Level 5 Award in Management & Leadership: Independent

Are you after an internationally recognised qualification in Management and Leadership? Do you want the freedom to study wherever, whenever you would like? And do you want to be on the path to join a community of over 6000 elite professionals?

Here’s What You’ll Get:

  • Affiliate membership with the Chartered Management Institute (UK)
  • Leading for Success Programme: 3 courses and 13 modules
  • Switch Education Certificate of Achievement for each Course completed
  • CMI Being a Leader Assessment Course
  • 2 LIVE Coaching calls to assist completion of the Assessment course
  • CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership upon successful completion
  • Access to CMI’s world class leaders and managers library
  • Lifetime access to the step-by-step learning portal and CMI accredited content
  • Lifetime access to the social learning area
  • Downloadable Private Learning Journal

Level 5 Qualification Pathway

Certified by

Switch Education and Chartered Management Institute

Chartered Manager Pathway


Study method

Independent, self-paced

Start date



75 hours



Money Back Guarantee

14 Days



Your Information

100% Secure

Get Recognised. Be a World Class Leader.

  • 1x Programme: 3 courses and 13 modules
  • 3 x Certificates of Achievement
  • 1 x Assessment Course
  • 2 x LIVE coaching calls
  • CMI Level 5 Award in Management & Leadership
  • BONUS Membership: Chartered Management Institute
  • BONUS Access to world class library
  • BONUS Lifetime access to step-by-step learning portal
  • BONUS Lifetime access to the social learning area
  • BONUS Downloadable Private Learning Journal
  • BONUS Upgrade opportunity to Level 5 Certificate


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Why study this Programme?

This international pathway programme will help you achieve your CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership which is the first step to becoming a globally-recognised Chartered Manager with the Chartered Management Institute (UK).

This Programme 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.


Course Overview

This comprehensive Level 5 Pathway Programme will provide you with the insights, knowledge and skills to develop your leadership ability and management capacity to its full potential.

The Assessment will ensure that the concepts and principles you have learned and practiced throughout the programme are embedded in your work as a leader and manager. They will also assist you with the final Application to become a Chartered Manager.

You will learn to:

  • Explain the importance of knowing and understanding various types of leadership styles, particularly how you naturally lead.
  • Evaluate the relationship between leading and managing, particularly in relation to your own role.
  • Discuss how leadership styles are adapted to meet changing needs and to enable team development and commitment.
  • Discuss how leadership styles are adapted to meet the changing needs of the team and lift performance
  • Evaluate how the leader supports and develops understanding of the organisational direction
  • Evaluate the impact and importance of the organisation’s culture and values on leadership
  • Communicate your leadership story and explain how it might impact your behaviour in the workplace.
  • Discuss why leadership styles need to be adapted in different situations; and
  • Discuss how to establish a culture of professionalism, mutual trust, respect and support within the team
  • Evaluate the impact of a leader’s clear focus in leading the team in the achievement of the team objectives
  • Understand leadership in the 21st century and how your leadership style is relevant to present day business success
  • Discuss the impact of external factors such as legal, regulatory and ethical requirements on leadership

How we support you

Pedagogy that works

We combine over 50 years of business and education experience, social cog-nitive theory principles and lots of re-flection 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 www.managers.org.uk. This includes checklists, management models, learner videos and podcasts, among various other formats tailored to many different learning styles.

Learning Journal

We have introduced a downloadable digital workbook designed to help you capture your reflections. If you undertake the assessment to earn your CMI Level 5 Qualification, these notes and our helpful CMI icon will give you a head start.

Social Learning

Our comments area allows you to share your thoughts with your fellow scholars. Here you can refine and reinforce your thinking as well as give others the opportunity to learn from your reflections. Our ultimate aim is to help you absorb more knowledge, feel better supported and develop the self-confidence you need to be successful in your career as a leader.

Assessment Task Plans

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

Assessment Draft Submission

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

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What our community has to say

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