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Contents03 What are the benefits of a professional qualification with CMI?04 Why should I study with CMI?05 What support will I receive?06 How does studying with CMI work?07 What’s involved?08 NVQ qualifications (QCF)10 Which qualification?12 Management and Leadership qualifications (QCF)19 Coaching and Mentoring qualifications (QCF)20 Chartered Manager22 Take the next step What are the benefits of a professional qualification with CMI? Investing in your future with professional qualifications takes time and dedication but the results are worth the effort. You’ll be more marketable A professional qualification speaks volumes to prospective employers, giving you the advantage when looking for your next career move. It’s recognition of your skills, ambition and commitment that could make all the difference. You’ll earn more money Research has shown that on gaining a professional qualification you can expect to earn up to £81,000 more during your career compared to an individual with no professional qualifications. You’ll perform better A professional qualification will not only hone your current skills and practices, but equip you with a range of new ones, giving you the professional tools to be the best you can within your chosen field. 03
Why should I study with CMI? What support will I receive as a studying member?Learn with CMI and receive more value for your investment with As a studying member, you can access a wide range of useful informationqualification standards that are second to none. and services that will help you during your studies.We’re the only chartered body in the UK dedicated to “In today’s challenging business environment, experience alone Study support Career developmentmanagement and leadership is not enough. Professional qualifications are vital to anyone There are a wealth of learning resources available to you worth We also offer relevant, practical advice throughout your careerWe work strategically with the Council for Administration over £1,000 to help you succeed. And to make life easy, we’ve that will help you improve your day-to-day management looking to succeed within their career and by studying with CMI,(CfA) to help set the National Occupational Standards for pooled all the key resources that we know you’ll need in one development including:Management and Leadership. It’s a responsibility that gives the only Chartered Body for management and leadership in place so you won’t have to waste valuable time tracking them • Expert advice on writing a winning CVus the credibility and expertise that no other organisation down. the UK, you can ensure you receive the gold standard in your • Succeeding at interviewspossesses, along with the insight, experience and resources • Quickly find study resources directly linked to yourto deliver the results you’re looking for. training and development.” qualification • Access to thousands of nationwide vacancies via Find a JobFully recognised qualifications Narinder Uppal BA MSc FCMI MCIM • Access checklists, podcasts, e-learning tools and more via • Advice on volunteeringCMI qualifications are derived from the National Occupational Director of Awarding Body & International Development ManagementDirect, our unique online resource • Becoming a consultantStandards for Management and Leadership and accredited • Get hints and tips from other students and tutors in our Studyon the UK Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF) and the • Dealing with redundancy Zone networkEuropean Qualifications Framework, meaning your qualification So now you know we’re with you for the whole journey, all youwill be fully recognised throughout the UK and Europe. • Network with other students in our online community or at have to do is choose the right qualification for you! our regional events What’s more, every time you access our online resources, our system automatically updates your unique Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record. So when you need it, you’ve got an exact record of your development to show prospective employers.04 05
How does studying with CMI work? What’s involved?With a large range of qualifications accessed through flexible study Offering a comprehensive range of qualifications at multiple levels, we canoptions, you can learn what you want, how you want. take your learning from newly qualified through to Managing Director.A progressive framework Access the qualification that’s best for you What are the entry requirements? “I was looking to make a career move, but began toWe provide a progressive framework that enables you to Drawing upon your personal experience, position and professional There are no specific entry requirements for our qualifications, realise that without any type of formal qualificationdevelop and broaden your management skills. Each qualification needs, CMI undertakes the learning that best suits you with no but in most cases you’ll already be a manager or leader with theleads on from the next, delivering professional learning that obligation to continue your learning once you have gained the would find it difficult to progress much further. CMI relevant experience to understand and make use of the skillsequips you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to take qualifications you need. and knowledge