First Line Management (SCQF Level 6 )

R454 04 | R455 04 | R456 04

CMI offer a range of qualifications included on the Scottish Credit Qualification Framework (SCQF). The SCQF is the national qualifications framework for lifelong learning in Scotland. It’s a way of comparing the wide range of Scottish qualifications by giving each qualification a level and a number of credit points.

For further details on the framework visit the SCQF website  

SCQF overview table detailing how Scottish qualifications compare within the framework

These qualifications are developed for supervisors and first line managers who have operational responsibility for a defined area of activity, this qualification gives junior managers the communication and motivational skills to help improve operational efficiency. These qualifications have been accredited by SQA.

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Qualification Title Award Certificate Diploma
CMI Code S6A1V1 S6C1V1 S6D1V1
Qualification Number (QN) R454 04 R455 04 R456 04
Credits 6 13 37
Accreditation status Live Live Live

Typical Units

Our qualifications are broken down into units that are relevant topics aligned to the level and qualification, typical units:

  • Resource planning

  • Recruitment and selection process

  • Being a leader

  • Understanding team dynamics

  • Improving team performance

Qualification Benefits

For learners

  • Improves team communication
  • Motivational skills to help improve operational efficiency 

For organisations

  • Supports management with change within the organisation
  • Cascading information to teams 

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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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