Level 3 Programme

‘For the Management Professionals of the future’


CMI Level 3 (QCF)

Award, Certificate or Diploma in 1st Line Management – 6 days

Hexgreave Hall, Farnsfield

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Brent Warren
Brent is the Director of Training at The Centre for Management & Business Development Ltd (CMBD). He is the lead tutor on the Level 7 and Level 5 management development programmes and his responsibilities include the development of the tutors and trainers as well as overseeing course content and quality.
Brent currently delivers training and qualifications that range from Level 2 Team Leader (with an equivalence to GCSE level) right up to Level 7 Strategic Management & Leadership (with an equivalence to a Masters’ Degree or PGCE). He also designs and co-ordinates training programmes and interventions for CMBD clients and delivers a range of one-day skills workshops.

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Simone Greasley
Simone is a highly experienced professional HR practitioner, consultant and trainer. She is particularly skilled in the auditing of existing HR practices throughout client businesses, subsequently assisting in the development of a robust HR strategy that supports the attainment of organisational goals. She also supports Brent in the delivery of the Level 3 programme and has recently redesigned many of the modules.
Simone's expertise includes customer care, recruitment strategy and the design of bespoke HR related learning and & development interventions. She also has expert knowledge on UK & EU Employment Law, the development of HR policies and contractual documents, designing Talent Acquisition programmes, Investors in Excellence and IIP.

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The following link is to a report produced by a recent attendee to the Level 3 programme when asked by his manager what he thought of the course. Both him and his company have kindly given permission for us to reproduce it.

Delegate experience of L3 programme

The purpose of this programme is to supply delegates with the necessary tools to become better leaders, to manage the best results from their teams, and to provide a platform from which to develop their own style of leadership. At the heart of the programme lies the official CMI Level 3 Qualification in First Line Management, an internationally recognised qualification that candidates may choose to complete during the course. The qualification is accomplished through the completion and evaluation of work-based assignments designed to reflect the skills and experience of the delegates enrolled.

The comprehensive syllabus introduces core concepts of management and leadership theory in 36 guided learning hours over six one-day workshops, with further one-on-one tutorial support whilst candidates complete the assignment(s), if they elect to obtain the official qualification. Delegates can also access a purpose designed coaching support package to embed the training in the work-place if required.
Completion of the qualification is optional and requires registration of the candidate with the awarding body. It is awarded in three levels; Award, Certificate, or Diploma. Further information about the qualifications is available at the bottom of this page.

The benefits for the individuals taking part include;

The benefits to the delegate organisation include;

Who this programme is designed for:

The programme is designed for First Line managers and those aspiring to middle management. The qualification is flexible and allows delegates to focus on management areas relevant to their job-role. Completion of the Award or Certificate at level 3 provides a progression route to Diploma level if required or progression to level 5 at a later date. Candidates may come from any size organisation and the programme can be run on an in-house basis are on an open course format.

Sessions are normally held two to three weeks apart but this is flexible depending on the needs of the delegates. 

The programme content:

Each of the six workshops is self-contained and focuses on a particular management and leadership topic. This provides the underpinning knowledge required for the qualification, allowing the delegates to discuss and explore the various issues that are relevant to them. Indicative module content is outlined below for each of the six days of the programme. It is suggested that delegates complete a minimum of two of the assignment projects between sessions.

 Session One – Leadership and Delegation

Assignment Project: To carry out an analysis of the leadership styles of the organisation and to assess the effectiveness of these, developing own leadership techniques and style.

Session Two – Team Dynamics and Team Roles

Project: To assess the team role strengths and weaknesses of own team, identifying opportunities to improve team and individual performance. 

Session Three – Motivation

Project: To carry out a motivation survey with the team and analyse the results. How does motivation relate to the organisational culture in terms of mission, vision and values?

Session Four – Communication and Presentation Skills

Project: To identify organisational barriers to effective communication and how to overcome these. Are we sending the right message, and are we listening to the answer?  

Session Five – Time Management and Planning Skills

Project: To identify a project that will achieve an operational goal for the organisation and to plan and implement that project.

Session Six – Management Counselling and development skills

Assignment Project: To identify an individual for appraisal and to complete the process.

Further information: 

The programme is designed for six to twelve delegates and runs regularly at London Victoria venues, Newark-on-Trent, and at Touchbase (J28 M1).

It can also be run in-house with bespoke content to suit your organisation if required.
We also offer a personal coaching package that can be taken out in conjunction with the six day training programme if required. This is to enable the delegate to embed the training in the workplace.

Please contact us for details of this service, and/or for the course fees for your chosen venue by contacting Brent Warren on 07850 410033 or email

Should delegates require registration with the awarding body to complete any of the optional Level 3 qualifications that are available with the  programme, then a further fee (to cover CMI registration, tutorial support and assignment marking) will be payable. The fee is dependent on the level of qualification taken.

The qualification options are listed below, however we suggest that you discuss with us which level may be most appropriate for your delegates. Further CMI qualification information can also be found on the Level 3 course page on our website.

- Award (6 credit points & one assignment)          

- Certificate (13 credit points & 2 assignments)    
- Diploma (37 credit points & 6 assignments)       

Further CMI qualification information can also be downloaded on the following links:

CMI Level 3 Qualifications Fact sheet

CMI Level 3 Qualifications Syllabus

For more information, contact Brent Warren on 07850 410033 or email brent@cmbd.org.uk

Revised Sept 2016 (James Warren)