Principles of Management and Leadership


The Principles of Management and Leadership qualification is awarded to outstanding teachers. 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 for a defined area of activity; this qualification helps individuals develop their communication and motivational skills in order to impact operational efficiency.

The Qualification Structure

This professional development qualification provides a unique opportunity for UK and International schools to transform their professional development programme. Encouraging teachers 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 teachers 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 teachers 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 teachers to focus on improving practice by developing, implementing, and evaluating research-focused projects that support the organisation’s vision and values.


Award in Principles of Management and Leadership

Qualification Reference Number: 603/2019/9

Theme: Foundations for Excellence

Unit title:
Principles of Management and Leadership
Unit number: CMI 301

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 how organisations operate.
Understand the management role.
Understand the application of management and leadership approaches.
Understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be an effective manager.


Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership

Qualification Reference Number: 603/2021/7

Theme: Developing Capabilities, Delivering Results, Driving Best Practice

Topic:
Personal effectiveness - managing self
Unit title:
Managing own personal and professional success
Unit number: CMI 321

Introduction

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

Learning Outcomes
The learner will:

Understand the benefits of personal and professional development.
Understand how personal and professional development is informed.
Know how to identify opportunities for personal and professional development.
Know how to create and monitor a personal and professional development plan.


Topic: Interpersonal excellence - managing people and developing relationships
Unit title:
Managing individuals to be effective in their role
Unit number: CMI 303

Introduction

This unit aims to develop the teacher’s 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 an individual’s work role and responsibilities.
Know how to set objectives with individuals.
Know how to support individuals to perform well.
Know how to assess outcomes against the objectives.
Know how to manage the underperformance of individuals.


Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership

Qualification Reference Number: 603/2023/0

Theme: Developing Capabilities, Delivering Results, Driving Best Practice

Topic:
Interpersonal excellence - managing people and developing relationships
Unit title:
Managing a team to achieve results
Unit number: CMI 302

Introduction

This unit is about supporting teachers in understanding the nature of teams in the workplace, and how these can be best managed to achieve results.

Learning Outcomes
The learner will:

Understand the role and purpose of teams.
Be able to recognise the characteristics of a high performing team.
Know how to lead, communicate with and motivate a high performing team.
Know how to respond to challenges when managing a team proactively.
Know how to manage the performance of a team.


Topic: Interpersonal excellence - managing people and developing relationships
Unit title:
Supporting teams and individuals through change
Unit number: CMI 310

Introduction

This unit aims to enable teachers to lead people positively through change.

Learning Outcomes
The learner will:

Understand change within organisations.
Understand how to support individuals and teams through change.
Know how to implement and monitor change.


Topic: Organisational performance - delivering results day to day
Unit title:
Presenting for success
Unit number: CMI 320

Introduction

This unit aims to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to plan and develop great presentations to meet the needs of a target audience.

Learning Outcomes
The learner will:

Know the purpose of presentations and the methods used to meet target audience needs.
Understand what is required to be a successful presenter.
Understand how to plan, deliver and review presentations.
Be able to plan and deliver a presentation to a target audience.
Be able to reflect on the outcomes of the delivery of a presentation.


Topic: Organisational performance - delivering results day to day
Unit title:
Contributing to the delivery of a project
Unit number: CMI 311

Introduction

This unit aims to equip teachers with the knowledge, tools, and techniques for managing and monitoring projects. It also identifies approaches to managing risk and responding to the needs and expectations of stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes
The learner will:

Understand the role and purpose of projects in an organisation.
Understand how projects are developed.
Know how to deliver a project.
Know how to monitor progress to ensure successful project delivery.


Topic: Organisational performance - delivering results day to day
Unit title:
Developing and sharing good practice
Unit number: CMI 313

Introduction

Developing and sharing good practice enables individuals and organisations to increase their potential to succeed personal and organisational expectations. This unit explores how good practice can be developed, maintained, adopted and shared with stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes
The learner will:

Know the benefits of good practice.
Be able to identify good practice.
Know how to develop good practice.
Understand how good practice can be implemented, maintained and improved.
Know how to share good practice with stakeholders.