CMI level 6

Diploma in Management

This is one of a series of progressive management qualifications designed by the Chartered Management Institute. This guide is written primarily for candidates for the qualification, and is focused mainly on the content of the programme and the learning outcomes that will be achieved.

Introduction

This programme is intended for the ‘hands-on’ manager whose role is to manage limited resources in order to achieve specific results required by the organisation. The focus here is on the practical approach – using plans or methods to achieve specific short to medium term aims, as distinct from the operational approach where the breadth of authority and timescales involved are more significant.

This qualification is based on the knowledge and understanding required for the level 4 NVQ in management and is intended for people who:

carry out policy in defined areas of authority need to communicate effectively at various levels allocate work to other people need to use resources effectively to achieve specific results control a limited budget contribute to broader activities such as recruitment and change management

Equally, it will help anyone who wants to develop towards a future role as a manager by helping them to gain knowledge and understanding necessary for carrying out that role.

This Diploma covers the following topics:

  • managing information and communication
  • customer focus, marketing and planning
  • maintaining and improving health, safety and quality
  • planning and controlling physical and financial resources
  • developing your management style
  • recruitment and selection
  • managing performance
  • developing teams and individuals

Prior Learning

This programme builds on content and learning included in other programmes offered by the Chartered Management Institute. Primarily it leads on from the Level 3 Certificate in Management. You could also progress to this programme if you hold a level 3 NVQ in Management. If you already hole this qualification and your current or anticipated job role will require you to act in the middle to senior management capacity, then you should be able to progress to a level 4 Diploma in Management programme direct. But, even if don’t hold the Level 3 Certificate in Management or the Level 3 NVQ in Management, you may still be able to enter a Level 4 Diploma in Management programme if you can show that your qualifications, prior learning and experience are at a comparable level, breadth and depth.

Assessment

Chartered Management Institute awards are professional qualifications that demand high standards of knowledge, understanding, reasoning and judgement, coupled with clarity of expression. Our approach to assessment for all our qualifications is built on the following principles:

1. the assessment should, wherever possible, use work-based evidence drawn from the candidate’s own organisational experience.

2. Approved Centres will have clearly identified how the organisational dimension to the candidate’s evidence and assessment will be incorporated into the assessment process.

3. the assessment process will be sufficiently flexible to allow for the diversity of candidate organisational experience to be used, and will take into account special needs of any candidate for whom work-based evidence will be difficult to obtain.

4. The assessment process will not compromise or present any risk to the candidate, organisational or commercial confidentiality.

5. The assessment process will recognise equal opportunity issues, will take due account of the values and ethics of management and will focus on the application of the concepts of management in practice.

6. the assessments must be valid, reliable, and fair.

Centres are encouraged to develop approaches to assessment which are flexible to meet the needs of the candidates, but the Institute needs to be assured that practice and the outcomes are consistent in rigour and quality between centres. In order to achieve this, candidates are required to produce specific evidence that they have achieved the learning outcomes in each unit, and are also required to complete a Chartered Management Institute set and assessed assignment for learning outcomes 1 and 3 of unit DM41.

Guided Learning Hours

These are used as a notional measure of the substance of a qualification, and help Centres determine what teaching and learning resources are going to be needed to support candidates. They are based on an estimate of the time that might actually be spent by the candidate being taught or instructed, as well as time as time candidates spend on structured learning such as directed assignments, assessments on the job or supported individual study or practice. So as a candidate you can use these Guided Learning Hours to help you plan effective use of your time to achieve the unit outcomes.

