Management & Leadership courses


Developing Managers

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute

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level 3 award in principles of management and leadership

Level 3 in Principles of Management & Leadership

For first-line managers

Aimed at practising or aspiring managers who supervise or manage a team, project officer or shift manager to achieve clearly defined business outcomes.

CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership

Level 5 in Management & Leadership

For middle managers

Designed for practising middle managers and leaders at operations, division, departmental or specialist level, who are typically accountable to a senior manager or business owner. 

Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Level 7 in Strategic Management & Leadership

For senior managers & directors

To develop the knowledge, skills & behaviours of strategic management and leadership practice to drive business activities in a senior leadership or director role.

All available as tutor supported distance learning to ‘start when you want,

learn when you want, finish when you want’. To suit your lifestyle!

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CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership
CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership

How to choose the right course

We want to do our best to help you choose the right course for you.

  1. Start off by identifying your current level e.g. first-line, middle or senior leader or aspiring to be one of these?
    Select Level 3 for First Line, Level 5 for Middle Managers or Level 7 for Senior Leader/Director. If you are thinking of promotion to the next level then choose a higher level than your current job.
  2. Decide how much time you have to spend on your studies
    Units are between 25 and 40 hours each. Choose the Award if you want to study one Unit, select the Certificate for 3 or 4 Units and the Diploma for at least 6 Units. At Level 7 you can also undertake the Extended Diploma for 9 Units.
  3. Check how much you have to spend
    The Award will be about £549 the Certificate about £899 and the Diploma at least £1199. The Level 7 Extended Diploma is £1999. Everything is included in those fees.
  4. Is it difficult to afford right now?
    You can pay in full for all courses though if that’s not possible there are payment plans on most courses.
  5. What to do next? You will find details of all courses including the Units to be studied, the course fees and those with payment plans in our Store

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who are Developing Managers?

We are a specialist training, developing and coaching organisation with over 25 years experience of working with managers and leaders to help them get their ideal job; the job they desire, the job they deserve. As a CMI Approved Centre we are accredited and quality-assured by the CMI for the delivery of a range of their management & leadership qualifications.

CMI engaged us as expert consultants to advise them on the development and creation of learning materials for their management & leadership qualifications and we’ve been working with them for nearly 20 years.

Who are the CMI?

The Chartered Management Institute has one simple goal: to increase the number and standard of professionally qualified managers. It acts as a thought leader in researching and providing practical insight for both today’s leaders and the next generation.

They represent a membership community of over 164,000 speaking to government policy makers and are backed by Royal Charter being the only organisation that can award Chartered Manager status.

With a wealth of practical qualifications, events, and networking opportunities on offer, it helps people boost their career prospects and connect them with other ambitious professionals across all industries and sectors. There are more than 90,000 people training to be better managers right now!

Get a qualification through us and join the CMI now.

What do I get in my course pack?

You will receive by post, by email or via our website a mix of electronic and paper-based documents including;

  • all of your learning materials and their associated assignments.
  • a range of supporting resources on study skills and assignment writing
  • student membership of the CMI
  • access to Management Direct the CMI online library.
  • access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for help and support and to contact your tutors
  • a personal tutor to support you throughout your studies.
  • a final certificate sent to your home address

The price is all inclusive; there are no other fees.

What happens when I pay for my course?

Head off to the Store, select and pay for the course you want. You will receive confirmation from us and we then want to get you started so look our for a reply from us by email giving you details of how you can register on the Developing Managers website. This will also give you early access to the Virtual Learning Environment for your course.

Then watch out for a further email from us in the next 24-48 hours.

How do I get started?

Read through this whole page to get started with your understanding of the qualifications available. If you have any questions then get in touch with us by;

  • booking a meeting in the Calendar below,
  • using our Chat widget at the bottom right of all of the pages on this website
  • email us at
  • phone on 07952 179714

If you know what you want then head off into our Store to browse all of our courses.

You can still contact us using any of the means above if you have more questions and need help

Can I go on and take another course?

Once you complete your course you can enrol on a longer course using your existing credits or you can go for a higher level course e.g. Level 5 to Level 7. Or become a Chartered Manager. Talk to us about what we can do for you and what else you might be able to do.

See what our students have said

Our successful students have a lot to say about our courses and support!

You have always responded so very quickly when I’ve had questions about my studies. Thank you for your reassurance, always!

Ann Lawton

Team Leader

Completing my Level 7 Diploma has provided me will a great range of knowledge and competencies to give me the confidence to apply for my first senior role

Mark McAlpine

Sales representative

I’ve been able to get my first management qualification and then move on to the next higher qualification – all seamlessly.

Tanya Finney

Procurement Manager

The website was really easy to work my way through and I found my ideal course very quickly. The VLE was built in the same great way and I used it right the way through

Robin Stoneman

Web designer

It’s almost like you’re here with me through my studies. A quick text message, a WhatsApp or a longer meeting in Zoom. It’s so simple.

Amy Redmond

Marketing Manager

Whenever I had a question or I was stuck I was able to contact my personal tutor and get a reply the same day. The student support has been great.

Rob Bradford

Management Consultant

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