activity and who wish to build on and develop their existing management skills and knowledge. This qualification gives junior managers the communication and motivational skills to help improve operational efficiency.

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

This course has flexible start dates and will take one year to complete.

This course will initially be delivered remotely via online learning, while we are in a period of national lockdown. We hope to return to traditional face-to-face teaching as soon as we can.

What will I study?

Taught by industry professionals, you will explore the key concepts and elements of first line management.

The following eight modules will be covered:

  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Managing a team to achieve results
  • Managing individuals to be effective in their role
  • Building stakeholder relations using effective communication
  • Developing skills, knowledge and abilities of individuals and teams
  • Managing budgets and resources
  • Managing data and information
  • Managing own personal and professional development

How is it assessed?

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

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

Ideally, you should have already achieved a level 2 qualification although your previous experience will also be considered when applying for this course.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £1,300. This includes the registration fee for CMI membership.

If you are aged 19 or over, you could 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 £26,575 per year. For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please visit our dedicated pages.

For the remaining cost, there are a number of flexible payment options available including an interest-free payment plan with a monthly direct debit payment. Visit our for more information on paying for course fees.

Alternatively, your employer may be willing to fund your course and we can invoice them directly.

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 an Associate Grade member of CMI.

You may choose to progress on to our CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership qualification, or pursue other academic routes with us.

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

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

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Why study Business with us?

Industry Experts

Lecturers and tutors have extensive experience in commercial industries.

Diverse Range of Topics

Explore a wide range of topics from marketing and accounting to management.

Employer Links

Work closely with local and regional employers on live briefs and projects. 

Flexible Qualification

A business qualification is adaptable across a wide range of sectors and industries.

Progression

Our excellent progression routes can lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.

Valuable Insight

You will take trips abroad and in the UK to gain first-hand experience of the industry.