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CMI Level 3 Certificate Principles of Management and Leadership

  • Harness your potential as an aspiring or practising Supervisor or First-Line Manager
  • Be counted amongst certified Chartered Management Institute (CMI) management & leadership professionals
  • Improve your skills in vital management areas and establish yourself as a well-respected leader
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    CMI Level 3 Certificate

    The CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership is the perfect course for currently practicing or aspiring managers who want to take their leadership skills to the next level.

    With this esteemed qualification, you’ll learn how to give direction, support and monitor goals, provide instruction, offer guidance around objectives, and support day-to-day operations. This course will help you gain the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in your role as a leader, and it demonstrates your commitment to professional development.

    Once you have completed this Certificate, you will benefit from progressing to the CMI Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership to validate your experience, knowledge, and skills.

    What’s included?

    Fully-Accredited
    ITonlinelearning (provider number C10436701) is a CMI Approved Centre (AP), which means that this certification has been rigorously assessed and approved to meet industry standards.

    Your Certificate
    Hard work pays off: you’ll receive a CMI Level 3 Certificate in Management and Leadership (qualification number: 603/2021/7) once you have completed your final unit in this qualification.

    Certification: CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership
    Vendor: Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
    Course prerequisite: There are no formal prerequisites to study this qualification
    Study time: 130 hours
    Certification requirements: You will need to select and complete 2 units to a minimum of 130 Total Unit Time (TUT) hours and 13 credits to achieve this qualification.

    What’s included?

    You are eligible for, subject to your package choice and support requirements:

    • Consultation with a Career Consultant to corroborate your course choice
    • Full selection of CMI Level 3 study units as offered by the CMI
    • Depending on your experience level, you could be eligible for Foundation or full-fledged Chartered Manager Status
    • Draft checking & official marking for assignments, as well as 1 free re-take
    • Access to a full Support Team including a Tutor and Study Coach
    • CMI Membership with exclusive benefits
    • A professional, Management-oriented CV rewrite*
    • A LinkedIn profile overhaul to maximise your new networking opportunities*

    *Value-added service that can be added at an additional cost

    Claim Your Post-Nominals

    Want to add the post-nominals “CMgr” after your name to showcase your prestige as a qualified Management Professional through the only Royal Charter for Management in the UK? Do you want to get an average increase of £13k? How about boosting your company’s revenue by £310k within 5 years? Or adding £22.4k to the UK’s economy every year?  

    Let’s get you on your way to becoming a Chartered Manager: take the first step with Foundation Chartered Manager Status, so that you can add the post-nominals “fCMgr” after your name. 

    Certification details

    Since 1947, the Chartered Management Institute has empowered management and leadership professionals. The CMI upholds the highest standards of the profession and offers Chartered Manager Status through their Royal Charter, bringing together a global community of passionate & dedicated managers.

    Established in the aftermath of the Second World War, their mission was to help rebuild the UK by raising the quality and standard of management. CMI developed the first diploma in management, and they are still dedicated to improving management practice today.

    Choosing Us for Your CMI Training Means

    Full Choice of CMI Study Units

    You get access to the widest selection of Study Units available directly from the CMI to tailor a study programme that best suits you and your career.

    Draft Checking & 1 Free Re-take

    Over and above your official assignment submission to the CMI that results in a pass or refer outcome, our in-house CMI Tutor and Study Coach checks your assignment draft. We review your assignment to give you feedback on the subject matter, provide you with advice, and ensure you are aware of any areas that need improvement – all to maximise your chances of getting a pass on the first try! Plus, you’re eligible for one free retake for each assignment.

    CMI Study Coach and Mentor

    You will have access to a CMI Study Coach and Mentor to keep you on track with your studies, provide you with study support, and help ensure you complete your studies successfully. Learners just like you regularly highlight the value of having a Study Coach and Mentor (in their learner surveys) in terms of helping them successfully achieve their qualifications in the most effective way.

    Career Services

    Your personal, specialist Recruitment Advisor will provide you with a professional CV review, LinkedIn profile overhaul, interview support, and career coaching so that you can fully utilise the new networking opportunities you have access to!

