• Business

    CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership

  • Attendance / Duration

    Kilmarnock Campus

    This course is delivered a day a week x 9 weeks. (Additional time is needed for self-directed study and assignment preparation)

  • Cost


    Payment Plan options available

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Book / Enquiry

Tuesday 6th February (Kilmarnock Campus) - Book here

(Online Induction starts Wednesday 31st January

To be added to our waiting list for future course dates please email businessgrowth@ayrshire.ac.uk

What's Involved?

Designed around the National Occupational Standards for Management and Leadership, this qualification is aimed at practising or aspiring managers who supervise or manage a team to achieve clearly defined outcomes. For example, they may set and monitor goals and objectives by providing instruction, direction and guidance on operational and project based activities.
This vocationally related qualification enables supervisory managers to develop their core knowledge, skills and behaviours in a supportive trainer-led and peer supported environment. Further online learning support is made available through the Chartered Management Institute membership and the Management Direct learning portal, for the duration of study.

Course Content

Unit 301 - Principles of Management & Leadership

Being equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to manage and lead effectively 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. The unit focuses on the ways organisations operate. The application of management and leadership approaches and how these can positively impact on own role, lead to improved performance, and support teams, colleagues and customers. The aim of the unit CMI 301 is to introduce the foundations for managers, which will be developed throughout all the level 3 units

Unit 302 - Managing a Team to Achieve Results

The ability to manage teams, which are able to communicate effectively and overcome barriers to achievement, is a critical skill for any manager. High performing cohesive teams are created in an environment where there is a collective understanding of values, goals and objectives. This unit has been developed to support managers in understanding the nature of teams in the workplace, and how these can be managed to achieve results.


Two written assignments of approx. 2,000 words will require to be submitted following completion of teaching delivery. Foundation Chartered Manager status and the CMI Level 3 Certificate in Management and Leadership will be awarded upon successful completion of both assessments.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, and forms part of a development pathway with Ayrshire College allowing individuals to subsequently work towards the CMI Level 3 Diploma in Management and Leadership and/or full Chartered Manager status.

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Start Date

31 Jan 2024

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