CMI Level 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership

Course code: BT011

Study just one unit to achieve a Level 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute.

  • Is aimed at practising or aspiring managers in a team leader, supervisor, project officer, shift manager or foreperson role.
  • Develops knowledge and skills of roles and responsibilities required at this mid-level of management.
  • CMI membership on registration
  • Requires a minimum of 40 hours study - equivalent to one or more modules of your choice from a range of management disciplines.
  • Opens up further study opportunities in advanced qualifications.
This course is only available to study online.
Course overview

Choose from a range of subjects listed below, including managing a team, responding to conflict, sharing good practice, customer service, presentations and more.

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 for you to study, based on your desired outcome.

You will get CMI membership on registration.

Course Duration

Up to 2 months.

Study Hours

A minimum of 40 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive your CMI Level 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content
Extra info

Immediately After Enrolment

Upon completion of enrolment with Open Study College, you will be registered with BBE training and 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 units 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.

This course is delivered and assessed by BBE Training.

Course Duration

Learners have 2 months to complete this course. A minimum of 40 hours study across one or more units is required to achieve the Level 3 award.

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 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership, awarded by Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Awarding Body

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. This course is delivered by BBE Training.


Students must be 16 years old. There are no specific entry requirements, but tutors will ensure students are sufficiently knowledgeable and experienced to study the specified level and content. 

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 formality and involves completing and signing a course application form.

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 unit(s) meet your study needs.

The course must be completed in 2 months.

  • Online learning platform
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assessment marking and feedback
  • Dedicated student support
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card

No, everything is included in the price.

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 Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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