Management and Leadership (Level 5)

QN: 603/2390/5 | 603/2391/7 | 603/2392/9 | 603/4966/9

These qualifications are designed for practising middle managers and leaders at operations, division, departmental or specialist level, who are typically accountable to a senior manager or business owner. The primary role of a practising or aspiring manager and leader is to lead and manage individuals and teams to deliver the aims and objectives in line with the organisational strategy.

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Qualification Type Award Certificate Diploma Extended Diploma
CMI Code 5A30 5C30 5D30 5XD30
Qualification Number (QN) 603/2390/5 603/2391/7 603/2392/9 603/4966/9
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 14 44 162 216
Total Qualification Time (TQT) 40 130 370 540
Credits 4 13 37 54
Accreditation status Live 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 5 Management and Leadership qualification are:

Information for CMI Education Providers

If you are still providing and require information on our previous Level 5 in Management and Leadership, you can find the syllabus here.
Previously Withdrawn Syllabus

  • Principles of Management and Leadership in an organisational context
  • Principles of developing, managing and leading individuals and teams to achieve success 
  • Managing stakeholder relationships
  • Managing projects to achieve results
  • Managing change
  • Creating and delivering operational plans
  • Managing finance

Pathway Workbook Samples

CMI has produced a series of learning materials to support Level 5 Management and Leadership. Our materials cover all core management and leadership units, supporting both self-study and blended learning. Here are some sample workbooks of the typical units for this qualification.

If you would like to order any of our learning materials, or if you have any queries then please contact us on 01536 207496 or email

Qualification Benefits

For learners

  • Develop the skills needed to lead and manage individuals and teams

  • Provides a broader knowledge of skills to help you be more effective in specific management areas

For organisations

  • Deliver aims and objectives in line with wider organisational strategy

  • Gives you a fully comprehensive bank of the skills and knowledge required to be a manager as part of an organisation

  •  Focus on the areas that are most appropriate to your role and organisation

Chartered Manager

Do you strive for excellence?  Do you deliver positive results for your business?  Can you track the link between the two? As a Chartered Manager you’ll join a community of high performing professional managers who are self-aware and skills focused, delivering real value for their business.

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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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