Units Guided Learning Hours
Core Units
Unit C41 - Planning your management style 30
Unit C42 - Managing financial and non-financial resources 40
Unit C43 - Planning to meet customer and quality resources 20
Unit C44 - Effective communication and information management 30
Unit C45 - Managing performance 30
Core Total 150
Optional Units
Unit 041 Recruitment and selection 25
Unit 042 Developing personnel and personnel performance 25
Unit 043 Effective financial management 25
Unit 044 Managing marketing activities 25
Unit 045 Principles of project management 25
Qualification total (Core + 3 options) 225

Executive Diploma in Management

This qualification is at postgraduate level. Qualifications at this level recognise highly developed and complex levels of knowledge which enable the development of in-depth and original responses to complicated and unpredictable problems and situations. Learning at this level involves demonstration of high specialist professional knowledge and is appropriate for senior professionals and managers. Qualifications at this level are at a level equivalent to Masters Degrees, postgraduate certificates and postgraduate diplomas. In addition, this qualification has been credit-rated by the Open University (OU) and has been awarded 60 CATS ( Credit Accumulation and Transfer System) Points at M level. This means that the OU and many other academic institutions in the UK will recognise your achievement within this qualification towards a Higher Education qualification.

This programme is one of a series of progressive management qualifications designed by the Chartered Management Institute. The following is written primarily for candidates of the qualification. It is focused mainly on the content of the qualification and the learning outcomes that will be achieved.

Introduction

This qualification is intended for the senior manager who has the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective operational performance. It is equally valuable for the person who aspires to such a role, by helping them to gain the knowledge and understanding necessary.

It requires the manager to build on their management skills and to focus on the requirements of implementing the organisation’s strategy.

The optional areas enable the candidate to develop greater depth of knowledge in the area chosen.

The qualification consists of FIVE units which all candidates have to take, and THREE units selected from a further five units. In most cases, the Approved Centre will have selected the optional units it will offer, and so not all optional units will be available to all candidates at all Centres.

The five core units cover:

  • Self-development
  • Managing performance
  • Finance and resource management
  • Managing business challenges
  • Managing operations

And the optional units cover:

  • Financial planning
  • Managing information and systems
  • Human resource planning
  • Project specifications and objectives
  • Marketing plan

Prior Learning

This qualification builds on the content and leaning contained in the Chartered Management Institute’s Diploma in Management. If you already hold this qualification, and you current or anticipated job role will require you to act in a senior or strategic capacity, the Executive Diploma in Management is the right qualification for this stage in your career and personal development. Even if you don’t hold the Diploma in Management, this will still be the case if you can show that prior learning and experience and any qualifications you have are at a comparable level, breadth and depth. Your centre will be able to help you ensure that you will be able to cope with the demands of the Executive Diploma in Management programme, and will also be able to help determine whether any other experience or learning you have undertaken can be counted towards the achievement of this qualification.

Assessment

Chartered Management Institute awards are professional qualifications that demand high standards of knowledge, understanding, reasoning and judgement, coupled with clarity of expression. Our approach to assessment for all our qualifications is built on the following principles:

1. The assessment should, wherever possible, use work-based evidence drawn from the candidate’s own organisational experience.

2. Approved Centres will have clearly identified how the organisational dimension to the candidate’s evidence and assessment will be incorporated into the assessment process.

3. the assessment process will be sufficiently flexible to allow for the diversity of candidate organisational experience to be used, and will take into account special needs of any candidate for whom work-based evidence will be difficult to obtain.

4. The assessment process will not compromise or present any risk to the candidate, organisational or commercial confidentiality.

5. The assessment process will recognise equal opportunity issues, will take due account of the values and ethics of management and will focus on the application of the concepts of management in practice.

6. The assessments must be valid, reliable and fair.

For the Executive Diploma in Management, Unit C55 – Managing Operations will be independently assessed. In addition to the core and optional learning units, candidates studying for the EDM must complete a 5000-5500 word management project.

Guided Learning Hours

These are used as a notional measure of the substance of a qualification, and help Centres determine what teaching and learning resources are going to be needed to support candidates. They are based on an estimate of the time that might actually be spent by the candidate being taught or instructed, as well as time as time candidates spend on structured learning such as directed assignments, assessments on the job or supported individual study or practice. So as a candidate you can use these Guided Learning Hours to help you plan effective use of your time to achieve the unit outcomes.