    CMI Membership

    You will gain exclusive access to the CMI so that you can benefit from continued professional development (CPD), career tools, webinars, articles, events, and networking with other CMI professionals!

    Duration

    With ITonlinelearning, you get 8 months’ unlimited access to your course – so you can access CMI’s Management Diagnostics Tool, Knowledge & Insights Hub, Events & Webinars, CPD Record, Mentoring, Management Direct, Career Development Centre, and Qwell Mental Health Support. 

    We are an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) for the UK’s most esteemed learning providers

    Why Choose CMI?

    UK-Endorsed Accreditation

    Hard work pays off: you’ll receive a certificate accredited by the prestigious, globally recognised Chartered Management Institute once you have completed this qualification: a highly regarded testament to your skills.

    Improved Career Prospects

    A whopping 80% of Managers said that gaining a CMI qualification is a key element of becoming a professional manager!

    You Get Post-Nominals

    Want to command the highest esteem as a qualified Management Professional? Do you want to add the renowned “CMgr” post-nominals after your name to showcase your prestige? With CMI, you can!

    Helping You Help Your Team

    About 79% of CMI qualification holders confirmed that their new skills have increased overall team performance – which is great if you’re looking to increase your salary on an individual- and team-basis.

    Assignment-Based Qualifications

    Did you know that assignment-based assessment yields better results than examinations, likely because of the lack of feedback in exam-based qualifications? Well, CMI qualifications are assessed purely through assignment completion.

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    Handpick Your Units

    ITonlinelearning offers all the Level 3 study units from the CMI – so you have the widest selection available to tailor a study programme that best suits you and your career!

    To achieve the CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership, you will need to complete a combination of modules below to a minimum of 130 TUT (Total Unit Time) hours and 13 credits.

    UNIT 301 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP (7 CRD & 70 TUT)

    Being equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to manage and lead effectively is essential if an individual and their organisation are to succeed. This unit has been designed for learners who want to develop or sharpen their professional edge and enhance personal effectiveness. The application of management and leadership approaches and how these can positively impact on one’s own role, lead to improved performance, and support teams, colleagues and customers.

    The aim of unit 301 is to introduce the foundations for managers, which will be developed throughout all the level 3 units.

    UNIT 302 MANAGING A TEAM TO ACHIEVE RESULTS (6 CRD & 60 TUT)

    The ability to manage teams, which are able to communicate effectively and overcome barriers to achievement, is a critical skill for any manager. High performing cohesive teams are created in an environment where there is a collective understanding of values, goals and objectives.

    This unit has been developed to support managers in understanding the nature of teams in the workplace, and how these can be managed to achieve results.

    UNIT 303 MANAGING INDIVIDUALS TO BE EFFECTIVE IN THEIR ROLE (5 CRD & 50 TUT)

    High performing individuals impact the performance of teams and the organisation.

    The aim of this unit is to develop the manager’s understanding of how to confidently use their knowledge, skills and abilities to support individuals, not only to perform well, but to exceed expectations.

    UNIT 304 PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE (5 CRD & 50 TUT)

    As the range of communication tools used by a business continues to grow, and new technologies emerge, managers are faced with the challenge of how to select and use different tools to ensure that communication is effective, timely and has impact.

    The aim of this unit is to equip managers with the knowledge and skills to select and use a range of workplace communication methods. These must be measurable and tailored to the needs of the target audience.

    UNIT 305 BUILDING STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS USING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION (4 CRD & 40 TUT)

    Developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders is an essential management skill. Stakeholders can have a positive or negative impact on the success of an organisation.

    The aim of this unit is to equip managers to identify and understand stakeholder’s needs, know the purpose and benefits of building relationships with different stakeholder groups, and the methods of communicating with them to achieve results.

    UNIT 306 PRINCIPLES OF EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVE WORKING PRACTICES (6 CRD & 60 TUT)

    Treating colleagues, customers and stakeholders with dignity and respect enables relationships to develop and thrive.

    This unit focuses on how to develop inclusive working practices in line with organisational and legal frameworks. This will not only improve the productivity and well being of staff, but impact positively on the whole customer experience.

