Introduction to Management and Leadership.

Foundation skills and knowledge of a manager and leader.

In partnership with the Open University


Level - 5

Credit Value - 7

Guided Learning Hours - 45

When you enrol you will receive?

User Guide

Links to helpful course materials

CMI Membership

Your CMI Level 5 Award 5020V1 assignment brief and best practice guidance

Assignment marking and feedback

CMI Level 5 Award upon successful completion


Having completed this award you will:

  1. Understand the purpose of a personal development plan
  2. Be able to construct a personal development plan
  3. Understand data and information, and their use in meeting stakeholders' needs
  4. Be able to develop a plan that meets a stakeholders needs
  5. Understand the recruitment selection processes, performance development and team welfare


Please find below the documentation required for your assignment.

Assignment Brief

Assignment Template

Good Practice Guide

Submission Form

Appeals Policy

Useful Assignment Information

Learner's Guide

Once completed your assignment should be submitted to


The Level 5 qualifications in Management and Leadership are designed for practising managers and those aspiring to senior management who want to develop their core management skills such as managing resources, recruitment and information management. These qualifications focus on the personal development of the individual learner’s management capabilities and competencies.


CMI qualifications provide a progressive framework that enables you to develop and broaden your management skills. Each qualification leads on from the next, delivering professional learning that equips you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to take your career further.


CMI offers qualifications from Level 2, ideal for aspiring managers, to Level 8, suited to C-level senior managers.

Designed for aspiring, supervisory or first line managers, Levels 2 & 3 offer a broad range of knowledge, ranging from team leading to project and resource management.

For mid managers, Levels 4 & 5 (equivalent to a degree) are more appropriate as they focus on developing core management skills such as managing resources, recruitment and information management.

Levels 6 & 7 are developed for Directors and Senior Managers who have the responsibility to translate organisational strategy into effective performance.

CMI is the only organisation that offers Level 8 (equivalent to a doctorate) which is suited to C-level senior managers.


Our Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership (RQF) lets you strengthen and develop your knowledge of middle management by focusing on specific management areas that are applicable to your job.


CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to management and leadership.

CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to management and leadership.

There are many benefits of membership, but for you and your learners in particular this comes to life with our tailored online support - via Study Support. All resources available on ManagementDirect are designed to help you and your learners with CMI assignments.

ManagementDirect enables quick and easy access to information which is automatically tailored to the individual units on each relevant CMI qualification, meaning you can spend less time looking for the information you need to deliver the qualification and ensure that your learners have access to the many resources to complete their next assignment.

The other main benefits of a membership are:


Online resources via our website ManagementDirect including checklists, management models, learner videos and podcasts, among various other formats tailored to many different learning styles

Professional Recognition

Professional recognition from a Chartered body for management and leadership, including the platform for letters after your name and our highest accolade of Chartered Manager


Networking Opportunities via our online community, social media or programme of events

Management Magazine

Members will receive 'Professional Manager' magazine, which is our exclusive CMI publication.

Career Development Service

Our career development service is also an essential part of what CMI can offer, providing a wealth of material including how to prepare and update a CV, how to succeed at job interviews, dealing with redundancy through our support service and also how to find a job giving you access to over 200,000 vacancies nationwide.


Offers a structured framework to improve and evidence your professional development, BusinessHR offers invaluable support and ensures a best practice approach to HR and we can also help to save you money on Professional Indemnity Insurance.