Award in Management and Leadership (Unit 501)

You will strengthen and develop your knowledge of middle management by focusing on key management principles. 

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Leadership, Management and Human Resources
  • Qualification CMI Award
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 5
  • Location Future Skills Centre
  • Course Length 13 weeks
  • Start Date *Please see below
  • End Date *Please see below
  • Day *Please see below
  • Times 09:30-16:30
  • Fee £495.00
  • Reduced Fee


  • Course Code *Please see below

This Level 5 qualification in Management and Leadership is designed for practising middle managers and those aspiring to senior management who want to develop their core management skills such as managing resources, recruitment and information management. Designed for learners who want to develop or sharpen their professional edge and enhance personal effectiveness, learners will evaluate the impact of an organisation’s structure and governance on management and leadership. They will explore theoretical models, management and leadership styles and approaches designed to promote a culture of mutual trust, respect and support. Learners who are aspiring to a higher management role may progress to roles such as operations manager, regional manager, or divisional manager.

Classroom delivery from experienced managers and tutors with activities included throughout to support learners in being able to complete written assignments.

Dates are as follows –

Day Start Finish Time Weeks Fee Site Course code
Monday 24-Apr-23 25-Sep-23 09:30-16:30 13 £495 Future Skills Centre P5PAMLE0/1/3
Thursday 02-Nov-23 08-Feb-24 09:30-16:30 13 £495 Future Skills Centre P5PCMSU0/3/1
Wednesday 17-Apr-24 18-Sep-24 09:30-16:30 13 £495 Future Skills Centre P5PCMSU0/3/2

Teaching and learning methods

Workshop based teaching and in computer suites for practice sessions. Sessions are delivered by highly qualified industry specialists.

Assessment is via practical work-based assignments provided by CMI. This ensures that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context (if appropriate).

Modules and assessment

Providing an overview of the roles and responsibilities required for managers, the Award will develop the skills required for this level of responsibility.


  • Principles of Management and Leadership in an Organisational Context

Career options and progression

On successful completion of a Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership, a number of progression opportunities become available:

  • Enhance your professional status by upgrading your CMI membership
  • Progress to other qualifications at the same level (e.g. from Level 5 Award to Level 5 Certificate)
  • Progress to other qualifications at the next level (e.g. from Level 5 Diploma to Level 7 Certificate)
  • Apply to become a Chartered Manager

Learners who are aspiring to a management role may progress to roles such as: Operations manager, Department manager, Regional manager, Centre manager, Divisional Manager, Specialist manager.


Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade C and above although other relevant or prior work experience may also be considered as an alternative. Learners will need to have access to a PC with internet connection to access online resources and complete assignments. CMI application form and interview with CMI tutor required.


Professional classrooms with access to IT equipment and variety of books, journals and online resources through the College Learning Resource Centre.

Access to computers at the multiple LRC locations.

CMI student membership for the course duration.

Additional Costs


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