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L3 CMI Certificate Principles of Management and Leadership Level 3 | Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership

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This qualification is aimed at practicing or aspiring managers who will supervise or manage a team to achieve clearly defined outcomes. They will set and monitor goals and objectives by providing instructions, direction and guidance. Day to day operational and project activities are a key part of their role. 

The certificate provides a broader knowledge of skills to help you be more effective in specific management areas, with increased focus on the areas that are most appropriate to your role and organisation.

During the course you will learn the following:

  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of a team leader
  • Understanding a range of leadership styles, their benefits and potential impact on the individuals and performance
  • Understanding leadership qualities and review own leadership qualities and potential
  • Know how to communicate the organisation's vision and strategy to the team
  • Know how to motivate and develop the team

The two units of this course are;

CMI 301 – Principles of Management and Leadership: Being equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to manage and lead effectively are essential if an individual and their organisation are to succeed. This unit has been designed for learners who want to develop or sharpen their professional edge and enhance personal effectiveness. This unit focuses on the ways in which an organisation operates. The application of management and leadership approaches and how these can positively impact your ability to lead, improve performance and support your team, customers and colleagues.

CMI 302 – Managing a Team to Achieve Results: The ability to manage teams, which are able to communicate effectively and overcome barriers to achievement is a critical skill for any manager. High performing cohesive teams are created in an environment where there is a collective understanding of values, goals and objectives. This unit has been developed to support managers in understanding the nature of teams in the workplace, and how these can be managed to achieve results.

This course is being delivered via Microsoft Teams. For more information email [email protected]

How will I learn?

Live Online Interactive Learning Webinars
With this course we have brought the classroom to you and created an interactive online learning environment. These sessions are never pre-recorded and like in a classroom you will have a teacher and other students interacting with you live on set teaching dates. Allowing you to ask questions and gain skills all without leaving your desk. For more information on how these classes work please email [email protected].

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Entry Requirements

You will need to have a good level of english and assignment writing. This qualification is aimed at practicing or aspiring managers who will supervise or mange a team to achieve clearly defined outcomes.

The course provides a number of benefits for individuals including learning core leadership and management skills, improve your own/teams work performance and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

This course also provides a number of benefits for employers including effective team leaders and motivated teams, increased productivity and customise their qualifications to suit organisational and individual needs.

For more information about entry requirements please contact [email protected].

What can I do next?

On successful completion of a Level 3 Qualification in Principles of Management and Leadership, a number of progression opportunities become available. Progression routes include enhancement of your professional status, progress to other qualifications at the next level (e.g. from Level 3 Certificate to Level 4 or 5 Certificate) and options to apply to be a Chartered Manager.

Learners who are aspiring to a management role may progress to roles such as team leader, supervisor, project officer, shift manager and foreperson. If you would like to discuss progression options more please get in touch with us at [email protected].

Our qualified careers advisers can help our part-time learners understand your life and work choices, identify your values and work styles and offer valuable tools which enable you to transfer this effectively to the workplace. Whether it be job change, promotion or re-entering the employment market after a time away, we offer 1:1 confidential, impartial and unbiased guidance, CV Writing, apprenticeship advice, self-reflection (understanding your strengths) and advice on the various routes into all sorts of jobs.

SGS's Careers service is accredited by the Matrix quality standard and you can contact them by emailing [email protected]  or [email protected] to book a free appointment.

Additional Information

Here are just some of the benefits of attending this course:

  • Learn core leadership and management skills
  • Put these skills into practice in your workplace
  • Improve your teams performance
  • Get a nationally recognised qualification

Here are just some of the benefits for employers:

  • Effective team leaders and motivated teams
  • Increased productivity
  • Customise their qualification to suit organisational and individual needs


Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we may need to take a number of measures that could affect our planned delivery method. For example; planned on site delivery may take a blended approach; a mixture of classroom based and online activities. We will endeavour to ensure course information, including delivery method and pricing, is updated when changes are having to be made. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us before completing an enrolment form.

For information on how this may impact professional courses please email [email protected]

Please be aware this course does have a fee that is payable on enrolment, if you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.

For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.

The choosen platform for this course is Microsoft Teams. Teams allows learners and teachers to seamlessly work together, create content and share resources from a single, easy-to-learn and simple platform. On successful enrolment onto this course you will be provided with all the details required to set up Teams.

This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.

Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next.

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Course information last updated: Friday 25th September 2020 @ 8.30am (19 hours ago)

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AvailabilityOnline courses gives you the flexibility to learn from the comfort of your own home. Learners will be provided with comprehensive online learning materials which will be available via the chosen online learning platform. Access to this platform will be sent via email once your enrolment has been accepted.

The cost of this course is £395.00 which will need to be paid during your enrolment

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