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Learn about qualifications, courses and how to choose a pathway that is right for you

Welcome to Sussex Business School

We can help you develop your personal management capabilities and professional management skills irrespective or where you are on your professional journey. CMI learning pathways are designed specifically to enable students to begin or continue to build their leadership skills with clear continuous development frameworks with points of entry available for a wide range of experience and professional development goals.

Follow the steps below

To easily navigate through the seemingly large amount of courses on offer

After following these steps you will see that there are actually no more than a couple of solid and informed options for you to choose from:

Step 1
Determine your entry point

at which level should you study

LEVELS 4 AND 5
For mid-managers, Levels 4 and 5 CMI Courses 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 CMI Courses 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.

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Step 2
Your time commitment

Award, sertificate or a Diploma?

Awards are the shortest and most concise qualifications consisting of one unit and typically take between one and two months to complete.

Certificates provide a broad base of knowledge and skills consisting of two units and typically take between two and four months to complete.

Diplomas provide a comprehensive and extensive programme consisting of five or more units and typically take between five and ten months to complete.

Extended Diplomas provide the highest and most comprehensive level of learning consisting of seven or more units and typically take between seven and 12 months to complete.

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Dont forget

You can always top up from any qualification to the next

Meaning if you choose an Award course to begin with, for example if you want to complete in a couple of months before a long break – you can Top-up to a Certificate or Diploma to continue progressing at the pace you are comfortable with and build your professional development journey around your life.

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Step 3 - Your career goals

Choose a framework for your specific needs

To be clear, all our courses are Management Courses, which are served in various frameworks to suit individual career goals.

Management & Leadership courses

  • General Management & Leadership Courses
  • EDI Courses
  • Innovation & Change Courses
  • Finance & Purchasing Courses

 

Coaching & Mentoring Courses

Management Consulting Courses

Project Management Courses

You may also want to consider our CMI Micro-learning programmes, which can be progressed to Level 5 Qualification.

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Step 4
Choose a payment option

PAY BY INVOICE
Raise an invoice for your organisation to pay for your course. Enrolment can begin after payment has been received.

PAY UPFRONT
Pay for your course in full through our website and begin your enrolment straight away.

PAY 1 UNIT AT A TIME
First payment includes your Registration Fee plus one unit. Pay for your next unit as you progress through the course.

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Step 5
Begin

We look forward to welcoming you!

SUMMARY:

1. Choose your Level (4,5,6,7 or 8)

2. Choose your Certification (Award, Certificate or a Diploma)

3. Choose your Framework (Management, Coaching, Consulting, PM or EDI

4. Choose how to pay

5. Begin

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Dont forget

You can always top up from any qualification to the next

Meaning if you choose an Award course to begin with, for example if you want to complete in a couple of months before a long break – you can Top-up to a Certificate or Diploma to continue progressing at the pace you are comfortable with and build your professional development journey around your life.

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