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Level 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership

Course Overview

The Level 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership has been specifically designed for practising or aspiring managers to provide the skills and competencies to effectively supervise or manage a team so that clearly defined outcomes are achieved. Learners will develop the competency to set and monitor goals and objectives by providing instruction, direction and guidance and carry out day to day operational and project activities which are a key part of their role.

Who is it for?

The Level 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership provides a broad overview of the roles and responsibilities required for manager and develops the skills required for this level of responsibility.

Range of units

  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Managing a Team to Achieve Results
  • Building Stakeholder Relationships Using Effective Communication
  • Contributing to the Delivery of a Project
  • Managing Daily Activities to Achieve Results
  • Managing Budgets and Resources
  • Managing Data and Information
  • Managing Own Personal and Professional Development


As an Approved Centre, GBS provides practical work-based assignments which will be used in your assessment. This ensures that the time spent away from work is minimised and the work study is relevant to your own organisation’s context.

Progression pathway

Learners who successfully complete the Level 3 Qualification in Principles of Management and Leadership have a number of progression opportunities:

  • Enhance your professional status by upgrading your CMI membership
  • Progress to other qualifications at the same level (e.g. from Level 3 Award to Level 3 Certificate)
  • Progress to other qualifications at the next level (e.g. from Level 3 Certificate to Level 4 or 5 Certificate)
  • Apply to become a Chartered Manager

Learners who are aspiring to be in a management role may progress to roles such as:

  • Team Leader
  • Supervisor
  • Project Officer
  • Shift Manager

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a CMI course?

    A CMI course offered by the Chartered Management Institute is a structured programme designed to develop and enhance management and leadership skills. These courses cover various aspects of effective management practices, including strategic leadership, organisational behaviour, project management, and decision-making.

  • Are CMI courses worth it?

    CMI courses hold significant value for individuals seeking career advancement in management and leadership roles. By undertaking CMI courses, participants gain practical skills, valuable insights, and industry-recognised qualifications that can boost their employability and open up new opportunities. The credibility and prestige associated with CMI certifications make them worth considering for those looking to enhance their management competencies.

  • Are CMI qualifications recognised?

    CMI qualifications hold substantial recognition within the business and management sectors. Employers, both nationally and internationally, acknowledge the high standards set by CMI certifications in developing competent and skilled managers. The robust curriculum, focus on practical learning, and alignment with industry standards ensure that CMI qualifications are widely respected and valued in the professional landscape.