Important information to help you decide whether the programme is right for you.
Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the professional body for management.
The CMI is the guardian of the national management standards and:
To find out more about the CMI, please visit: www.managers.org.uk.
Available exclusively to Chartered Engineers, this customised programme has been developed as a result of mapping the Engineering Council’s UK-SPEC standard for CEng registration against the CMI Level 5 Diploma. It provides exemption from 50 per cent of the modules required to complete the standard programme and can be completed in just six to nine months.
The Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership is designed to provide a firm foundation in management education and is aimed at more senior managers as it represents the next step from the Level 3 Diploma in First Line Management.
The programme provides broad-based, practical learning providing you with important ideas, techniques and competences that will improve your effectiveness, boost your performance and enhance your career prospects.
On successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded the Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership by the CMI. This is a degree level management qualification and will give you entry onto the Level 7 Executive Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership which is a direct route to an MBA. In addition, completion of the Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership allows you entry onto the Chartered Manager Award. During the programme you will have the opportunity to discuss opportunities for further development.
It is essential that businesses have the very best managers and leaders if they are to build on their success in very competitive and challenging markets. The best way to achieve this is to equip people with the skills and knowledge they need, as well as encourage them to achieve a valuable qualification to support their career progression.
The Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership programme helps managers develop the capabilities they need as well as concentrating on the practical application of the theory and principles in the job role and provides an excellent foundation for continuing development and improved performance.
Participants embarking on the Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership for Chartered Engineers should have some current management experience and wish to expand their management potential and business knowledge. All participants must already be registered as a Chartered Engineers.
The programme comprises:
The modules included in the Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership for Chartered Engineers are:
|Module 1||Induction combined with Unit 5003 Performance management||30 hours|
|Module 2||Unit 5007 Financial control||30 hours|
|Module 3||Unit 5004 Resource management||25 hours|
|Module 4||(two units combined)|
|Unit 5006 Conducting a management project||35 hours|
|Unit 5009 Project development and control (group C)||20 hours|
In addition, you will have the opportunity to review your particular development needs and factor in to the programme opportunities to develop additional skills and knowledge. A tutor from the CMI will be assigned to each programme and it is their role to facilitate the workshops, mark the assignments and, most importantly, be available to provide you with advice during the workshops.
You will be expected to work closely with your line manager to ensure that each assignment is relevant to your business and that you are given opportunities to develop your skills in the workplace.
Your line manager will be expected to support your through the learning programme by giving coaching and agreeing time off work to attend the workshops.
You will automatically become a student member of the CMI and have access to the institute’s Management Information Centre. With over 70,000 printed publications, 100,000 full text management articles online and over two million full text articles in total and links to hundreds of vetted management related websites, this is one of the leading centres of its kind in Europe.
The programme will appeal to all learning styles and is designed to bring about real learning and real performance development in the workplace.
An overview of the programme modules are given below:
The duration of the programme is six to nine months. Over this period, there are four one day workshops to attend. In addition, you will need to undertake some research and background reading, as well as complete two work-based assignments of approximately 3000 words, one work-based project of approximately 5000 words, and a learning log for each module.
On average this will require individual learning and action-based learning of about four to six hours per week. Given that the assignments are work-based, these should form part of the development objectives you agree with your line manager.
Attendance at the workshops is an integral and obligatory step towards achieving the diploma. If in exceptional circumstances you are unable to attend a workshop, then you will need to notify the IET so that alternative arrangements can be made.
You will receive feedback at the end of each assignment, usually within three weeks of submitting your paper. In addition, you will receive feedback on a continual basis throughout the programme and your course tutor is on hand at workshops to give you advice and support.
It is very unusual to fail an assignment if you have completed the module and worked closely with your tutor. There should be no surprises. However, you do have the opportunity to resubmit and, should you fail a second time, you will be given the option of completing another assignment. It is unusual for people who have applied themselves to fail.
If there are unforeseen circumstances that make it impossible for you to continue on the programme, then you will need to discuss this with your line manager. Any request for withdrawal from the programme must be approved by your line manager. Please notify the IET as soon as possible if you need to withdraw from the programme.
There are no specific additional costs, as you will have access to online resources and articles as well as web based resources through the CMI study resource centre. Workshops are included in the fee. However, travel and accommodation costs are not included in the fee.
Each module is supported by a Pathways workbook and in addition you will be provided with a Participants Guide at the start of the programme.
Your progress through the programme will be measured by successful completion of assignments and specific objectives and tasks in the programme which are linked to your learning. Ultimately your achievement will be measured in terms of the benefits to the business of your projects and the award of the Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership.
If you do not complete the programme within 12 months from the date of registration, you will be able to apply for extended assessment subject to a fee of £40 per month payable to the IET. Every effort will be made to ensure continuity of the programme leader but this cannot be guaranteed.
Awarded by CMI, Chartered Manager is not a qualification, but a unique award recognising a truly professional manager. The process will demonstrate the impact an individual has within their organisation and their ongoing commitment to continuous professional development.
The Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership can be combined with the award of Chartered Manager which would normally involve the following steps:
By integrating Chartered Manager with the diploma, delegates will receive exemption from the continuing professional development (CPD) and business impact elements of the award.
If you think the programme is right for you, please complete the booking form and submit it to the IET. It is advised that you discuss the programme with your line manager before booking your place on the programme.