Level 5 Programme

‘For the Management Professionals of the future’ 

CMI Level 5 (QCF)

Award, Certificate or Diploma in Management & Leadership – 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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Simon Wilson
Simon works with CMBD clients to improve their business and operational performance by fusing his knowledge of problem solving tools and methodologies from the world of lean/six-sigma with his understanding of organisational behaviour and occupational psychology. Simon supports Brent on the Level 5 programme.
With his background in organisational behaviour/occupational psychology and his many years' experience of improvement programmes in various sectors (including Rolls Royce), Simon is able to support clients across the full spectrum of activities necessary for success. Such activities might well range from structuring an improvement programme and determining priorities, through to developing the right culture and leadership team.

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(Further audio files about the optional qualification assignments and how to complete them can be found on the 'Resource' page of the website in the Level 5 section).

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Designed for the more experienced manager, the Level 5 CMBD Management and Leadership programme consists of a series of six one day workshops and a choice of optional work-based assignments that can be completed to gain one of the CMI qualifications associated with this course.

The purpose of the programme is to challenge the delegates to analyse their leadership style and to look at the culture and leadership style of their organisation. This is a rich area of study and we will look at the work of many of the contributors in this area. At the heart of the programme is the CMI Level 5 Qualification in Management & Leadership. This is an internationally recognised qualification with guided hours of learning  leading to the completion of work-based assignments. The six workshops provide 36 guided learning hours, the remainder (depending on which option candidates are taking) coming from completing the assignments. Completion of the qualification is optional and requires registration of the candidate with the awarding body.

For much more detail and information on the qualification aspect, please feel free to browse or download the following CMI documents;

CMI Level 5 Qualification Factsheet

CMI Level 5 Qualification Syllabus

The benefits for the individuals taking part include:

The benefits to the delegate organisation include:

Designed for:

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

The Programme content:

Each of the six workshops is self-contained and focuses on a particular aspect of the course. The content is challenging and requires delegates to have appropriate management and leadership experience (but not previous formal management training). Indicative module content is outlined below for each of the six days of the programme. The course content is supported by an on-line resource centre and delegates are lent an appropriate text book for the duration of their course (Organisational Behaviour Huczynski & Buchanan).

Session One – Leadership and Management

Homework: To consider the leadership styles of the organisation and to assess the effectiveness of these, comparing own leadership techniques and style. Case studies and reading set by tutor for group discussion.

Session Two – Team Dynamics, Autonomy and Performance Management

Homework: To assess the team autonomy position, team role strengths and weaknesses of own team, identifying opportunities to improve team and individual performance. Case studies and reading set by tutor for group discussion.

Session Three – Motivation, Planning and Problem Solving

Morning session

Afternoon session

Homework: How does motivation relate to the organisational culture in terms of mission, vision and values? Case studies and reading set by tutor for group discussion.


Session Four – Communication

Homework: 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? Case studies and reading set by tutor for group discussion.

Session Five – Personal Effectiveness and Project Planning Skills

Morning session

Afternoon session

Homework: To identify a project that will achieve a strategic goal for the organisation and to plan that project. Case studies and reading set by tutor for group discussion.

Session Six – Developing Organisational, Team and Individual capability


Further information:

The programme is designed for six to twelve delegates and can be run in-house with bespoke content to suit your organisation if required. Please contact us for details of this service and for delegate fees.

Should delegates require registration with the awarding body to complete any of the optional Level 5 qualifications that are available with this programme, then a further fee (to cover CMI registration, tutorial support and assignment marking) will be payable. The fee depends on which level qualification is taken.

The qualification options are shown below but we suggest that you discuss with us which level may be most appropriate for your delegates.

Award (6 credit points & one assignment)

Certificate (13 credit points & 2 assignments)

Diploma (38 credit points & 5 or 6 assignments)

Further CMI qualification information can also be found on the links below:

CMI Level 5 Qualification Factsheet

CMI Level 5 Qualification Syllabus

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