Recently withdrawn - Level 8 Management and Leadership SCQF

Recently withdrawn - Qualification information

This qualification has been replaced with an updated version - the information provided should only be used by Centres/tutors who had already signed students to this course prior to its withdrawal.

All other users – please see Level 8 in Management and Leadership SCQF

The CMI qualifications in Management and Leadership at SCQF Level 8 are designed for managers, to support the development of their leadership and management skills in personal development, leadership, management resources, information, performance, customer and market awareness.


Our CMI Award in Management and Leadership at  SCQF Level 8 lets you strengthen and develop your knowledge of middle management by focusing on specific management areas that are applicable to your job.


A more extensive qualification, the CMI Certificate in Management and Leadership at SCQF Level 8 gives you a broader knowledge of middle management skills while focusing on the specific leadership areas appropriate to you and your workplace.


With a more comprehensive structure, our CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership at SCQF Level 8  gives you all the key skills and competencies you'll need to become an effective middle manager. A Diploma in Management and Leadership is the benchmark qualification for full CMI membership, taking you another step towards Chartered Manager status.

Typical units:

  • Conducting a management project
  • Human resource development
  • Operational risk management
  • Organisational corporate social responsibility
  • Managing recruitment and selection


Assessment is normally via practical work-based assignments provided by your Approved Centre.  This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.


On successful completion of the CMI qualifications in Management and Leadership at SCQF Level 8, a number of progression opportunities become available:

  • Enhance your professional status by upgrading your CMI membership
  • Progress to other qualifications at the same level (e.g. from SCQF Level 8  Award to SCQF Level 8 Certificate etc.)
  • Apply to become a Chartered Manager

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