Level 5 Award Management and Leadership CMI

Distance Learning management qualification awarded by the CMI
Duration: 3 months | Fee: 396 | Enrolment: flexible anytime enrolment


This level 5 management and leadership course is suitable for middle and operational managers who have responsibilities for others, possibly having other team leaders or first-line managers reporting to them.

It is part of a suite of management qualifications offered at this level which include Award, Certificate, and Diploma.

The Award develops your knowledge of middle management by focusing on a specific area applicable to your development needs or job demands. You will study one unit only. You can choose any unit.

Newly appointed or aspiring managers should select Unit 501: Principles of Management and Leadership in an Organisational context.

The unit chosen must total 40 TUT as a minimum.

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How it works

Your Level 5 Management and Leadership course will last for a maximum of three months although you can complete much sooner if you wish. Average completion is two months.

Our courses are delivered through highly supportive distance learning using a combination of personal tutor support and access to i-cademy our on-line learning portal.

You will have 24/7 access to the on-line i-cademy portal where you will be able to access all your study resources. On the portal you will find your course text for each unit which can be read on-line or downloaded and printed. Our portal also contains additional research resources to help you maximise your study time and assignment guides to help you with assignments.

You will be allocated a tutor who will be your personal guide, mentor and coach. They will be an expert in their field and distance learning. You can be confident that their support and help will give you every opportunity to be successful. You can contact them as often as you need. You will also benefit from student membership of the CMI which will enable you to access the CMI online resource system Management Direct.

Once you have enrolled you will be emailed your joining instructions which will enable to to immediately access our learning portal and all of your learning materials. We will then allocate your tutor to you and register you with the Institute.

You will need a PC, Laptop, Notebook or tablet with sound, internet access, and meet minimum browser requirements of: Firefox 4+, Internet Explorer 8, Safari 5, Google Chrome 11, or Opera 9. You will need to disable pop-up blockers and enable cookies for the learning portal.


In order to achieve this management qualification you must successfully complete a graduate level written work-based assignment of about 3000 words for each unit studied. You have two attempts at each assignment and tutors provide full feedback to support you if you need to make a second submission.

Unit Choices

To achieve this qualification you must study one unit to a minimum TUT value of 40.
The units currently available with Blueprint Management College are:

Unit Unit Name
501 Principles of Management and Leadership in an Organisational Context TUT 62
Understand factors which impact on an organisation’s internal environment, how to apply management and leadership theories and the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be effective in a management and leadership role
502 Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success TUT 60
Understand approaches to developing, managing and leading teams ensuring a balance of skills and experience in teams alongside techniques for leading individuals and teams to achieve success.
509 Managing Stakeholder Relationships TUT 40
Understand the different types and value of stakeholder relationships and frameworks for stakeholder management. How to manage stakeholder relationships and measuring the impact of stakeholder engagement.
513 Managing Projects to Achieve Results TUT 51
The knowledge, skills and tools required to plan, implement and manage projects, build stakeholder relationships, manage resources and risk, overcome problems and challenges, report on outcomes and ensure successful project handover.
514 Managing Change TUT 43
Learn not only how to plan and manage change to achieve set objectives, but to do so in a professional manner with open and honest communication throughout the entire process.
515 Creating and Delivering Operational Plans TUT 52
Understanding how to create and deliver operational plans, including the setting of key performance indicators, how to monitor quality and outcomes against plans and how to report effectively on findings.
518 Managing Risk TUT 53
Understand the scope and purpose of business risk management. Understand types of business risks, the governance and approaches for managing these effectively, and how risk management can be implemented successfully.
520 Managing Finance TUT 56
Understand how financial systems within an organisation operate and the decisions that need to be made based upon financial information. Learn about sources of finance for organisations, and the principles for setting and managing budgets.
525 Using Reflective Practice to Inform Personal and Professional Development TUT 44 Understanding how to use reflective practice to analyse performance, decision making, leadership and management skills to identify opportunities for on-going development of the knowledge, skills and behaviours to manage and lead in a variety of organisational settings.

More unit choices will be added shortly

NB There are a number of barred unit combinations:

  • Unit 502 cannot be selected with the following units: 503, 505 , 511, or 526
  • Unit 526 –‘Principles of Leadership Practice’ cannot be selected with the following units: 501 or 502

What’s included: Fees are fully inclusive and cover:

  •  24/7 access to our on-line portal
  • all study materials
  • additional research resources to help you maximise your study time
  • assignment guides to help you with assignments
  • unlimited, pro-active support from your own experienced personal tutor for the course duration
  • registration with the CMI for the qualification
  • student membership of the CMI
  • VAT

Enrolment There are two options:

  • pay in full – for which a small discount in already included in the price
  • Pay by instalments options – only available to individuals paying their own fees

If your employer is paying for your fees and requires an invoice first please download an enrolment form, complete and return it to us. To enrol and pay on-line please use the payment links below.

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