CMI Bitesize Courses

High-impact, virtual learning for maximum output

CMI Bitesize is a new, innovative series of practical online programmes which cater to the growing demand for micro-learning. Aimed at aspiring or practicing middle managers, these series concentrate on relevant and key topics, and include lots of practical guides and tools to support you in becoming the best manager.

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Learn at a pace to suit you
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Suitable for all levels
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Top-up to full qualification
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Shaping the Learning of the Future

Let's face it, our lives feel busier than ever. Juggling domestic demands, caring responsibilities and trying maintain a social life all alongside our professional commitments and career ambitions. We live in a world where we all want to do things more quickly and flexibly, but without compromising on quality.


So, where does learning and development fit into this?


Offering short but substantial content, CMI Bitesize is here to cater to your development needs, without the commitment of a traditional qualification. Covering a range of specific topics and themes that managers and leaders desire for their employees, CMI Bitesize will deliver short and sharp, yet high-quality content and training. Learn in your own time and at your own pace, and start your journey towards Chartered Manager Status by achieving Foundation Chartered Manager Status upon completion of three CMI Bitesize topics.

CMI Bitesize Topics

Using research, insight and reflecting the CMI Professional Standards, these engaging topics have been designed with you in mind and are a reflection of the key skills employers need to help upskill their workforce.

CMI Bitesize Catalogue

Take a look at our useful handbook packed full of information to help you choose the best programme for you.

Download the Bitesize Catalogue

Managing Change

Evaluate types of and reasons for change and apply theoretical models for its management.

Managing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Understand the business case and manager’s role in creating inclusive cultures.

Leadership for a Digital Age

A detailed overview of the theoretical and practical approaches to leading teams effectively.

Conflict Resolution

Recognise the strategies to manage conflict, find creative solutions and feel confident when making difficult decisions.

Data Driven Decision Making

Understand the purpose and practices of interpreting, managing and presenting business data.

Project Management

Methods for planning tasks, implementing and managing activities and effective reporting.

Key Benefits

on any device

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on completion

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3 months
subscription included

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Aligned to our
Professional Standards

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Benefits to the Learners

  • Available on any type of device - whenever, wherever
  • Completely flexible to suit your own needs
  • Certificate of Recognition on completion to showcase your skills
  • Three month’s subscription included - access CMI’s exclusive benefits and resources
  • Eligible for Foundation Chartered Manager
  • Opportunity to ‘top-up’ to Level 5 qualification in Management and Leadership.

Bitesize Handbook

Benefits to the Partners and Organisations

  • Ready-made programmes, delivered standalone or as part of a wider programme
  • Addresses topical Management & Leadership challenges and skills for the future
  • Caters to the growing demand for micro-learning
  • Aligned to our Professional Standard and Level 5 qualifications
  • Access CMI’s full suite of resources, such as ManagementDirect.

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Case Study

CMI Bitesize offers a truly flexible solution to suit the needs of your organisation. To find out how this can work in practice, take a look at how our valued partners have integrated it into their existing L&D programme.

Next steps

After you complete your CMI Bitesize programme, you’ll be able to continue on your journey to success through the following ways:

Foundation Chartered Manager Status

If the learner completes three or more CMI Bitesize programmes, they will be eligible for Foundation Chartered Manager - aligned with the top skills employers told us that they’re looking for, but also setting them on a structured pathway to full Chartered Manager status, which is proven to boost individual pay, business productivity and the wider UK economy.
Foundation Chartered Manager

Top-Up to full Qualification

Upon completion of all the CMI Bitesize programmes, the learner can complete a final optional assessment to gain a Level 5 in Management and Leadership, putting them on the road to gaining additional qualifications and Chartered Manager status.
CMI Level 5 Qualifications