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  • Level: 3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: 08 October 2024
  • Time: 5-8pm
  • Duration: 8 weeks (Tuesdays)
  • Full Fee: £250

About the course

Daytime or evening courses available.

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 course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom.

Entry requirements

Minimum level 2 or equivalent in maths and English. Learners must be working in a suitable role, ideally as a middle manager.

How much does it cost?

The fee for this course is: £250

Contact Us or call 01279 868100 to get the most up-to-date info on fees and the financial support that may be available.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is ideal if you are have management responsibilities but no formal training, and are serious about developing your abilities. It’s particularly suited to practising team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management, and managers who need to lead people through organisational change, budget cuts or other pressures.

Awarding Body


Where will this course take me?

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 5 Certificate).

Employment as:

  • Team Leader
  • Supervisor
  • Project Officer
  • Shift Manager
  • Helpdesk Manager

Core modules

  • Principles of management and leadership

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.

Case Study

Kelly Clegg

Kelly Clegg – Leadership and Management Level 5

Was the course flexible and did it fit okay around your existing job? i.e. online and in class working, one class a month?

The CMI Level 5 course provided by Harlow College fitted perfectly around my job. I only needed to attend college one day per month, the rest of the time was self-guided learning which I could fit around my busy role as Assistant Operations Manager. 

How has studying the course helped you in your current job?

Studying on this course has helped me to consider things from a different perspective and has given me a greater understanding of the tools and knowledge I need be an effective manager. 

How was the level of support from your tutor during the course?

My tutor was really supportive, and totally understood that I have a demanding job on top of studying for this qualification. Although I only attended college one day per month, I knew Bev was always on hand to support me in whatever way she could.

How did you find the progression from Level 3 to Level 5?

The transition from level 3 to 5 wasn’t that difficult. Many of the topics and models covered in level 3 were re-examined at Level 5, only in a lot more detail. Having that foundation knowledge from Level 3 helped me get to grips with the deeper understanding that was required at level 5. 

Would you recommend the course to others who may be thinking of upskilling and why?

I would recommend this course to intermediate and middle managers that wish to improve their management skills and closely examine their leadership styles to manage more effective and happier teams. 


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