CMI Level 3 Diploma inPrinciples of Management & Leadership

The qualification is aimed at practising or aspiring managers who supervise or manage a team, or project officer and shift manager to achieve clearly defined outcomes. They will set and monitor goals and objectives by providing instruction, direction and guidance. Day to day operational and project activities are a key part of their role. The college has expert tutors who can deliver and support professional learning that equips learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence to take their management career further. A management qualification is a great way to enrich your personal development and significantly boost employability.

Course Content

Subjects covered:

  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Managing a Team to Achieve Result
  • Building Stakeholder
  • Relationships using Effective Communication
  • Contributing to the Delivery of a Project
  • Managing Daily Activities to Achieve Results
  • Managing Budgets and Resources
  • Managing Data and Information
  • Managing Own Personal and Professional Development


For learners:

  • Support and monitor goals
  • Provide instructions around objectives
  • Give direction and guidance
  • Support day-to-day operations
  • Effective project planning
  • Providing an overview of the roles and responsibilities required for managers and develop the skills required to succeed
  • Foundation Chartered Manager offers professional recognition and access to the tools to facilitate continuing professional development (CPD) against our Professional Standard

For organisations:

  • Ensuring teams can meet organisational objectives
  • Provides a fully comprehensive bank of the knowledge and skills required to be a manager as part of an organisation
  • The ability to apply learning in the context of another organisation or industry sector

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this programme but learners must be in a position to meet the assessment demands (minimum Level 2 English), ideally using their workplace as a basis for assignments.

Delivery Models:

  • Fully distance learning with support from your college tutor and online content.
  • Blended learning day class (mixture of face to face and recorded lessons) once per month delivery (9 sessions including induction).
  • Blended learning evening class twice per month delivery (19 sessions including induction and pre-recorded lessons).
  • Fully distance learning, with an online monthly tutorial from your college tutor. Support from your college tutor and online content.

Cost: FREE funded by National Skills Fund check for eligibility

Please contact the International Admissions Office for further advice.

Assessment Methods

Assessment: written assignments (workbooks designed by CMI).

Progression Opportunities

Level 4 and 5 Management and Leadership. Other progression routes that can be discussed.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

Key Facts



Course Duration:

1 Year

College Course Code:

  • 22/23XDH2021
  • 23/24XDH2021


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