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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Upon successful completion of the course, students can potentially progress to a CMI Level 7 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership provided they are in, or aspire towards, a senior / strategic manager role.
It is also possible to work towards Chartered Manager status.

What are the entry requirements?

All applicants must show an ability to progress to a Level 5 qualification, and must be at least 18 years old but are more likely to have been working in leadership and management roles already. For learners who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one or more of the following:

-A level course in a related subject e.g. Business, Management
-An Advanced/Advanced Subsidiary GCSE profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject, or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at level A*-C
-Other business related Level 3 or 4 qualifications
-Appropriate work/management experience

More mature students may present a varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid), and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

There is an expectation that students are computer literate and can use Microsoft Word and the ability to use basic Microsoft Excel. All assignments are submitted electronically.

If you wish to discuss the course or your suitability before you enrol please contact Robert Hill by phone (023 8091 1027) or email (

What does this programme involve?

The units are assignment based and are internally assessed.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Topic input, group discussions, problem solving, research and work based activities to enable you to put theory into practice. Builds from the Level 3 qualification and enables candidates to learn, understand and use management skills in the workplace within a range of differing disciplines. You will need to set aside a significant amount of time for self study, averaging about eight hours a week.

What else do I need to know?

This course is for middle managers who are seeking to enhance their management skills and knowledge whilst introducing a variety of management techniques to support their role within the organisation.

The CMI Level 5 professional qualification is designed to be flexible in its approach, with learners able to progress through different sized qualifications from the Award (6 credits and above), Certificate (13 credits and above) to the Diploma (38 credits and above). Each unit within the qualification has a credit value which can be accumulated to build from the Award through to the Diploma. All units are internally assessed through work based assignments. The CMI Level 5 qualifications are designed to give learners an understanding of the skills needed within vocational sectors.

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For students who are paying their own fees instalment plans and loans may be available to assist with this. Please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 023 8091 1000 to find out more.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
CMID5 Eastleigh College 11/9/2019 Tue/Wed 09:00 – 17:00 19

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.

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