CMI Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management

On Thursday 8th December, we had Ray Rowlings visit us from inspired2learn, who has lead some of our staff through the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, and came to visit us in Birkenhead to kindly help hand out their certificates. The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the only organisation that can award Chartered Manager status, the highest accolade for managers and leaders. They work with businesses to inspire people to become skilled, confident and successful managers and leaders. At Crowders, we have 7 staff who have gained this Level 5 qualification this year, through hard work and determination to progress professionally.

The group all had to complete 2 x 4000 word assignments on the following modules:

  • Unit CMI 501: Principles of Management and Leadership in an Organisational Context: Being equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to manage and lead in a variety of organisational settings is essential if an individual and their organisation are to succeed. This unit has been designed for learners who want to develop or sharpen their professional edge and enhance personal effectiveness. Learners will evaluate the impact of an organisation’s structure and governance on management and leadership. They will explore theoretical models, management and leadership styles and approaches designed to promote a culture of mutual trust, respect and support.
  • Unit CMI 502: Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success: The ability to lead individuals and teams to success is arguably the most important skill a manager can possess. This unit focuses on the essential management and leadership skills required to fulfil this challenging but rewarding role. The unit opens by focusing on the theoretical and practical approaches to developing, leading, and managing teams (remote or multi-disciplinary). The manager will look at techniques to assess current and future team capabilities, including the role of recruitment, selection and staff development which supports this. On successful completion of the unit, the manager will not only know the principles of managing individuals and teams, but they will understand approaches for supporting, motivating and inspiring teams and individuals to exceed expectations.

The group also had to attend 2 coaching sessions, which gave them a platform to discuss their professional future as a result of going through the CMI process. They all said they found these sessions beneficial and thought provoking.


Congrats everyone and well done for all your hard work! Chartered Management Institute (CMI)