Level 5

Management and Leadership CMI Level 5 Diploma (Online and On Campus)

Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
£1950 * Online Learning
Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
£1950 * Online Learning


This programme can be attended from anywhere allowing learners to balance work and study. It provides the flexibility to study at your pace and be supported by a qualified tutor at the same time.

The Diploma in Management & Leadership is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management and involves learners studying part-time College activities and work-based projects. The qualification is suitable for those who are or wish to become team leaders or supervisors in the work place. It is a great start for those at the beginning of their leadership career or for existing managers wishing to further develop and accredit their knowledge.

For more information on this course contact our training team:

Email: training@southessex.ac.uk

Telephone: 01702 221813

Online and On Campus

This flexible course is delivered by South Essex College in partnership with Mindful Education and combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom. 

Lessons last for around 45-60 minutes and are accompanied by animations and interactive case studies to help enhance the learning experience. Learners should expect to spend 3-4 hours per week. This is complimented with fortnightly ‘attend from’ anywhere sessions with the College tutor to support and review your learning & progress. This allows for complete flexibility for both the learners and employers to complete the qualification.


Entry Requirements

  • Grade 4 GCSE/A-C or level 2 equivalent in maths and English
  • Hold Suitable job role with some management responsibility

Course Structure

  • Principles of Management & Leadership in an organisational context
  • Developing, managing and leading individuals and a team to achieve success
  • Managing stakeholder relationships
  • Managing projects to achieve results
  • Managing change
  • Creating & delivering operational plans
  • Managing finance
  • Using reflective practice to inform personal and professional development

Assessment & Feedback

Assessment is based on work based assignments provided by the College per unit delivered

Online and On Campus

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model. 

Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study.

Lessons last for around 45-60 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 3-4 hours studying independently online each week.

On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group.

Course Cost

Adult, distance_learning: £1950

Attend from anywhere using the mindful platform

Fortnight group sessions via Microsoft Teams

Plus options for an end of module face-to-face session.

Course duration: 12 months

Online classroom attendance: Fortnightly (Wednesdays)

Find out more

For more information on how this course, visit the Chartered Management Institute website.

What Next...

On successful completion the following progression routes are available:

  • Operation/department manager Apprenticeship
  • Apply to become a Chartered Manager