Only 1 in 5 Managers have a recognised Management Qualification and yet Employers are actively looking for people with these qualifications right now!  Why not join the ‘1 in 5’and make your  CV stand out from the crowd by gaining a CMI  qualification at Sandwell College?


Why do this Course?

If you already have some team management/leadership experience  or if you plan to become a team manager/ leader in the future, then a CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership course may be ideal for you.   The course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to manage and lead effectively, enabling you to develop (or sharpen) your professional edge and enhance your personal effectiveness.


How much does the Course Cost?

This course is currently funded by the ‘West Midlands Combined Authority’ and is FREE to adult residents living in eligible post-code areas.


What does the Course Involve?

You will study two units:-

  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Managing a Team to Achieve Results


Whilst on the course, you will be given FREE professional membership of the CMI, which includes access to a range of CMI products and services to support you throughout the qualification and later as you progress in their career. 


In addition you will have a FREE ‘LinkedIn Learning’ account throughout your studies, which means you will have access to over 16,000 free online, bite-sized courses.


How is the Course Assessed?

Each unit is assessed by one written assignment of approximately 2,000-2,500 words. 


How is the Course Delivered?

The course is delivered fully online with ‘real-time’ interactive classes taking place on Tuesdays 6 – 9pm, using the Zoom video conferencing platform.  Online, on-demand learning materials are available 24/7 and are accessible by both PCs and mobile devices.


When does the Course Start and End?

Start Date: Tuesday 4th May 2021

End Date:  Tuesday 27th July 2021


What are the Entry Requirements?

You must have gained a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English or equivalent qualifications.

However, if you are a mature applicant (over 21 years) your  work experience (paid and/or unpaid) may be  taken into account in lieu of formal qualifications.


What Progression Opportunities are there?

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the  CMI Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership

Other progression opportunities include moving on to CMI qualifications at the next level, for example the CMI Level 5 Certificate/Diploma  in; Management and Leadership.


For more information, please contact Danny Thomas 07392129663 [email protected]