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CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership


Do you see yourself making a career out of managing businesses? Then this Business Management Level 4 course could be perfect for you.

Course duration

Up to 6 months.

Course outcome

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

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Study Options

This course is only available to study online.

Study Options

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Course code: BT012
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Course overview

  • 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 370 hours study across a range of topics.
  • Opens up further study opportunities in advanced qualifications.
  • Must be completed within 6 months from enrolment date although, with our distance learning delivery model, you can fast track this by completing units more quickly to suit your own timetable.

During this CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership, you can choose to learn about

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 units for you to study, based on your job role and organisation. Some unit combinations are not allowed, due to content duplication. Your tutor will be able to advise further.

You will get CMI membership on registration.

Course content

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 I England, CCEA in Northern Ireland, Qualifications Wales in Wales, and the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) in Scotland.

Extra information

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.

The course must be completed in a maximum of 6 months but studying the provided course materials at a speedier pace could lead to completing the course in less than the allowed time. Enjoy the flexibility to achieve your Level 3 Diploma more quickly if desired.

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. You will be registered with BBE training throughout your course.

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a CMI Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership, awarded by Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

With this certificate in management and leadership, you can achieve 8 UCAS points based on the grade you achieve. You can find out more about UCAS points here.

Following the successful completion of this course, you will be able to put your newfound knowledge into practice and develop your career in business. If after, you’re looking to enhance your business knowledge even further, take a look at the other business courses we offer.

Potential future career options:

  • Business manager
  • Administrative manager
  • Operations manager


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 units meet your study needs.

The course must be completed in 6 months.

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

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 team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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