Management and Leadership (SCQF Level 8 )

R457 04 | R458 04 | R459 04 | R460 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 

The CMI SCQF Level 8 Qualifications in Management and Leadership are designed for practising middle managers and those aspiring to senior management who want to develop their core management skills such as managing resources, recruitment and information management. These qualifications focus on the personal development of the individual learner’s management capabilities and competencies. These qualifications have been accredited by SQA.

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Qualification Type Award Certficate Diploma Extended Diploma
CMI Code S8A1V1 S8C1V1 S8D1V1 S8XD1V1
Qualification Number (QN) R457 04 R458 04 R459 04 R460 04
Credits 6 13 38 62
Accreditation status Live Live Live Live

Typical Units

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

  •  Conducting a management project

  •  Planning for development

  •  Operational risk management

  •  Ethical organisational management

  •  Managing ideas and innovation

Qualification Benefits

For learners

  • Develop personal management capabilities

  • Make effective use of information in decision-making and operations

For organisations

  •  Development of the skills in managing people

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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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