The Guided Learning Hours for the units of the Executive Diploma in Management are:

Units Guided Learning Hours
Core
C51 Developing in your management and leadership role 30
C52 Managing Performance 40
C53 Financial and resource management 40
C54 Managing business challenges 40
C55 Managing operations 40
Core total 190
Options
051Developing and implementing financial plans 30
052 Managing information systems 30
053 Developing and implementing human resource plans 30
054 Developing project specifications and objectives 30
055 Developing and implementing marketing plan 30
Qualification total (5 core + 3 options) 280

This qualification is intended for the general manager or director who has the authority and personal skills to develop and implement organisational strategy. It is equally valuable to the person who aspires to such a role, by helping them to gain the knowledge and understanding necessary for carrying out that role.

The Executive Diploma in Strategic Management is intended for people who –

  • Aim to improve the competitiveness of the organisation
  • optimise the strategic utilisation of resources
  • communicate effectively inside and outside the organisation
  • development the management team into a coherent mutually supportive and motivated group of people who share with their strategic manager a common vision and purpose as to the nature of the business.

The qualification covers the following topics –

  • strategic positioning
  • strategic planning
  • strategic implementation

Prior Learning

This qualification builds on content and learning included in other qualifications offered by the Chartered Management Institute. Primarily, it leads on from the Executive Diploma in Management. If you do not hole this qualification you may still be able to enter an EDSM qualification if you can show that your qualifications, prior learning and experience are, at a comparable level, breadth and depth. Centres offering the EDSM, decide if it’s the right qualification for you at this stage in your career and personal development.

Assessment

Chartered Management Institute awards are professional qualifications that demand high standards of knowledge, understanding, reasoning and judgement, coupled with clarity of expression. Our approach to assessment for all our qualifications is built on the following principles:

1. The assessment should, wherever possible, use work-based evidence drawn from the candidate’s own organisational experience.

2. Approved Centres will have clearly identified how the organisational dimension to the candidate’s evidence and assessment will be incorporated into the assessment process.

3. the assessment process will be sufficiently flexible to allow for the diversity of candidate organisational experience to be used, and will take into account special needs of any candidate for whom work-based evidence will be difficult to obtain.

4. The assessment process will not compromise or present any risk to the candidate, organisational or commercial confidentiality.

5. The assessment process will recognise equal opportunity issues, will take due account of the values and ethics of management and will focus on the application of the concepts of management in practice.

6. The assessments must be valid, reliable and fair.

For the Executive Diploma in Strategic Management, Unit EDS52, Strategic Planning, will be the independently assessed unit.

For the EDSM, the Institute requires candidates to complete a management dissertation of 7,500-10,000 words, within the Centre Assessment programme.

Guided Learning Hours

These are used as a notional measure of the substance of a qualification, and help Centres determine what teaching and learning resources are going to be needed to support candidates. They are based on an estimate of the time that might actually be spent by the candidate being taught or instructed, as well as time as time candidates spend on structured learning such as directed assignments, assessments on the job or supported individual study or practice. So as a candidate you can use these Guided Learning Hours to help you plan effective use of your time to achieve the unit outcomes.

The Guided Learning Hours for the units of the Executive Diploma in Strategic Management are:

Units Guided Learning Hours
Core
EDS51 Strategic Positioning 30
EDS52 30
EDS53 30
Dissertation (10,000 words) 35
Core Total 125

CMI membership:

All those who have enrolled to study on a Chartered Management Institute qualification will have a wealth of information available through the Institute membership. The Institute as the champion of management shapes and supports the managers of tomorrow, enabling students to keep ahead of the game and deliver exceptional results. CMI helps to both set and raise the standard of management, to encourage your development and to improve your performance.

CMI’s Royal Charter recognises the Institute as the professional body for managers. Each member with full membership rights will set those taking the courses apart as a manager of distinction.

Students in receipt of a personal CMI membership number will be able to access the member’s section of the CMI’s website at: www.managers.org.uk.

This programme follows the guidelines provided by the Chartered Management Institute and these can be reached by logging into www.managers.org.uk.

Attendance

Full-time – one year, point of entry in each year:
January, May, and September

Fees will include CMI registration.

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