you’ll learn. emerged as the organisation that would help meyour career where you want it to be. Flexible learning How long will my qualification take? achieve the qualification I needed to move onwardsWithin each of our levels there is the choice of studying for threedifferent sizes of qualification: Our highly flexible approach to studying involves a wide choice It all depends on the units you undertake within your chosen and upwards.” of units enabling you to pick and choose the content of our qualification and the delivery times. Plus methods can vary• Award Greg Evans CMgr MCMI qualifications, creating a course personally tailored in size and between Approved Centres. Here’s a rough guide: A concise qualification developing basic skills content to best suit your needs. Nuclear Power Station, Magnox North Ltd and knowledge • Award – can take as little as 2-3 weeks Learn close to home• Certificate • Certificate – can take between 1-3 months Building on and broadening the areas covered With over 500 Approved Centres across the UK, learning within the Award locally with CMI is easy. However, if your circumstances • Diploma – can take between 6-12 months dictate that distance learning is the better option, that’s not• Diploma How are these qualifications assessed? a problem. Development of a comprehensive range of skills Assessment is normally through practical work-based and knowledge See if it’s right for you assignments provided by your local Approved Centre.Top up your qualification If you’d like a taster of what’s available, we also offer CMI That means you spend as little time as possible awayOn gaining an award or certificate in a CMI qualification, you introductory units within our core qualifications. These introductory from work and carry out study that’s relevant to yourhave the option to top it up to reach the next size of qualification courses are a great start to find the right course for you. organisation.– be it award to certificate or certificate to diploma – with no needto recover previous content. 06 07
NVQ qualifications (QCF)Our NVQ QCF (Qualifications The qualifications are made up of small units that can be accumulated at your own pace and be put towards a full, Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Team Leading (QCF) “I’ve found my CMI qualification to be hugely Designed for team leaders and managers, this qualification helps beneficial. The practical advantages for a currentCredit Framework) are new nationally recognised qualification. You can also bank your identify ways that will help raise personal performance as well as achievements over time and keep them as you move from improving communication skills and working relationships. It’s an manager are immediate, as the course is tailoredwork-related, vocational one job to another so you don’t have to re-take any units excellent foundation for career progression. towards key management areas which are crucial that you’ve already studied.qualifications that enable you to • Recognises smaller steps of learning and enables you to Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Management (QCF) in effective leadership.”learn at your own pace in a way build up qualifications gradually Ideal for those taking their first steps on the managerial ladder, Richard Stephen • Helps you achieve skills and qualifications that meet industry this qualification helps managers create and implement their ownthat suits you. They have been needs professional development plan and aims to build team-leading Serco Defence, RAF Alconbury skills such as allocating work and setting individuals objectives.designed with the help of • Enables work-based training to be nationally recognised Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF)employers, which means you’re Suitable for middle or senior managers, this Diploma helpsgaining the kind of skills that managers provide effective leadership and direction in their area of responsibility, plan and develop operational changesemployers are looking for. and improve team productivity. Typical units Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF) Developing working relationships with colleagues This qualification aims to develop the skills of managers in Setting objectives and providing support for your a senior strategic role by broadening their leadership and team members coaching competencies as well as improving their capability to direct and support others through organisational change. Planning, allocating and monitoring the work of your team Developing and evaluating operational plans for your own area of responsibility Developing a strategic business plan Leading change in an organisation08 09
