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CMI Level 3 Diploma inPrinciples of Management & Leadership

The Diploma in Management and Leadership is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students study part-time and complete written assignments that may be based on your own organisation and job role or more theory based examples. This qualification is suitable for those who are, or wish to become, team leaders and/or supervisors. This includes individuals who are at the start of their career that wish to become team leaders/ supervisors as well as those aspiring or existing managers who may already have developed practical experience but who wish to develop their theoretical understanding of management skills further.

This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with virtual lessons.

This Level 3 course is part of the Free Courses for Jobs initiative and is fully funded for eligible learners. Alternatively, you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of studying this course. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.

Please note: The course starts on 23rd Oct 2023. Attendance is once a month depending on the Unit. A full itinerary will be given in advance of the course.

Awarded By:

Chartered Institute of Management

Key Facts

Programme Costs:

  • Age 19+: £724
  • Age 24+: £724

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.



Awarding Body:

Chartered Institute of Management

Course Code:

  • 23/24XDH2021
  • 24/25XDH2021

Mode of Attendance:

  • Part Time

Course Duration:

12 - 18 Months


Subjects covered:

  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Managing a Team to Achieve Result
  • Building Stakeholder
  • Relationships using Effective Communication
  • Contributing to the Delivery of a Project
  • Managing Daily Activities to Achieve Results
  • Managing Budgets and Resources
  • Managing Data and Information
  • Managing Own Personal and Professional Development

Study Method – Online and Virtual
We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and virtual model.

Online, you will study award-winning lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45-60 minutes and are accompanied by videos and quizzes to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 3-4 hours studying independently online each week.

Virtually, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.


For learners:

  • Support and monitor goals
  • Provide instructions around objectives
  • Give direction and guidance
  • Support day-to-day operations
  • Effective project planning
  • Providing an overview of the roles and responsibilities required for managers and develop the skills required to succeed
  • Foundation Chartered Manager offers professional recognition and access to the tools to facilitate continuing professional development (CPD) against our Professional Standard

For organisations:

  • Ensuring teams can meet organisational objectives
  • Provides a fully comprehensive bank of the knowledge and skills required to be a manager as part of an organisation
  • The ability to apply learning in the context of another organisation or industry sector


You will be expected to hold 5 GCSEs at grade 5 / C or higher. Prior experience may also be considered. Learners should also have achieved qualifications in English and mathematics at a minimum of level 2 (GCSE) or equivalent.

Additional information
The course start date is 23/10/2023

The Diploma course will typically take 12-18 months to complete but can take less depending on the prior experience of the individual and the specification of the employer.

Course costs
The cost of the course is £724 and can be met by individuals or their employers. Individuals may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. This subject is also available through the college as an apprenticeship, which may be a preferable funding model for some employers.

This Level 3 course is part of the Free Courses for Jobs initiative and is fully funded for eligible learners. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.

You must be a minium of 19 years of age to study this qualification.


Assessment: written assignments (workbooks designed by CMI).


Level 4 and 5 Management and Leadership. Other progression routes that can be discussed.

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