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Award, Certificate or Diploma in Management & Leadership, CMI Level 4

Award, Certificate or Diploma in Management & Leadership, CMI Level 4

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Key Information

Start date:September

Institutional code:O10

UCAS code:N/A

Duration:1 Year Part-time

Course type:Part-time

Fees:£350 per unit

Additional costs: Please contact admissions

Delivery Method:Face-to-face via Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials


CMI Level 4 Diploma in Management and Leadership CMI Level 4 Certificate in Management and Leadership CMI Level 4 Award in Management and Leadership

As the professional home for managers, CMI is the only chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. These Level 4 qualifications are designed for the development of the role and skill of managers. The qualifications aim to develop personal management capabilities, make effective use of information in decision-making, operations and the development of the skills in managing people.

Who is the course for?

The course will be of interest to anyone who wishes to develop their career as a manager or to improve their existing skills and knowledge. Students may already be working as a junior manager/team leader, or may aspire to such a role. The course is designed to use the experience of students to enrich the learning and to allow students to apply the learning from the course directly to their own experience in the workplace.

Delivered part-time, using a mix of face-to-face and online learning, the course is designed to fit around the commitments of full-time employment. Students can enrol on the full Diploma (six units) or can choose to complete just the Award (one unit) or Certificate (two units).

Course content
  • Managerial Styles and Behaviours
  • Managing Stakeholder Expectations
  • Understanding Organisational Culture, Values and Behaviour
  • Understanding Team Dynamics
  • Management Report Writing
  • Personal Development as a Manager
Placements and work experience

The course is designed for people currently in employment and looking to upskill or retrain. Students will be supported to use their experiences in the workplace to inform discussions and learning and will also have the opportunity to directly apply their learning from the course to their work, adding immediate value to their employer.

What careers can the course lead to?

The CMI Level 4 Diploma in Management and Leadership will provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop their career in management. Students may already be in a junior management role, or their may aspire to develop their career in that way. Students will have Affiliate Membership of the CMI for the duration of their studies, with the opportunity to continue this individually after the course.

Upon completion of the course, students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to add immediate value to their current or future employer in a management role. Students may also choose to continue their studies by completing the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership, which can lead to Chartered Manager status.

Teaching and Assessment methods

The course will be delivered by UCO’s expert business and management tutors, who have a wealth of experience in management roles, teaching and supporting students to succeed. Classes will be delivered face-to-face, enhanced by additional online resources and tutor support. All units will be assessed by way of coursework, enabling students to apply their learning directly to their experiences in the workplace. Coursework may include written assignments, presentations, reflections and reports.

All students will have full access to UCO’s extensive academic library, academic development team and online resources, as well as CMI Management Direct.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade C/4 English or equivalent Level 2 qualification. GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent Level 2 qualification is desirable.

A relevant Level 3 qualification or equivalent experience from employment

Where English is not an applicant’s first language, they will be expected to possess an IELTS band score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any one element) or a recognised English language Level 2 qualification. Alternatively, they may complete the College’s English diagnostic assessment.

Applicants who do not have the qualifications specified above but who hold alternative qualifications and/or experience demonstrating appropriate knowledge and skills at Level 3 may be admitted to the programme following an interview.

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