Which qualification?Find the right management course for you, based on where you are in your career and where you want to go. Aspiring manager u Level 2 Team Leading (QCF) u Still learning u Level 3 First Line Management (QCF) What level of experience best Junior manager u describes you in your current role? Are you looking to perform better in your u Perform u Level 3 First Line Management u Experienced u current role or progress to the next level? u Progress u Level 4 Management and Leadership u Still learning u Level 5 Management and Leadership (QCF) What level of experience best Middle manager u describes you in your current role? Are you looking to perform better in your u Perform u Level 5 Management and Leadership u Experienced u current role or progress to the next level? u Progress u Level 6 Management and Leadership u Still learning u Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF) What level of experience best Senior manager u describes you in your current role? Are you looking to perform better in your u Perform u Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership u Experienced u current role or progress to the next level? u Progress u Level 8 Strategic Direction and Leadership Level 8 Strategic Direction and Leadership (QCF) What level of experience best Senior manager u u Experienced u describes you in your current role? Are you looking to perform better in your Progress to u PhD level u Level 8 Strategic Direction and Leadership current role or progress to the next level?10 11
u CMI Level 2: Team Leading (QCF) u CMI Level 3: First Line Management (QCF)This qualification is designed Award Developed for supervisors and first Award Our Level 2 Award in Team Leading lets you develop your Our Level 3 Award in First Line Management provides anfor practising or aspiring team knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a team leader by line managers who have operational introduction to the skills, roles and responsibilities of this focusing on specific skills areas. management area. It will also develop your basic knowledgeleaders who are responsible for responsibility for a defined area of by focusing on the development of specific management skills. Certificatethe activities and performance A more extensive qualification, our Level 2 Certificate in Team activity, this qualification gives junior Certificateof others in achieving company Leading gives you a broader knowledge of team leading skills while focusing on the specific leadership areas appropriate to managers the communication and A more extensive qualification, our Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management gives you a broader knowledge of effectiveobjectives. you and your workplace. motivational skills to help improve management skills while focusing on the specific management areas appropriate to you and your workplace. Diploma operational efficiency. Diploma With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading gives you all the key skills and competencies With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 3 Diploma you’ll need to become an effective team leader. in First Line Management gives you all the key skills and competencies you’ll need to become an effective first line manager.“I’d never have thought that a management Typical unitsdevelopment course could have so much personal “I do not have a degree, but working Typical unitsand professional impact on someone my age. It Role of the team leader in a University I find being able tohas been a fantastic starting point for me and I’m Developing yourself use ‘MCMI’ signals that I do have a Personal developmentlooking forward to the next level.” Effective communication qualification which reflects the needs Resource planningJessica Tichener Planning and allocating work to the team of my role – operational management Meeting stakeholder needsVT Group plc Working with others being the most important.” Managing and communicating Team performance Isabel Cherrett MCMI Developing individuals and needs Providing customer service Conducting a management project12 Get more information by calling 01536 207 496 or visit www.managers.org.uk Get more information by calling 01536 207 496 or visit www.managers.org.uk 13
u CMI Level 4: Management and Leadership (QCF) u CMI Level 5: Management and Leadership (QCF)This qualification, designed for Award These qualifications are designed Award Our Level 4 Award in Management and Leadership allows you Our Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership lets youjunior managers, helps to grow to develop your knowledge of the roles and responsibilities for middle managers and those strengthen and develop your knowledge of middle required in management and leadership by focusing on specific management by focusing on specific management areas thatprofessional management skills skills areas. aspiring to senior management are applicable to your job.including decision-making, Certificate who want to develop key skills Certificatemanaging team dynamics and A more extensive qualification, our Level 4 Management and Leadership Certificate gives you a broader knowledge of the such as managing resources, A more extensive qualification, our Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership gives you a broader knowledgedelegation capability. skills needed to be an effective manager, while focusing on the specific leadership areas appropriate to you and your workplace. recruitment and information of middle management skills while focusing on the specific leadership areas appropriate to you and your workplace. Diploma management. Diploma With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 4 With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 5 Diploma in management and Leadership Diploma gives you all the key Management and Leadership gives you all the key skills and skills and competencies you’ll need to become the manager competencies you’ll need to become an effective middle you want to be. manager. A Diploma in