Level 3 First Line Management

CMI Level 3 First Line Management

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Introduction: CMI Level 3 First Line Management

The CMI Level 3 First Line Management qualifications are developed for junior managers, supervisors and first line managers who have operational responsibility for a defined area of activity and who wish to build on and develop their existing management skills and knowledge.

This qualification gives junior managers the communication and motivational skills to help improve operational efficiency.

Delivery Methods: Blended

Location: West Yorkshire

Programme Duration: 3 - 18 Months (depending on version)

Potential Accredited Achievements:

  • CMI Level 3 Award in First Line Management 600/9678/0
  • CMI Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management 600/9679/2
  • CMI Level 3 Diploma in First Line Management 601/0105/2

These qualifications can be offered to learners from age 16. CMI does not specify entry requirements for these qualifications.

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Learning Resources: CMI Level 3 First Line Management

All CMI learners receive:

  • Access to CMI Management Direct
  • CMI Manuals / Workbooks
  • Regular tutor support vis e-mail, phone, webinar or face to face contact time.
  • CMI Affiliate Membership. Click here for further information on the benefits of CMI membership.

Versions: Award, Certificate, Diploma - CMI Level 3 First Line Management

The CMI Level 3 First Line Management qualification is available as an Award, Certificate and Diploma.

The difference between the options relates to the size of the qualification:

  • Award (1 Unit)
  • Certificate (2-3 Units)
  • Diploma (6-7 Units)

Award:

CMI Level 3 First Line Management Award allows you to strengthen and develop your knowledge of middle management by focusing on specific management areas that are applicable to your job.

Certificate:

CMI Level 3 First Line Management Certificate gives you a broader knowledge of middle management skills while focusing on the specific leadership areas appropiate to you and your workplace.

Diploma:

CMI Level 3 First Line Management Diploma is for those middle managers aspiring to senior management who want to develop their key skills.  A Diploma in Management and Leadership is the benchmark qualification for full CMI membership and one step closer to Chartered Manager status. 

Further detail to help you choose the right route and content can be found by downloading the factsheet.

Learners can work towards a smaller version and create 'add-ons' to upgrade. e.g. Achieve the 'Award' and return to achieve a further 1-2 units and upgrade to a 'Certificate'.

Course Structure: CMI Level 3 First Line Management

The CMI Level 3 First Line Management is available via blended learning with CMS:

When Can I Start

With CMS you can start your studies any day of the year. On receiving your deposit a tutor will make contact to learn more about you, plan your learning experience and issue the appropiate resources.

Blended Learning

Blended learning allows you to study at a rate that suits you while applying what you learn into practise at work.  Assessments are workplace driven ensuring your times spent on assessments can also return dividends in the workplace and for your career.

Learners have everything they need with CMI:

  • Access to a wide range of up to date resources for genuine continuous development via Management Direct
  • Manual / Workbook for each respective unit
  • CMS offer regular personal tutor support via telephone, e-mail, webinar or face to face contact to ensure you get the level of support you need

Funding Options: CMI Level 3 First Line Management

The CMI Level 3 First Line Management can be funded in many ways with CMS:

Apprenticeships:

Employed over 16 hours a week as a manager?  You may be entitled to a government funded Apprenticeship.  Call CMS on 01924 470 477 to find out more.

Advanced Learner Loan:

Available for those aged 19+ who wish to study towards a Level 3 or above qualification.

Interest Free Instalments:

CMS offer the ability to enrol on a CMI programme for as little as £250 deposit with the remaining balance paid over interest free monthly instalments.

Blended Learning Fees

Version Price (inc VAT) Top Up Price (inc VAT)
Award £329 N/A
Certificate £724 £494
Diploma £1,949 £1316

Assessment Methods and Unit Options

Assessment is normally via practical work-based assignments ensuring you minimise time away from the office and that you undertake work study relevant to your own organisations context.

The below lists indicate the available units to choose from for respective versions.

Please note that for the Diploma version the below units are mandatory.

  • 3001V1 Personal development as a first line manager
  • 3002V1 Resource planning
  • 3003V1 Meeting stakeholder needs
  • 3004V1 Managing and communicating information
  • 3005V1 Personal development as a first line manager

Optional Units for Award and Certificate versions

Unit Ref Code Unit Title Credits
3001V1 Personal development as a first line manager 6
3002V1 Resource planning 6
3003V1 Meeting stakeholder needs 6
3004V1 Managing and communicating information 6
3005V1 Identifying development opportunities 6
3006V1 Recruitment and selection process 6
3007V1 Maintaining quality standards 6
3008V1 Improving team performance 7
3009V1 Management communication 6
3010V1 Being a leader 6
3017V1 Introduction to first line management 6
3018V1 Corporate social responsibility 6

Additional Optional Units for Diploma version

Unit Ref Code Unit Title Credits
4002V1 Managing stakeholders’ expectations 7
4003V1 Understanding organisational culture, values and behaviour 7
4004V1 Understanding team dynamics 7
4005V1 Management report writing 7
4006V1 Management and leadership influencing skills 7
4008V1 Promoting equality and diversity 7

Progression: CMI Level 3 in First Line Management

On successful completion of a Level 3 qualification in First Line Management, a number of progression opportunities become available:

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 etc.)
  • 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

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