Recently Withdrawn - Level 5 in Management and Leadership

This qualification has been recently withdrawn

The Level 5 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.


Our Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership lets you strengthen and develop your knowledge of middle management by focusing on specific management areas that are applicable to your job.


A more extensive qualification, the Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership gives you a broader knowledge of middle management skills while focusing on the specific leadership areas appropriate to you and your workplace.


Our Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership is designed for middle managers and those aspiring to senior management who want to develop their key skills. A Diploma in Management and Leadership is the benchmark qualification for full CMI membership, taking you another step towards Chartered Manager status.

Extended Diploma

With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership (RQF) develops you further to give you all the key skills and competencies you'll need to become an effective manager. As with the Diploma, the Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership gives you full CMI membership and takes you another step closer towards Chartered Manager status.

Typical units:

  • Conducting a management project
  • Planning for development
  • Operational risk management
  • Ethical organisational management
  • Managing ideas and innovation


Assessment is normally via practical work-based assignments provided by your Approved Centre. This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.


On successful completion of a Level 5 qualification in Management and Leadership, a number of progression opportunities become available:

  • Enhance your professional status by upgrading your CMI membership
  • Progress to other qualifications at the same level (e.g. from Level 5 Award to Level 5 Certificate etc.)
  • Progress to other qualifications at the next level (e.g. from Level 5 Certificate to Level 6 or 7 Certificate)
  • Apply to become a Chartered Manager

Information Documents

Click here to access the syllabus Click here to access the fact sheet Click here to access the SFA Purpose Statement (Diploma) Click here to access the SFA Purpose Statement (Extended Diploma)

Pathways Workbooks

Pathways Workbooks V1 : Level 5 Management & Leadership

Workbook V1 £30 per book
Student Guide V1 £5.95 each
Tutor Guide V1 £11.50 each
Student Pack V1 (any 9 units plus Student Guide) £207 per pack
Tutor Pack V1 (all 16 units plus Student and Tutor Guides) £372 per pack

Order in bulk and take advantage of the following discounts*:

Number of books Number of tutor/student packs % discount
1-19 1 0
20-40 2-4 5
41-60 5-6 7.5
61-100 7-10 10
101-200 11-20 12.5
201+ 21+ Negotiable

These materials are also available on PDF Licence and in an interactive version**

Examples of our Level 5 workbooks can be found below - click on the unit number to view inside :

Level 5 - Tutor Pack V1

Our comprehensive tutor pack includes all 16 unit workbooks plus:

  • Tutor guide - an overview of the content and learning design of the Pathways workbooks with details on how they can be integrated into current delivery materials. This guide provides several practical planning checklists designed to help tutors use the Pathways workbooks to introduce blended learning into their course delivery.
  • Student guide - a comprehensive guide providing students with information and advice to help them plan for the successful completion of their studies using the Pathways workbooks.

Level 5 - Student Pack V1

Our comprehensive student pack includes any 9 unit workbooks plus:

  • Student guide - a comprehensive guide providing students with information and advice to help them plan for the successful completion of their studies using the Pathways workbooks
Unit 5001V1 - Personal Development as a Manager and Leader

This workbook covers:

  • developing yourself
  • identifying development resources
  • implementing, evaluating and reviewing personal development
  • promoting health and safety working practices
Unit 5002V1 - Information Based Decision Making

This workbook covers:

  • understanding the sources of data and information
  • analysing and presenting information for decision making
  • implementing effective decision making
  • understanding the communication process
  • using meetings as a channel to communicate decisions
Unit 5003V1 - Managing Team and Individual Performance

This workbook covers:

  • agreeing objectives and allocate work to your team
  • ensuring you develop an environment of trust and support
  • assessing performance and provide feedback
  • managing conflict within the workplace
  • handling poor performance
Unit 5004V1 - Practices of Resource Management

This workbook covers:

  • managing non-financial resources
  • managing financial resources
Unit 5005V1 - Meeting Stakeholder and Quality Needs

This workbook covers:

  • planning to meet stakeholder requirements
  • encouraging a philosophy of quality and undertake a quality audit
  • understanding the concepts of change management and continuous improvement
  • meeting the requirements of your customers
Unit 5006V1 - Conducting a Management Project

This workbook covers:

  • identifying a management area for investigation
  • conducting research and analyse data
  • evaluating the research and make conclusion and recommendations for implementation
  • reviewing the results of the project and assess impact
Unit 5007V1 - Organisational Financial Management

This workbook covers:

  • reviewing / developing the financial plan of the business
  • understanding essential business financial controls and their appropriateness in seeking and maintaining profitability
  • considering the sources and availability of finance for an organisation and how these may be affected by external factors
Unit 5008V1 - Conducting a Marketing Planning

This workbook covers:

  • understanding your role in relation to your organisation, clients, customers and stakeholders, and the wider environment in which your organisation operates
  • identifying, predicting and monitoring the needs of customers/stakeholders
  • planning to meet stakeholder requirements
Unit 5009V1 - Project Development and Control

This workbook covers:

  • identifying the scope and boundaries of project management
  • developing a project strategy
  • developing a set of success criteria for a project
  • describing the fundamentals of a business case for a project
  • establishing suitable project monitoring and reviewing processes and procedures
Unit 5010V1 - Planning for Development

This workbook covers:

  • identify and plan the HR requirements of the business
  • identify development needs
  • plan team and individual development
  • assess and improve development activities
Unit 5011V1 - Managing Recruitment, Selection and Induction

This workbook covers:

  • identifying personnel requirements
  • selecting the required people
  • preparing effective induction processes
  • reviewing and evaluating the recruitment and selection decision
Unit 5012V1 - Being a Leader

This workbook covers:

  • understanding organisational requirements for a leader
  • different leadership styles
  • how a leader builds a shared sense of purpose with a team
Unit 5013V1 - Leadership Practice

This workbook covers:

  • understanding the links and differences between leadership and management
  • leadership principals that support organisational values
  • understanding and applying leadership strategies to organisational objectives
Unit 5020V1 - Introduction to Management and Leadership

This workbook covers:

  • the purpose and construction of a personal development plan
  • data and information, and their use in meeting stakeholders’ needs
  • selection processes, performance development and team welfare
Unit 5021V1 - Operational Risk Management

This workbook covers:

  • concept of risk management
  • identification of risk and risk probability
  • management of risk response approaches
Unit 5022V1 - Organisational Corporate Social Responsibility

This workbook covers:

  • principles of an organisational corporate social responsibility strategy
  • implement and evaluate an organisational corporate social responsibility strategy
  • implement and evaluate an organisational corporate social responsibility strategy at the operational level

Pathways Workbooks V1

Pathways Workbooks V1 support CMI V1 qualifications introduced in September 2014.

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