Management and Leadership is the benchmark qualification for full CMI membership, taking you“I wasn’t used to managing other people as I Typical units another step towards Chartered Manager status.hadn’t been in that position before. I wanted An introduction to staff inspection techniques “Through a CMI qualification, I learnt how to use Typical unitsto be a good manager and was aware that my Managing team dynamics the skills I already had more effectively and how tocompetence as a manager and my management Personal development Managing equality & diversity evaluate my own working practices. I also learnt newstyle would have a big impact on my team and Information-based decision making Management report writing skills from the training days and how to apply these Resource managementother colleagues.” Managing and guiding interviews to my own situation.” Meeting stakeholders and quality needsJustin Skinner Introducing organisational culture, values and Conducting and managing a project Julie BrantonHead of Capital Modelling, QBE behaviour Being a leader University of Hull14 Get more information by calling 01536 207 496 or visit www.managers.org.uk Get more information by calling 01536 207 496 or visit www.managers.org.uk 15
u CMI Level 6: Management and Leadership (QCF) u CMI Level 7: Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF)Developed for middle managers Award Developed for senior managers Award Our Level 6 Award in Management and Leadership allows you This Award will build on the management skills and knowledgeaspiring to senior management, to develop your knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a who have the responsibility to you already have. It will give you a greater understanding of the manager by focusing on specific skill areas. various roles and responsibilities involved in strategic managementthis qualification is designed to Certificate translate organisational strategy and through focusing on specific areas of management, we’llimprove personal management A more extensive qualification, our Level 6 Certificate in into effective performance, this tailor your qualification to suit your professional needs. Certificatecapabilities through effective Management and Leadership gives you a broader knowledge of management skills while focusing on the specific areas qualification requires the manager A more extensive qualification, our Level 7 Certificate in Strategicdecision-making and strategic appropriate to you and your workplace. to focus on the requirements of Management and Leadership gives you a broader knowledge of effective management skills while focusing on the specificleadership. Diploma implementing the organisation’s management areas appropriate to you and your workplace. With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 6 Management and Leadership Diploma gives you all the key skills and strategy. Diploma competencies you’ll need to become the manager you want With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 7 Diploma in to be. Strategic Management and Leadership gives you all the key skills and competencies you’ll need to become an effective strategic manager.“I believe gaining the qualifications and my Chartered Typical unitsManager status has changed the way I work Managing organisational culture “I have used CMI as a competency benchmark Typical unitsbecause I use what I have learned all the time.” Being a strategic leader for my development.”Joyce Moyes CMgr Personal development Managing the change process Simon Burtonshaw Gunn FIBC FCMIAbacus Day Nurseries Strategic performance management Managerial decision making Principal Management Consultant Financial management Personal development as a strategic manager Strategic information management Leading equality and diversity Conducting a strategic project Organisational direction16 Get more information by calling 01536 207 496 or visit www.managers.org.uk Get more information by calling 01536 207 496 or visit www.managers.org.uk 17
CMI Levels 3, 5 & 7:u CMI Level 8: Strategic Direction and Leadership (QCF) Coaching and Mentoring qualifications (QCF)This qualification is designed for Award Whether you are just starting out Each level of learning is available in three different stages designed to improve specific managerial skills and competencies The Level 8 Award in Strategic Management and Leadershipsenior managers who have the is a concise qualification that allows you to strengthen your in management or are at the top depending on your experience, position and professional needs: existing management and leadership skills and enhance your Level 3responsibility for developing and knowledge of the various roles and responsibilities of the of your game with the responsibility Designed for supervisors and first line managers to deliverimplementing effective ethical and strategic manager. to implement an organisation-wide the development of coaching and mentoring skills, with the Certificate techniques to manage individuals and teams to achieve theircollective strategies across their The Level 8 Strategic Management and Leadership Certificate policy, our Coaching and Mentoring objectives.organisation. builds and broadens on the skills and knowledge gained in the award, further developing your strategic management and qualifications will provide you with Level 5 leadership skills for application to you and your workplace. the knowledge and skills you need Designed for developing management coaching and mentoring skills, helping you to identify the links between coaching, Diploma to get the very best from your team. mentoring and the achievement of business goals. Our Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Level 7 is a comprehensive qualification providing you with all the Designed for directors and senior managers with authority key strategic management skills necessary to implement and drive, helping them to translate organisational strategy organisational strategy and drive change. into effective business performance.