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CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership (Distance Learning)

Start Date & time
Various start dates
Qualification Type
Other advanced qual
Course Type
6 months (approx.)


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This CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership (Distance Learning) course is aimed at practising or aspiring managers who will supervise or manage a team to achieve clearly defined outcomes.

This qualification gives managers the communication and motivational skills to help improve operational efficiency. The units provide a broader knowledge of skills to help you be more effective in specific management areas, with increased focus on the areas that are most appropriate to you and your workplace.

What will I learn?

Participants will complete 3 units:

303 Managing individuals to be effective in their role
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

310 Supporting teams and individuals through change
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 that identify ways to make change successful and gaining the support and trust of individuals and teams.

312 Managing daily activities to achieve results
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 the 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 that supports the achievement of results.

Assignments and accreditation:
Participants are required to submit an assignment for each unit.

The qualifications have been designed for practising or aspiring managers in roles such as:

  • Team Leader
  • Supervisor
  • Project Officer
  • Shift Manager
  • Foreperson

CMI Level 3 first-line management units are delivered distance learning with 1-2-1 remote support visits from the tutor as required. It is expected that learners will complete this Certificate within 6 months.

CMI Levels explained:

Levels 2 and 3
Designed for aspiring, supervisory or first-line managers. Levels 2 and 3 offer a broad range of knowledge, ranging from team leading to project and resource management.

Levels 4 and 5
For mid-managers, Levels 4 and 5 are more appropriate as they focus on developing core management skills such as managing resources, recruitment and information management.

Levels 6 and 7
Levels 6 and 7 are developed for senior managers who have the responsibility to translate organisational strategy into effective performance.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • There are no formal entry requirements however as the units are traditionally assessed through assignment-based work therefore you will need to have a good understanding of the English language and writing.
  • Some basic ICT skills will also be required to research, produce your work and send it to the tutor for marking. We can support you with any learning needs you may have.
  • Ideally, you need to be working within an organisation or role where you can demonstrate skills and apply knowledge. Alternatively, you could draw on previous experience within an organisation or use an organisation you are familiar with.
  • If you are unsure about meeting entry requirements please speak to the college before booking the course and we will be happy to help you find the best course and approach for you.

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