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Leadership & Management

CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership

Course details

Start Date

21 November 2024

CPD Points





5 sessions over 4 months - next programme commences - 21 November 2024


GTA University Centre

Course Overview

This course is specifically designed to improve management techniques as well as skills. You will gain a more advanced understanding of how a workplace manager should manage their processes as well as their staff. In undertaking this course you will develop your workplace problem-solving skills as you apply the management models and theories you have learned from completing the assignments, to practical everyday work scenarios.

Course Content

Induction - 21 November 2024 (09:00-16:30)

The course consists of two modules as follows:

Principles of Leadership Practice - 28 November 2024 (09:00-16:30) & 05 December 2024 (09:00-16:30)

The aim of this unit is to develop managers’ understanding of ethical leadership and the impact of culture and values on leadership. Managers will examine leadership models and the concept of empowerment, with consideration of techniques and methods for leading others.

Managing Performance - 23 January 2025 (09:00-16:30) & 06 February 2025 (09:00-16:30)

Managing the performance of staff is essential to the smooth running of an organisation. This unit evaluates the reasons for managing performance and the approaches that can be used. It explores methods of rewarding the performance of individuals who exceed expectations, and analyses ways of managing under performance in a professional and supportive manner. This unit focuses on the way performance management, when used effectively, is able to impact on individual and organisational achievement.

Students benefit from comprehensive lecture materials, tutor support for each module and a one-to-one development tutorial.

In addition to the workshops you will be expected to spend approximately 20-25 hours self-studying per unit.

Course Benefits

The GTA University Centre, in partnership with the College of Further Education, is offering this Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, a professional management qualification which will be delivered on-island by Chartered Management Institute approved tutors.

A practical qualification, the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership gives you a broader knowledge of middle management skills whilst focusing on the specific leadership areas appropriate to you and your workplace. The GTA and the College of Further Education have a proven track record of working with the CMI, achieving very high pass rates at both certificate and diploma level.

The level 5 qualifications in management and leadership are designed for managers who want to develop core management skills such as managing resources, recruitment, and information management. These qualifications focus on the development of management capabilities and competencies.

These qualifications aim at practising or aspiring managers and leaders who are typically accountable to a senior manager or business owner. The primary role of the practising or aspiring manager and leader is to lead and manage individuals and teams to deliver aims and objectives in line with organisational strategy.


2-3 days to write each assignment. There is one assignment for each subject via practical work-based assignments. This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.

Next Steps

If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the ‘Book Course’ button to the right of this page and login or register for a user account to complete your booking(s). Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or call us on 01481 224570.

If no date is scheduled for this course at the present time please click on the ‘Register Interest’ button and login or register for a user account so that we can add you to our course interest register. This register allows us to contact our tutors and finalise dates for a course as soon as we have a few people who have expressed their interest, so the more delegates who register their interest, the sooner we can schedule a particular course.

Course Tutor

  • Alison McDonald

    Alison McDonald has over 18 years’ management experience in the dynamic world of food retail, which included the role of training coordinator for 6 new stores in Scotland. She has over 3 years local experience as a Learning Consultant successfully delivering bespoke courses to a wide range of organisations including finance, legal, retail, manufacturing and the public sector. Her management experience coupled with her love of training brings a ‘hands-on’, relevant approach to training. She fully appreciates the realities of managing teams and believes effective people development is the key to success.

Upcoming Courses

Some courses we run are scheduled based on demand. Please ensure you register your interest to ensure we know which courses you would like to attend.