“I started seeking a way to benchmark my Typical units “My CMI qualification has given me so much more Typical unitsmanagement and leadership strengths and find a than just a nationally recognised qualification. The Personal development as a strategic leader Principles, skills and impact of coaching andpath to professional recognition. Chartered Manager standard of work I’m producing in my department mentoring on teams Collective strategy developmentfulfilled these needs on both counts.” has really improved and my self-confidence has Coaching and mentoring operational processes Inter-organisational strategic planningNeil Ventura MCMI developed beyond comprehension.” Coaching and mentoring relationships Inter-organisational strategic direction Coaching and mentoring for individual and team Strategic leadership practises Andrew Holland needs Humber Mental Health Teaching NHS Trust Strategic culture Managing team dynamics18 Get more information by calling 01536 207 496 or visit www.managers.org.uk Get more information by calling 01536 207 496 or visit www.managers.org.uk 19
Chartered ManagerChartered Manager is the highest status that can be achieved in the The survey says... “Despite having an MBA, a Certified Management A recent survey of Chartered Managers in the UK Consultant and a Chartered MCIPD, the reasons Imanagerial profession. Awarded only by CMI, it is recognised throughout found that: embarked on the Chartered Manager journey werethe public and private sectors and across all management disciplines. • 97% of existing Chartered Managers agreed Chartered threefold; updating (maintenance), competence status recognises the excellence and application of theirQualifications prove that you have the knowledge. Chartered Manager management skills (survival) and enhancing my mobility (skills as a • 86% agreed Chartered status has or will help them develop manager) in my career. Without my Charteredstatus proves that you use this knowledge to deliver results. in their career Manager status I couldn’t have moved quite so • 99% confirm Chartered Manager is relevant to personal development easily between industries as my career unfolded.”What’s in it for me? What’s involvedChartered Manager gives you more than just letters after your Chartered Manager is awarded based on practical Should you be a Chartered Manager? Judy Craske CMgr MCMIname – it is a career-defining attribute. application of your skills and expertise in leading people Transition Manager at Magnox North Ltd Have you: and managing change.• Professional recognition and independent endorsement of • Successfully implemented positive, beneficial changes your ability to deliver results It’s a streamlined process designed to fit in with your to your organisation, division or department? schedule, completed over 10-30 hours, consisting:• A means of differentiation, setting you apart and boosting • Created a significant product, service or market development your career – not to mention your salary! 1. Online assessment questionnaire completed by yourself that did not previously exist? and colleagues• A stimulus to career progression – helping you become a • Achieved targets or objectives above what was thought more confident, efficient leader 2. A submission to describe how you have developed as possible or expected? a manager, and applied your leadership and change• Puts you alongside other Chartered professionals • Made significant savings or performance improvement management skills to increase the success or improve the performance of your organisation over the past 18 months via a new way of doing things? 3. An assessment interview • Increased profit or market share? If you answered yes, then you should be a Chartered Manager. 20 Get more information by calling 01536 207 429 or e-mail email@example.com Get more information by calling 01536 207 429 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 21
Take the next stepStudy at one of our centresIf you’d like to find out where your nearest Approved Centrefor your qualification is just visit the ‘Where to study’ sectionat www.managers.org.uk and enter your postcode.Distance learningIf you prefer to learn at your own pace without attendingparticular classes at specific times just email us email@example.com and we’ll send youa list of our approved distance learning providers.Find out moreIf you’d like to talk to someone about our qualificationsregarding any questions you may have all you have to dois call 01536 207 496 and you’ll be put through tosomeone that can help.Get more information by calling01536 207 496or visit www.managers.org.uk/qualifications 22
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