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About the course

Business is always changing – great managers stay one step ahead.

The Chartered Management Institute’s Level 5 qualification in management and leadership is tailored to the needs of practising middle managers and those aspiring to senior management. The course will help you to develop your core management skills and learn the professional habits of an effective manager.

Learners focus on management areas that are applicable to their specific roles, improving their resource management, leadership and decision making skills. By the end of the course, learners will be better prepared to manage teams and individuals, setting appropriate targets and facilitating effective working practices. The curriculum also covers recruitment, personal development and project management.

Professional accreditation Apply direct Further studies Part time option

Facts and figures

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Fees and costs

Tuition fees

The 2018/19 fees are not yet available. For guidance, the 2017/18 fees were:

Award in Management and Leadership - 6 credits, £365
Certificate in Management and Leadership - 13 credits, £730
Diploma in Management and Leadership - 38 credits, £1,825
Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership - 62 credits, £3,285

Students will pay CMI learner registration fees in addition to their course fees:

CMI Level 5 Award - £165
CMI Level 5 Certificate - £165
CMI Level 5 Diploma - £165
CMI Level 5 Extended Diploma - £TBC

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Key entry requirements

    Evidence of Level 3 CMI or other Level 3 qualification, or appropriate experience of managing/leading a team. A telephone interview and written assignment are also required for entry to this course.

Study location

East Park Terrace

Got a question about this course?

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How to apply

Applications for 2018 will open soon. For any enquiries, please email admissions.

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What you'll study

Units available to study (subject to numbers):

  • Personal development as a manager and leader (6 credits)
  • Information-based decision-making (7 credits)
  • Practices of resource management (7 credits)
  • Meeting stakeholder and quality needs (6 credits)
  • Conducting a management project (10 credits)
  • Managing team and individual performance (9 credits)
  • Managing recruitment and selection (7 credits)
  • Leadership practice (7 credits)
  • Managing ideas and innovation - only available for extended diploma students (7 credits)

CMI unit descriptors


Web-based learning

Solent's virtual learning environment provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

The Student Hub

The Student Hub is a central space where you can access all of the information and support you need during your time at University.

Professional and experienced staff can help resolve any query, and if they cannot answer the question themselves they will find the person who can.

Career support


The University provides excellent learning resources and facilities to its students, from campus-wide wireless to extensive library services, and dedicated group working spaces.

As a qualified manager, you demonstrate commitment to your career, organisation and professional development.

Your future

CMI is the only charted professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership. Managers and leaders are provided with the tools they need to improve their performance and make an impact.

Figures released by the CMI state that more than 80% of managers say taking a management qualification has resulted in increased professional recognition, with most stating employers prefer qualified managers when recruiting. This was confirmed by a further 53% advising that their qualification had helped them in gaining a promotion.

If you complete the CMI Level 5 Diploma you may be eligible to apply for (BA) Business (Professional Development).

Industry links

Once enrolled onto the course students will have CMI free professional membership for the duration of their study. For more information, please see:
Members also have access to CMI Social Networks. This includes regional membership networking events, breakfast meetings, conferences and award ceremonies.

Learners will also have access to an active online community of CMI professionals.
Twitter: @CMI_Managers
LinkedIn: Chartered Management Institute Network

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