CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership

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CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership:

What is the CMI Level 5 Certificate course?

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership is an internationally respected qualification, designed to give you a headstart on the leadership and management skills you need in your career.

If you are new to management or have some experience leading a team, this qualification will give you an introduction to the principles of management and leadership, and how to apply them within your organisation. By developing your leadership skills, you will boost your success as a manager and the performance of your team. You will also gain a recognised qualification to elevate your status within your organisation and make yourself more valuable to future employers.

The CMI Level 5 Certificate is a comprehensive introduction to Leadership and Management and can lead to the completion of the full CMI Level 5 Diploma. The CMI Level 5 qualifications are perfect to help you progress from junior or middle-management roles to more senior positions. As digital transformation experts, AVADO also bring a digital emphasis to illuminate how technology and data are impacting management now. Future-proof your management career by getting ahead with digital and the changing nature of the workplace.

Because our Level 5 Leadership and Management courses are offered entirely online, you can study flexibly in your own time and still be fully supported by your personal tutor and a guided set of milestones to keep you on track. What’s more, you’ll learn with a group of fellow managers, motivating each other through the qualification and sharing experiences collaboratively.

Syllabus for the CMI Level 5 Certificate course

The CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership is the introductory qualification at this level and gives you a comprehensive overview of the principles of leadership and management and how you can apply these in your organisation.
The Certificate consists of 2 units taught online over 14 weeks. Each unit takes between 5-7 weeks to study.


Understand factors which impact on an organisation’s internal environment
Understand the application of management and leadership theories
Understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be effective in a management and leadership role


Understand approaches to developing, managing and leading teams
Understand approaches to achieving a balance of skills and experience in teams
Know techniques for leading individuals and teams to achieve success


The Certificate is achieved by continuous assessment; at the end of each unit you will complete a business-relevant, written assignment. Your work is graded by a CMI expert tutor, who will provide personal feedback aimed at enhancing your development.

Career path for the CMI Level 5 Certificate qualification

The CMI Level 5 Certificate will give you an overview of the latest leadership skills and management approaches to further your management career.

Upon successful completion you will have a CMI Certificate in Management and Leadership, which will enable you to:

  • Progress to the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership, which will enable you to apply for full CMI membership with the designatory letters MCMI after your name
  • Combined with experience, apply for Chartered Manager status, the highest status in the profession with the letters CMgr after your name.
  • Demonstrate to current and future employers your commitment to excellence in leadership and continued professional development

Additional entry requirements

This course is for Junior and mid-level managers from all industries. We recommend that you have experience of studying at foundation degree or higher, and have management experience. You must have a solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language).

Awarding body

Chartered Management Institute

Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

Course info


Professional or Industry specific qualification


UK qualification

This course is offered to anyone in the world, but its qualification is only relevant in this country.

Study Hours:

Variable - to suit the learner


BeginnerIntermediate Advanced

Virtual help:

No attendance for this course

Course type:

Online course

Total time for completion:

14 weeks

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Avado Make it Hard Work
2 5
by Kirsty - March 2019

I am close to finishing my course through Avado having started in October 2017. Positive Comments: I cannot fault their sign up process, the sales team are super helpful to get you on a course and get your money! Answered all my questions and were really helpful. I also genuinely cannot fault my tutor, his tutor videos are detailed and clear, I do a lot of own time learning so rarely am in time with the class or watch videos live, but if I email him he responds within around a day, he provides me any material I need and has helped confirm things for me. The knowledge checks are helpful, there are very few example/ practise questions in the book so having this online check, to be used alongside AAT practise questions, is great. Negative Comments: Although the tutor is helpful, actually rarely needed. So if I could go back again knowing this, I wouldn't need to pay tons for a course with a tutor, I'd just buy books and look online & at AAT forums. I completed level 3 with Osbourne books and actually I cannot fault them, I changed because people told me level 4 was such a step up I would struggle without a tutor, I disagree. There are errors everywhere, and I mean everywhere. The books are super hard at times because they say something such as "Emily has bank interest income of £7,900", and then as they start their example workings, the figure of £8,400 is used, £7,900 to be found no where other than the question. You sit for 10 minutes trying to genuinely work out if you are totally missing something, or Avado are just incapable of double checking before they print. Errors are common in knowledge checks, "Answer to 2 decimal places" so I'd type 3.27 and then I get a question wrong and when I check their answer they have put "3.274" - So I knew I was doing well despite my 60% knowledge check results, but I had to go through all answers to confirm that it was Avado being ridiculous and not myself. I have emailed my tutor and Avado each time I spot an error, thinking ok someone can now know exactly where to look and quickly update it. I have gone back to find errors I reported, still errors. The other thing is that the books can be very hard to follow, say you have a management accounts example, with a cost card which is the basis for all questions for the next chapter, the cost card will be printed once on page 24, and then all examples and questions relate to this 1 cost card. You get to page 50 and it's still referring to this cost card which is pages and pages back so you are flicking through trying to find the original, they don't just print it again so you can clearly see where figures are coming from. I have passed all exams to date with pass rates of 82%+, so I am obviously getting it with Avado, I just think they have actually made it hard work and if anyone asked me I would not recommend them. If you have the money to spend then find a better more reliable company or do a college course. Otherwise AAT & books will get you through.

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Very confusing
2 5
by Jordan - June 2018

I started this course barbecue i wanted classes that i could watch as im pretty poor at reading. at first this was good but the layout started to change classes where not in the right order, named correctly and in some lay outs just flat out didn't make scenes. i.e. week 5 "name" Week 2 " name" Week 5 "Differant Name" Week 4 "name" this got me very confused and this never really changed. i found it harder and harder to get through the weeks plan because i couldn't find the classes, after i did i was fine. but fining the classes was plain stupid. if you just plan on reading the books they send you and nothing else sure but if not dont bother. the tests they send you are easy to guess the answers and the boxes can only fit the correct answer in so your not learning your just putting the only number that can fit in. finally as just a point to the company. check up on your learners to see how things are going and if they need assistance or anything, i have called at least 5 times because of the issues above and am now falling quite far behind. this isnt a must but could help with success rates and stop people like myself from just wanting to quite and go somewhere else to try again. if i get through this course i will not be coming back.

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