CMI level 5 course

CMI Level 5 – Management & Leadership

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Being a middle manager can be complicated! You have to balance the needs of the team or division you manage, with the requirements of the senior managers and the overall objectives of the organisation.

If this sounds like a very familiar, daily struggle then this is the course you need. You’ll learn how to manage staff in a way that achieves organisational aims, whilst keeping them happy and motivated. In short, you’ll become a better middle manager by learning:

  • Planning approaches and how they help to ensure success
  • The importance of diversity and inclusivity in the workplace
  • Coaching and mentoring techniques to develop staff
  • How to complete management level projects in line with objectives
  • The reasons for conflict and how it can be harnessed or mitigated
  • How to guide staff through periods of change
  • Performance management techniques and how to appraise effectively
  • And so much more…


Get started on your CMI Level 5 studies and gain a qualification along the way…

  • Complete your first Level 5 unit
  • Access our online learning area, including our unique assignment technique guide
  • Free support from your own course mentor and Level 5 tutors
  • Just pay your CMI fees

What you’ll get out of joining

A course focused on you

  • Tutor support – guiding you through both the content and your assignments
  • Focuses on the skills that you need to advance your career
  • Flexible and on-demand – works around your life and schedule
  • Access to our exclusive online community – connect to your tutor and other students
  • Future proof your career – learning skills a computer can’t replicate

Essential management skills

  • Build and empower stronger teams
  • Learn the skills needed to drive your own and your team’s performance
  • Improve your communication and become a more respected manager
  • Think more strategically and lead your organisation’s growth

Gain... a respected qualification

  • Join the CMI community of over 143,000 members
  • 88% of CMI members said it increased their confidence as a leader
  • £13,000 pay rise on average when qualified as a chartered manager
  • 76% of members say that Chartered Manager status provides the “ultimate competitive advantage”
  • Learn more about CMI

Course details

At Astranti, we have over 20 years of experience in professional education. 

Our approach has always been to make our content as easy to understand and use as possible whilst providing unrivalled customer service and learner support.

On our course, you will find:

Online study resources accessible anywhere, anytime – work around your schedule with 24/7 access to all content.

Unrivalled customer support – got a question about the course or CMI? Our team will be happy to help!


An explanation of all the key topics that you need to be aware of, helping you complete your assignments efficiently.

Unlimited tutor support for any theory or assignment-specific question.

Hundreds of hours of on-demand content through management direct, which you’ll keep for life.


Free access to the assignment technique course – to help you complete your assignment tasks as easily and effectively as possible.

Incredible course content – I’ve used Astranti for a few months and they are beyond great.”

Vish via Trustpilot

Astranti customer, 2020

Perfect your assignment technique

Your progress through your CMI qualification will be measured by the assignments that you complete.

For many CMI students, it will have been a while since they’ve had to write any sort of essay, and it can be a struggle to get started. For this reason, we’ve created an assignment writing guide specifically for your CMI qualification.

Our guide includes a written handbook, as well as over two and a half hours of recorded video content from our CMI tutors.

The first video from this guide can be watched here for free so that you can get a feel for how the guide will help you.

Pick your modules

CMI offers three different level 5 qualifications! The Award, Certificate and Diploma. Each requires a different level of study time and is worth a different number of credits.

You’ll need to select your units based on the minimum number of credits required for your chosen qualification.

In order to achieve your chartered manager status, you’ll need to complete the CMI level 5 diploma.

Explore our units below and use our credits calculator to see the total credits from your chosen units.

Award Certificate Diploma
4 credits 13 credits 37 credits
40 hours 130 hours 370 hours
1 to 3 months 3 to 6 months 6 to 12 months
CMI level 5 Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success

Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success (503)

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.

5 Credits


Total Time - 50 Hours

CMI Level 5 Managing Performance

Managing Performance (504)

This unit evaluates the reasons for managing performance and the approaches that can be used. It explores methods of rewarding the performance of individuals who exceed expectations, and analyses ways of managing underperformance in a professional and supportive manner

5 Credits


Total Time - 50 Hours

CMI Level 5 Managing Diversity

Managing Diversity (506)

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 to ensure that everyone within the company feels safe and included.

5 Credits


Total Time - 50 Hours

CMI Level 5 Principles of Delivering Coaching and Mentoring

Principles of Delivering Coaching and Mentoring (507)

This unit explores the principles and practices of delivering coaching and mentoring (proven techniques), and the impact these techniques can have in the development of a high-performance culture.