    UNIT 307 DEVELOPING THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES OF INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS (4 CRD & 40 TUT)

    A skilled and adaptable workforce is a collective group of people equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve and exceed objectives.

    This unit aims to support managers to identify and select innovative development opportunities. It will enable them to identify approaches to support and promote participation, and how to monitor the impact of development activities for individuals, teams and the organisation.

    UNIT 308 MANAGING VOLUNTEERS (5 CRD & 50 TUT)

    Volunteers are uniquely placed to offer a wealth of skills and abilities to compliment those of employed staff within an organisation. Managed well, they can help an organisation improve the quality and capacity of the service.

    The aim of this unit is to equip managers with the knowledge of how to engage, motivate and support volunteers to be effective within their role and address challenges with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.

    UNIT 309 RESPONDING TO CONFLICT IN THE WORKPLACE (3 CRD & 30 TUT)

    Conflict and disagreements in the workplace have a detrimental effect on team dynamics, productivity and motivation. The ability to respond effectively to conflict is a fundamental skill for all managers.

    This unit aims to support managers to understand the types and causes of conflict and how to identify strategies to respond to conflict situations in a timely and professional manner.

    UNIT 310 SUPPORTING TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS THROUGH CHANGE (5 CRD & 50 TUT)

    Change is inevitable if an organisation is to maintain competitiveness and currency of practice. Managers are constantly asked to implement change to respond to commercial pressures, legal organisational requirements, efficiencies or improvements. Success often depends on the support given by managers to staff.

    The aim of this unit is to enable managers to lead people positively through change. This is achieved by implementing plans which identify ways to make change successful, which gains the support and trust of individuals and teams.

    UNIT 311 CONTRIBUTING TO A DELIVERY OF A PROJECT (6 CRD & 60 TUT)

    Whilst the scale, significance and complexity of a project will vary, the principles of carrying out a project will ultimately be the same.

    This unit aims to equip managers with the knowledge, tools, and techniques for managing and monitoring projects. It also identifies approaches to managing risk and responding to the needs and expectations of stakeholders. The skills a manager will learn will not only enable them to improve their own working practice, but will also impact the achievement of a project’s outcome.

    UNIT 312 MANAGING DAILY ACTIVITIES TO ACHIEVE RESULTS (4 CRD & 40 TUT)

    Working efficiently is essential if a business is to remain competitive. A well structured workload is key to individual and team success.

    The aims of this unit are to equip managers with the knowledge to identify priorities and set measurable objectives. Managers will know how to organise and allocate daily work activities, monitor outcomes, and respond practically to problems in a manner which supports the achievement of results.

    UNIT 313 DEVELOPING AND SHARING GOOD PRACTICE (5 CRD & 50 TUT)

    Developing and sharing good practice enables individuals and organisations to develop and increase their potential to exceed personal and organisational expectations.

    This unit explores how good practice can be developed, maintained, adopted and shared with stakeholders.

    UNIT 314 MANAGING BUDGETS AND RESOURCES (5 CRD & 50 TUT)

    Budgets and resources are crucial to the functioning of any organisation. Organisations need to plan and manage money and resources to remain operational.

    The aim of this unit is to equip managers with the knowledge that they need to manage budgets and other resources.

    UNIT 315 PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH AND SAFETY IN A WORK SETTING (6 CRD & 60 TUT)

    Health and safety is important as it protects the well-being of employees and customers. There are serious, legal, financial, and reputational consequences if neglected.

    The aim of this unit is to equip managers with an understanding of their statutory and organisational responsibilities in making the workplace safer.

    UNIT 316 MONITORING QUALITY TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES (5 CRD & 50 TUT)

    The name of organisations who have built their reputation on the quality of their products or services readily come to mind. Managing quality is a collective activity, which has to be monitored continually to ensure standards are consistently met.

    The aim of this unit is to equip managers with the understanding of how quality systems are used, the tools and techniques for monitoring and measuring quality, and the requirements needed to support a quality audit. The impact of this knowledge is to drive a culture of continuous improvement within the organisation.

