CMI Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership (Online and On Campus)

CMI Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership (Online and On Campus)

Subject Area: Business Professional Development Online and On Campus


Course Information

  • Start Date: Jun, 2022
  • Attendance: Part-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 147169
  • Entry Requirements

    Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprentices though most 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.

    You must be aged 19 or above.

    Course Overview



    The Diploma in Management and Leadership is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management. Staff study at college part-time and complete work-based projects as part of the course. 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 Level 3 course is part of the National Skills Fund 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.

    This is a part-time course for adults.

    Study Method – Online and On Campus

    We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model.

    Online, you will study award-winning video 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 animations and motion graphics 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.

    On campus, 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.

    Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place or if the college has to close. Regular ‘On Campus’ lessons are replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.

    Course Highlights

    What will I learn?

    The course covers a wide range of business management skills and knowledge, including organisational performance, interpersonal skills and personal effectiveness.

    Example modules

    • Principles of Management and Leadership
    • Managing a Team to Achieve Results
    • 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

    How will I be assessed?

    Assessment is via practical work-based assignments provided by the college. This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.

    Next Steps


    On successful completion of a Level 3 Qualification in Principles of Management and Leadership, a number of progression opportunities become available:

    • Progress to other qualifications at the same level (e.g. from Level 3 Award to Level 3 Certificate etc.)
    • Progress to other qualifications at the next level (e.g. from Level 3 Certificate to Level 4 or 5 Certificate)
    • Apply to become a Chartered Manager

    Career opportunities

    Learners who are aspiring to a management role may progress to roles such as:

    Team Leader


    Project Officer

    Shift Manager


    Key responsibilities may include creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring.

    Find out more For more information on how this course, visit the Chartered Management Institute website. (link

    Tuition 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 qualification 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 National Skills Fund initiative and is fully funded for eligible learners. Please ask a member of college staff for more information.