Assessment: Being a Leader

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Complete two of our assessment courses and you will be able to apply to do just that.


Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership

Certified by

Switch Education and Chartered Management Institute

Chartered Manager Pathway


Study method

Independent, self-paced

Start date

Upon completion of Leading for Success


24 hours



Get Recognised. Get Chartered.

This Being a Leader Assessment course is endorsed by the Chartered Management Institute (UK), an organisation that for over 60 years has been dedicated to developing and supporting world class leaders and managers throughout their careers.

Being a Leader and Introduction to Management and Leadership are the two assessment courses approved by CMI which enable you to be awarded the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership.

If you already have 5 years management experience, obtaining this Certificate will enable you to apply for globally-recognised designation of Chartered Manager.


Why study this course?

You need to pass this assessment course in order to receive your Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership.

Course overview

The CMI Being a Leader assessment is concerned with leadership skills and securing team commitment. It is one of the two courses you are required to complete in order to receive your CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership. With this qualification, you are well on your way to become a Chartered Manager.

This course consists of three separate tasks which must all be completed in order to be successful. There is also a reflective piece which must be submitted.

The first task is concerned with external influences and their impact on the culture and values of an organisation; in particular social conscience and the global business environment. Scholars are required to think about how the need to balance legal and ethical requirements as well as how these external factors influence the way they lead themselves and their team.


Task Two asks scholars to demonstrate their understanding of different leadership styles and to provide examples from their experience of how adopting different styles can be helpful in addressing current issues such as globalisation and corporate responsibility.


The third task asks scholars to explain how they would achieve a professional culture within their organisation and develop rapport and trust among their staff.


How we support you

Pedagogy that works

We combine over 50 years of business and education experience, social cognitive theory principles and lots of reflection and practice to ensure you will leave our programmes transformed.

Experienced facilitators

Switch educators are experienced, academically qualified and successful senior managers with a passion for helping people to learn. They are committed to creating more empowered and happier workplaces.

Empowered Learning

We believe learning should be an empowering experience. The most impactful learning needs self-reflection – and only through self-reflection do we learn how to be self-directed and self-managing. That’s why we’ve created a self-directed learning platform with as much built-in support as possible.

CMI Membership

As CMI will be marking your final assessment, you have access to their online resources via the website This includes checklists, management models, learner videos and podcasts, among various other formats tailored to many different learning styles.

Learning Journal

In all Switch courses, there is a learning journal in the form of a digital workbook designed to help you capture your reflections. If you are planning to become a Chartered Manager, these notes will give you a jump start.

Task Plans

Each Assessment Task is broken down into parts to ensure your answer is thorough and complete.

Draft Submission

We offer you the opportunity to allow us to provide feedback on a draft submission prior to your actual submission.

Management Direct

Access over 25,000 books and 40,000 journals, making it the largest library in Europe dedicated to management and leadership


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