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Management and Leadership Courses

At which level should you study?

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.

LEVEL 8

CMI is the only organisation that offers Level 8, which is suited to C-level senior managers.

CMI Management Courses

CMI Courses

Accredited by CMI, these management courses are for leaders at all levels looking to progress their careers, earn more and achieve professional excellence and respect. Learners are able to demonstrate to current and prospective employers their capabilities, ambition, and commitment to professional development, and significantly improve career prospects and earning potential.

Learners are able to progress to top-up programmes at universities and Chartered Manager status.

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OTHM Courses

Accredited by OTHM Qualifications, these business management courses are for leaders of tomorrow looking to achieve a degree level equivalent qualifications considerably faster and more cost-effective than attending a university.

OTHM offers higher transferable credits than CMI, so this route is particularly suitable for those looking for an academic route to progress to a top-up degree or masters programme at a university in the UK or overseas to achieve a full academic status.

First-time and mid-level managers and supervisors

Management courses at level 4 and 5

These management courses are in academic terms are equivalent to a Foundation or a Degree level course.

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CMI Level 4
Management And Leadership

For first-time managers, supervisors and team leaders.
The equivalent academic level is Foundation Degree.

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OTHM Level 4 Diploma Business Management

OTHM Level 4 Diploma
in Business Management

For first-time managers, supervisors and team leaders.
The equivalent academic level is Higher National Certificate (HNC) with progression routes onto Bachelor’s degree

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OTHM Levels 4+5 Diploma
in Business Management

For supervisors and team leaders from all sectors.
The equivalent academic level is Degree level.

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CMI Level 5
Management And Leadership

For Operational Managers from all sectors.
The equivalent academic level is Degree level.

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OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management

The equivalent academic level is Foundation Degree.
With progression routes onto Bachelor’s Degrees.

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More experienced, senior managers and leaders

Management courses at level 6 and 7

These management courses are in academic terms are equivalent to a Graduate Degree or a Master’s Postgraduate Degree

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CMI Level 6 Professional Management And Leadership Practice

For Managers developing into strategic roles.
The equivalent academic level is Degree, Graduate.

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OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management

The equivalent academic level is Bachelor’s Degree with Honours with progression routes onto Master’s.

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CMI Level 7 Strategic Management And Leadership

For Senior Managers & Directors.
equivalent academic level is Master’s Degree, Postgraduate.

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OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

The equivalent academic level is Master’s Degree, Postgraduate.
With progression routes onto MBA’s.

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C level leaders and strategic managers

Level 8 Strategic Leadership Course

For CEO’s, Directors and Strategic Managers.
The equivalent academic level is PhD, Doctorate Level.

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CMI Level 8 Strategic Direction And Leadership

Equivalent to a Doctorate in Management, the online CMI Level 8 Strategic Direction and Leadership course is designed for Directors and Senior Managers with responsibility for developing and implementing ethical and performance-driven strategy across multiple organisations, leading by example to inspire teams and provide clear direction.

You can study for an Award, Certificate or a Diploma Level of this course which can take from 8 weeks for an award to 60 weeks for a diploma.

You must have a Level 7 qualification or equivalent and/or have been in a Senior Management position for at least 3 years to apply for this course.

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