    UNIT 317 SUPPORTING THE DELIVERY OF CUSTOMER SERVICE (5 CRD & 50 TUT)

    Customers are key to the success of any business. It is essential to know how to deliver a great customer experience that meets and exceeds all customer expectations. This is regardless of whether they are a colleague, department within an organisation, or a member of the public purchasing a product or using a service.

    The aim of this unit is to equip managers with an understanding of the parameters in which good customer service is delivered. It focuses on the end to end customer journey and encourages the manager to reflect on the customer service experience through the customer’s eyes.

    UNIT 318 MANAGING DATA AND INFORMATION (5 CRD & 50 TUT)

    The ability to solve problems, make timely business decisions and respond to customers needs is all dependent on the ability to access good quality data and information. With growing volumes of data, this challenge has become increasingly difficult to manage.

    The aim of this unit is to equip managers with the knowledge of how to gather, assess and analyse different types of data and information, and how to report findings for different business purposes within legal and organisational guidelines.

    UNIT 319 MANAGING MEETINGS (4 CRD & 40 TUT)

    Managers are increasingly faced with days packed full of meetings that leave little time to get things done. Run well, meetings can be a place where issues are discussed, problems resolved, and decisions are made. However, all too often, meetings lack purpose and there is frustration if little has been achieved.

    This unit has been designed to challenge traditional thinking. It aims to equip managers with the knowledge and tools to try different approaches when conducting meetings. It also explores good practice for preparing for and leading meetings, which have impact and also delivers results.

    UNIT 320 PRESENTING FOR SUCCESS (5 CRD & 50 TUT)

    Delivering presentations can be very challenging. When done successfully, a presentation can lead to a job offer or a new contract. It also has the potential to engage team members to buy-into new ideas, or embrace new projects and opportunities.

    The aim of this unit is to equip managers with the knowledge and skills to plan presentations to meet the needs of a target audience. The unit will enable managers to develop the knowledge and tools to deliver great presentations, which engages an audience and motivates them to want to know more.

    UNIT 321 MANAGING OWN PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (APPRENTICESHIP) (5 CRD & 50 TUT)

    In order to meet the demands of an ever-changing workplace, individuals need to ensure they continue to update and develop their knowledge and skills. Planning for personal and professional development ensures greater opportunities for success.

    The purpose of the unit is to support the manager in identifying the benefits of engaging in personal and professional development. By using the knowledge gained, a meaningful development plan will be created to support them to become an effective manager in the workplace.

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    • Get to know you, your goals, and your experience 
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    • Make sure you choose the right path: financially, psychologically, and professionally. 

    Career and Progression Prospects

    Management is used in a plethora of sectors, but here are a few roles you’re qualified to explore with this certification:

    Supervisor

    First-Line Manager

    Junior Manager

    Assistant Manager

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    You have questions, and we have all the answers

    The Level 3 CMI qualification is intended for first-time Managers looking to grow their existing skills in management and leadership, and is ideal for Supervisors and First-Line Managers.

    The Level 3 CMI qualification is equivalent to GCE AS/A-Levels in academic terms.

    CMI qualifications are available at different levels of depth and duration. Awards are the shortest and most concise qualification type. Certificates provide a broader base of knowledge and skills and take longer to complete. Diplomas provide a comprehensive and extensive program of learning and typically take the longest of to complete.

    CMI qualifications do not require individuals to take any official exams. However, a series of assignments must be completed and assessed by CMI-qualified Tutors before a qualification can be awarded. These assignments are research-based and have specific requirements, including font size and structure, as well as word limits that vary depending on the award, certificate, diploma, or extended diploma, and the level of the qualification.

    The Chartered Manager status is the epitome of professional recognition in the management and leadership field. It signifies a commitment to exceptional management skills and continuing professional development, as well as a demonstrated ability to deliver measurable impact. As the only professional body with a Royal Charter, the CMI is uniquely qualified to award this prestigious designation. As a Chartered Manager, you would be able to indicate the prestige of your qualification with the post-nominals ‘CMgr’ following your name on professional documents and platforms including LinkedIn, your CV, or your email signature. Those just starting their careers in management may be interested in Foundation Chartered Manager status, which recognises existing skills and knowledge and provides a pathway to full Chartered Manager status.