5 Credits


Total Time - 50 Hours

CMI Level 5 Developing a Skilled and Talented Workforce

Developing a Skilled and Talented Workforce (508)

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 development opportunities for team members.

4 Credits


Total Time - 40 Hours

CMI Level 5 Managing Conflict

Managing Conflict (510)

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

5 Credits


Total Time - 50 Hours

CMI Level 5 Creating and Delivering Operational Plans

Creating and Delivering Operational Plans (515)

Translating organisational objectives into operational plans is an essential management skill. The unit opens with the importance of understanding the strategic direction of the organisation and how to contribute to the strategic planning process

6 Credits


Total Time - 60 Hours

CMI Level 5 Managing Finance

Managing Finance (520)

Financial management skills are essential for all managers regardless of whether or not there is a dedicated finance team. Financial acumen enhances decision-making skills, which in turn supports the management of projects, tasks and functional areas.

6 Credits


Total Time - 60 Hours

CMI Level 5 Conducting a Management Project

Conducting a Management Project (524)

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.

10 Credits


Total Time - 100 Hours

CMI Level 5 Principles of Leadership Practice

Principles of Leadership Practice (526)

The aim of this unit is to develop managers’ understanding of ethical leadership and the impact of culture and values on leadership. Managers will examine leadership models and the concept of empowerment, with consideration of techniques and methods for leading others.

8 Credits


Total Time - 80 Hours

Our double guarantee

Our CMI level 5 course comes with a double guarantee!

1. Money back guarantee

To make sure that you are completely satisfied with our course materials and support, we have a 14-day full money-back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the course for any reason we will refund your fees. Our aim is to ensure you try our course safe in the knowledge that it won’t cost you a penny if they’re not right for you.

2. Pass guarantee

This offers you a safety net if you fail any of your assignments. Hopefully, this won’t be the case but sometimes things can go wrong! As long as you have demonstrated that you’ve completed the course in line with our pass guarantee requirements, you will be able to continue until you pass at no extra cost.

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What our satisfied students say…

Please see our testimonials page for more reviews. Here are a few examples:

“Astranti study materials are well detailed and easy to understand. 
Thank you so much Astranti for making such detailed and informed materials available.”

Obloma Flo via Trustpilot

Astranti customer, 2020

“Top quality!

Astranti offers good quality materials which are really helpful. Atmosphere and communication also are very good and definitely not an old-school approach. Big thanks.”

Lars via Trustpilot

Astranti customer, 2020

“Astranti has been very useful for me as I’m dyslexic. So having the ability to watch/listen to the tutorials has been very beneficial as it allows me to have a visual and aural representation of the material”

Joshua P via Trustpilot

Astranti customer, 2020

Choose your course

Every student is different which is why we offer course pathways to best suit your study needs. Take the full diploma to earn your chartered manager accreditation, or test the water with an award.

Once you have purchased your course we’ll contact you and set up access to your chosen modules.

You can pay upfront or split the cost with our instalment option, simply pay the CMI registration today and the rest can be paid over five or ten months.

New to CMI and want to give it a go?

You can join our CMI Level 5 Award course and just pay your CMI registration and assessment fees – access to our course and tutor support is free!

Remember, the award course contains just one module and typically takes less than 3 months to complete, so it’s ideal for anyone who’s currently unsure about whether CMI is the best fit for them. Whether or not you choose to continue your CMI studies beyond your award course, as long as you have completed your module and passed the assessment, you’ll come away with a qualification at the end of it.

CMI Level 5 Award  - New Student Offer*


course fee

CMI registration fee: £110
CMI assessment fee: £50

Total to pay: £160

CMI Level 5 Award


course fee

CMI registration fee: £110
CMI assessment fee: £50

Total to pay: £350

CMI Level 5 Certificate


course fee

CMI registration fee: £150
CMI assessment fees: £100

Total to pay: £850

CMI Level 5 Certificate - Spread the cost

£140 /month

course fee
(including CMI assessment fees)

CMI registration fee: £150

Total to pay: £150 (today) + 5x £140

CMI Level 5 Diploma


course fee

CMI registration fee: £200
CMI assessment fees: £300

Total to pay: £1950

CMI Level 5 Diploma - Spread the cost

£175 /month

course fee
(including CMI assessment fees)

CMI registration fees: £200

Total to pay: £200 (today) + 10x £175

* Free Award course available to new Astranti students.

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