1Course Overview

CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership

Course code: BT007

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Study 7/8 units from the management subjects listed below to achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership. This is the benchmark qualification for full CMI membership, taking you another step towards Chartered Manager status, and is designed for middle managers and those aspiring to senior management who want to develop their key skills.

The course:

  • Is suitable for managers and leaders who report to a senior manager or business owner
  • Delivers a fully comprehensive bank of skills and knowledge required to be a manager as part of an organisation
  • Develops your ability to apply your learning in the context of another organisation or industry sector; perfect for career change or progression
  • Requires 370 hours study across a range of units in varying management disciplines
  • Opens up further study opportunities in advanced qualifications

All course materials will be provided to you and you'll have access to an online learning portal, as well as an experienced and friendly tutor who will offer guidance, support and advice. Your tutor will liaise with you in advance of starting the course to ascertain the best unit(s) for you to study, based on your desired outcome. Some unit combinations are not allowed, due to content duplication. Your tutor will be able to advise further.

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2Course Content

Unit number 501

  • Principles of Management and Leadership in an Organisational Context (62 study hours)

Unit number 502

  • Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success (60 study hours)

Unit number 503

  • Principles of Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success (50 study hours)

Unit number 504

  • Managing Performance (50 study hours)

Unit number 505

  • Forming Successful Teams (38 study hours)

Unit number 506 

  • Managing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (41 study hours)

Unit 507

  • Principles of Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success (48 study hours)

Unit 508

  • Principles of Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success (40 study hours)

Unit 509 

  • Managing Stakeholder Relationships (40 study hours)

Unit 510 

  • Managing Conflict (41 study hours)

Unit 511

  • Principles of Recruiting, Selecting and Retaining Talent (46 study hours)

Unit 512 

  • Workforce Planning (38 study hours)

Unit 513

  • Managing Projects to Achieve Results (51 study hours)

Unit 514 

  • Managing Change (43 study hours)

Unit 515

  • Creating and Delivering Operational Plans (52 study hours)

Unit 516

  • Planning, Procuring and Managing Resources (55 study hours)

Unit 517 

  • Principles of Innovation (46 study hours)

Unit 518

  • Managing Risk (53 study hours)

Unit 519

  • Managing Quality and Continuous Improvement (56 study hours)

Unit 520

  • Managing Finance (56 study hours)

Unit 521 

  • Using Data and Information for Decision Making (50 study hours)

Unit 522

  • Managing the Customer Experience (49 study hours)

Unit 523

  • Principles of Marketing Products and Services (55 study hours)

Unit 524

  • Conducting a Management Project (96 study hours)

Unit 525

  • Using Reflective Practice to Inform Personal and Professional Development (44 study hours)

Unit 526

  • Principles of Leadership Practice (78 study hours)

Please note: Learners studying unit 502 cannot select units 503, 505 or 511. Learners studying unit 526 cannot select units 501 or 502.

3Other Information
Immediately after enrolment

Upon completion of enrolment with Open Study College, you will be required to go through a secondary application process; this is just a formality and involves completing and signing a course application form. Once completed you will be required to arrange an induction interview with your allocated course tutor who will help you to choose the study unit which best suit your requirements.


You will be assessed on each unit studied, based on criteria set out by your tutor. All assessments will be submitted via your tutor.

Course Duration

The course must be completed in a maximum of 12 months; with 370 hours of study time required to achieve the Level 5 Diploma. Studying the provided course materials at a speedier pace could lead to completing the course in less than 12 months. Enjoy the flexibility to achieve your Level 5 Diploma more quickly if desired.

Study Method

This course is offered on a distance learning basis, with access to required study materials and unlimited support from your personal tutor via email. Study at your own pace, wherever and whenever you choose.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership, awarded by Chartered Management Institute (CMI). You will also be eligible for CMI membership, and be one step closer to Chartered Manager status.

CMI is a specialist Awarding Organisation that offers a wide range of qualifications in Management and Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring and Professional Consulting. They are regulated by four regulators: Ofqual in England, CCEA in Northern Ireland, the Qualifications Wales in Wales and the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) in Scotland.


Your Questions Answered

What are the requirements for this course?

Students must be 19 years old. There are no specific entry requirements, but tutors will ensure students are sufficiently knoweldgeable and experienced to study the specified level and content. 

How do I enrol?

Following your course enrolment through the Open Study College website or Student Adviser team, you will be required to go through an application process. This is just a formailty and involves completing and signing a course application form.

How do I choose which modules to study?

You will need to arrange an induction interview with your tutor to discuss your personal expectations and outcome requirements. They will help you to choose which units meet your study needs.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

The course must be completed within 12 months. Earlier completion is possible with a faster paced personal study timetable. Enjoy the flexibility to achieve your Level 5 Diploma more quickly if desired.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Online learning platform
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assessment marking and feedback
  • Dedicated student support
  • FREE CV writing service
Are there any additional costs?

No, everything is included in the price.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
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Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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