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With a recognised CMI qualification and Chartered Manager status upon completion of your apprenticeship. Only 1 in 5 managers in the UK are formally trained, if you are going to manage then be the best you can be.

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High quality support and tuition through to completion

Practice and perfect your skills through our Impact Skills workshops and learn best practice through the CMI qualification – a perfect blend for enhancing leadership.

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72% of UK organisations say they lack good management and leadership. Ensure your managers are not just technical experts, but also can motivate and manage teams.

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What will the Programme Cover?

Upon completing the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Principles of Management and Leadership, you will automatically be awarded Chartered Manager status. This can be studied as a qualification alone or as part of the Level 5 apprenticeship programme.

The programme is completed through a variety of assessments along a 15-18-month journey. This will cover 8 modules that we have carefully selected to help a current manager.

The modules include:

  • Managing Stakeholder Relationships
  • Managing Projects to Achieve Results
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Finance

As part of the programme, you will also attend our unique skills modules tailored towards your studies. These will bring your learning to life, these include management-based workshops, tasks and reflections. There will be 8 of these across the programme included within your programme.


Introduction to the module and learning objectives


Monthly tutor support


Bespoke learning journey within our FILearn platform plus enhanced reading on CMI’s Management Direct platform


Classroom based skills module


Assessment and constructive feedback from your cohort tutor coach


Full support to guide you through the submission process for each module


Access to your tutor coach throughout


Progress reviews and coaching for apprentices

Who is the Level 5 Programme for?

The CMI level 5 course is aimed at practising middle managers who are looking to gain knowledge and skills to prepare themselves for a prospective move into a more senior role. This qualification is designed to help you take the next step in your management career. You should look to be able to draw upon work-based experience as part of the programme.

This qualification is suitable for functional managers (finance, marketing and HR, to name a few), audit managers and business partners.


Increased responsibility and pressure for operational managers in an age of uncertainty and digital disruption have highlighted the need for formal management training courses.

Our comprehensive management training programme has been designed to give learners the necessary knowledge and qualifications to practise and build the tangible skills needed to become effective managers.

A wealth of online resources and high-impact workshops will give participants the ability to make an impact quickly in the workplace. This consequently means that this programme is perfect for Audit Managers, Operations Managers, Regional and Divisional Managers, Heads of Departments and a variety of other specialist managers.  

For those involved in the input to strategic planning, creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams and managing change; it’s also the course for you. What’s more, on completion, you’ll graduate with a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Diploma.

CMI is the only awarding body offering a fully comprehensive route to Chartered Manager status and on completion, you will be a Chartered Manager. Learn more today with First Intuition.

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Why FI?

  • An experienced training provider, always putting the learner first to train leaders of the future
  • Experienced tutor coach team, with a breadth of experience within management and training across industries
  • The support model will ensure you are never overwhelmed, with weekly tasks, monthly virtual classrooms and forums alongside constructive feedback on assessments
  • A hybrid model of online learning and classroom-based skills provides a unique experience for you to utilise within your career
  • As a CMI accredited provider you will Become a Chartered Manager to further your reputation and career, with official letters after your name


First Intuition is committed to dedicated support, added value and clear progression. Our apprenticeship delivery options offer flexibility to ensure every apprenticeship is fit for purpose.

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  • Study via online and classroom courses for Professional qualification modules
  • Face to face and online skills and development workshops
  • Regular support and guidance from your dedicated skills coach
  • Online learning environment to support learning throughout the apprenticeship

Find out more about apprenticeship programmes at FI


Excellent resources provided and classroom sessions were very helpful

Daniel Estocapio, ACCA

Good teachers and environment for learning. Friendly and helpful staff

Vikki Sanderson, ICAEW

The tutors are great, they are quick at responding and their lesson plans are informative and straight the point.

Evangenline Andrews, ICAEW

Really well delivered course. Great analysis and some fantastic insight into how to plan, structure and answer a question. Feeling very confident.

Tom Palmer

The best customer service, by far, of all the providers in this field. You can actually speak to a person, not a robot, who is prompt and helpful.

Abigail Grove


If you employ people studying towards their professional qualification then we would love to work with you to design and deliver a programme of study that meets your needs. Our clients trust us to give them great advice. This comes from taking the time to listen to employers and understand what they really need to drive their business forward.

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