Principles of Management Consulting (Level 5)

610/2934/8 | 610/2935/X

These qualifications are designed for individuals wishing to develop their professional consultancy abilities, and who will have the knowledge, skills and behaviours to drive consultancy activities in a consulting capacity.

They will have the professionalism to deliver impact, behave ethically and demonstrate a commitment to continual learning and development.

The qualifications have been designed for practising or aspiring Management Consultants, wishing to formalise or develop their learning on the Principles of Management Consulting.

This qualification is aligned to the Applied level of the Chartered Management Consultant Framework.

Qualification Title Award Certificate
CMI Code 5A40 5C40
Qualification Number (QN) 610/2934/8 610/2935/X
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 18 38
Total Qualification Time (TQT) 70 140
Credits 7 14
Accreditation status Live Live

Typical Units and Assessment

Our qualifications are broken down into units and relevant topics aligned to the level and qualification. Typical units for the Level 5 in Principles of Management Consulting are:

  • Principles of Management Consulting
  • The Management Consulting Role
  • Project and Programme Management in Management Consulting
  • Principles of Management and Leadership in Management Consulting
  • Principles of Change in Management Consulting
  • Managing Problems and Decision Making in Management Consulting
  • Organisational Analysis in Management Consulting
  • Professional Development in Management Consulting

Qualification Benefits


  • Equip Learners with an in-depth understanding of Management Consulting and mechanisms for its delivery.
  • Understand the role of change in Management Consulting, including drivers for change, factors which influence its success, and strategies to respond to barriers which occur.
  • Consider how professional codes of conduct and frameworks for consulting influence management consulting practice.
  • Understand how to deliver change through Management Consulting.


  • Learners to understand the rationale, scope and methods of organisational analysis.
  • Learners will demonstrate their capability to undertake organisational analysis in Management Consulting.
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Supporting Resources

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