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  • Level: 5
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: 09 October 2024
  • Time: 9.30am-4pm, Wednesdays once a month
  • Duration: 10 weeks, 1 day a month

About the course

If you’re interested in joining this course but unable to start in March, we have a new set of course dates starting in October which will be released soon.

The Level 5 qualification in Leadership and Management, designed for middle managers, is designed to develop personal management capabilities and grow professional management skills including decision-making, managing team dynamics and delegation capability. Learners will complete a number of units and each unit will require a piece of work to be submitted and all deadlines will be provided during the induction.

In addition to monthly classes all learners will be expected to complete independent study outside of the classroom. This varies from week to week but could include set readings, research or gathering information from within the workplace.

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 £350

This course can also be funded through an Advanced Learner Loan.

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 designed for project managers, department heads, and other practicing middle managers. Develop your skills and experience, improve your performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.

Awarding Body


Why study?

The course covers a wide range of business management skills and knowledge, including organisational performance, interpersonal skills and personal effectiveness.   

Study Method – Online and On Campus

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model. 

Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45-60 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 3-4 hours studying independently online each week. 

On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group. 

Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place or if the college has to close. Regular ‘On Campus’ lessons are replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.

Find out more

For more information on how this course visit the Chartered Management Institute website.

Where will this course take me?


Progress to other qualifications at the same level (e.g. from Level 5 Award to Level 5 Certificate etc.)

Progress to other qualifications at the next level (e.g. level 6 management)

Career opportunities

  1. Operations manager
  2. Divisional Manager
  3. Department Manager
  4. Regional Manager
  5. Specialist Manager 

Progress into a senior management role

Core modules

Principles of Operational Leadership and Management in an Organisational Context

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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