Management and Leadership (Level 4)

QN: 600/9450/3 | 600/9451/5 | 601/0100/3

This qualification, designed for practising or aspiring middle managers, helps to grow professional management skills including decision-making, managing team dynamics and delegation capability.

Upon completing the Certificate and Diploma qualifications learners will be awarded Foundation Chartered Manager Status. Putting aspiring and early-career managers on a guided development pathway to becoming a fully-fledged Chartered Manager.


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Qualification Type Award Certificate Diploma
CMI Code 4A1V2 4C1V2 4D1V2
Qualification Number (QN) 600/9450/3 600/9451/5 601/0100/3
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 20 45 145
Total Qualification Time (TQT) 60 130 390
Credits 6 13 39
Accreditation status Live Live Live

Typical Units

Our qualifications are broken down into units and relevant topics aligned to the level and qualification. Typical units for the Level 4 in Management and Leadership qualification are:


  • Managing stakeholder expectations
  • Understanding team dynamics
  • Management report writing
  • Introducing organisational culture, values and behaviour
  • Being a leader

Qualification Benefits

For learners

  • Develop personal and management capabilities
  • Use of effective information to inform decisions
  • Development of managing people and teams
  • Develop operational skills

For organisations

  • Focusing on the specific leadership areas appropriate to you and your workplace

Foundation Chartered Manager

Foundation Chartered Manager gives earlier professional recognition and access to the tools to facilitate continuing professional development against our Professional Standard .

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Supporting Resources

Completing a CMI qualification offers you more than just academic standing, alongside your qualification you have access to CMI Membership and Support for the duration of your study. This includes access to digital learning resources through ManagementDirect, our Careers Development Centre (CDC) and much more. We’ve pulled together all the key additional learning resources together for your studies.

Ready to start learning? Find an Approved CMI Centre near you today.

Partners and Centres

CMI is here to help your business grow, together increasing the number and standard of professionally qualified managers.

As the only Chartered Awarding Organisation of Management and Leadership qualifications, we offer you a respected and recognised brand, with a portfolio of high quality, internationally recognised, research-led, future-ready qualifications, programmes and endorsement.

As a CMI Centre or Training Provider, you have access to additional qualification resources to assist with the assessments of the qualifications for your Learners through MyCMI. Here, you'll be able to access assignment briefs, assessment booklets, and marking sheets among other important resources.

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