Level 5 Management and Leadership


The Level 5 Management and Leadership qualification is awarded to outstanding middle leaders. Awarded by the Chartered Management Institute, it is recognised throughout the public and private sectors and across all management disciplines.

The aim is to support the development of management and leadership skills, which can be used to impact learning in the classroom. The management and leadership skills can immediately be implemented by those who have operational responsibility to lead and manage individuals and teams to deliver aims and objectives in line with organisational strategy.

The Qualification Structure

This professional development qualification provides a unique opportunity for UK and International schools to transform their professional development programme. Encouraging middle leaders to focus on translating organisational strategy into effective day to day performance, we provide schools and academies with the freedom and flexibility to design an accredited, bespoke and sustainable practitioner-led and evidence-based professional development programme.

The first stage of the qualification process requires middle leaders to reflect on their organisation’s vision, strategic goals and objectives. Why do we do what we do?

The second stage of the qualification process requires middle leaders to focus on their personal leadership development and evaluate its effectiveness in delivering day to day results and driving best practice to support the organisation’s vision and values.

The third stage of the qualification process requires middle leaders to focus on improving practice by developing, implementing, and evaluating research-focused projects that support the organisation’s vision and values.


Award in Management and Leadership

Qualification Reference Number: 603/2390/5

Theme: Foundations for Excellence

Unit title:
Principles of Management and Leadership
Unit number: CMI 501

Introduction

This unit is about understanding how organisations operate and the importance of organisational culture, strategic aims and objectives.

Learning Outcomes
The learner will:

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


Certificate in Management and Leadership

Qualification Reference Number: 603/2391/7

Theme: Developing Capabilities, Delivering Results, Driving Best Practice

Topic:
Personal effectiveness - managing self
Unit title:
Using reflective practice to inform personal and professional development
Unit number: CMI 525

Introduction

The purpose of this unit is to support middle leaders to identify the benefits of engaging in personal and professional development.

Learning Outcomes
The learner will:

Understand the value of reflective practice to inform personal and professional development.
Know how to apply reflective practice to inform personal and professional development.


Topic: Interpersonal excellence - managing people and developing relationships
Unit title:
Developing, managing and leading individuals and teams to achieve success
Unit number: CMI 502

Introduction

This unit focuses on the theoretical and practical approaches to developing, leading and managing teams. The aim is for middle leaders to develop understanding of how to confidently use their knowledge, skills and abilities to support colleagues, not only to perform well, but to exceed expectations.

Learning Outcomes
The learner will:

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.


Diploma in Management and Leadership

Qualification Reference Number: 603/2392/9

Theme: Developing Capabilities, Delivering Results, Driving Best Practice

Topic:
Organisational performance - delivering results day to day
Unit title:
Principles of delivering coaching and mentoring
Unit number: CMI 507

Introduction

This unit aims to equip middle leaders with the knowledge of the principles and practices of delivering coaching and mentoring, and the impact these techniques can have in the development of a high-performance culture.

Learning Outcomes
The learner will:

Understand the role and purpose of coaching and mentoring within an organisation.
Understand the use of models and processes used in workplace coaching and mentoring.
Know how to manage the delivery of effective coaching and mentoring.


Topic: Organisational performance - delivering results day to day
Unit title:
Principles of innovation
Unit number: CMI 517

Introduction

This unit has been designed to enable middle leaders to identify opportunities for innovation, analyse the rationale for developing initiatives and know how to turn ideas into reality.

Learning Outcomes
The learner will:

Understand the role of innovation within organisations.
Understand the process of managing innovation in an organisation.


Topic: Organisational performance - delivering results day to day
Unit title:
Managing risk
Unit number: CMI 518

Introduction

This unit helps middle leaders to evaluate types of business risk, the governance and approaches for managing these effectively, and how risk management can be implemented successfully within organisations.

Learning Outcomes
The learner will:

Understand the scope of business risk management.
Understand the process of managing business risk.


Topic: Organisational performance - delivering results day to day
Unit title:
Conducting a management project
Unit number: CMI 524

Introduction

This aim of this unit is for middle leaders to conduct management research which will have an impact on organisational practice. It is expected that middle leaders will plan and manage a genuine project in the workplace or an academic enquiry relevant to an identified business need or challenge.

Learning Outcomes
The learner will:

Know how to plan a management project.
Be able to conduct a management project.