Frequently asked questions

Who are CMI?

  • Are the only Chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to management and leadership
  • Are the leading awarding body in management and leadership qualifications
  • Are the only professional body that can award Chartered Manager status
  • Provide you with access to a wealth of learning materials

What are the benefits of a professional qualification with CMI?

  • You'll have the chance to build on existing knowledge and skills
  • You'll have a nationally recognised qualification

What will my qualification be?

  • CMI Award or Certificate in First Line Management at Level 3 or CMI Award or Certificate in Management and Leadership at Level 5

Do I have to sit an exam?


Do I have to write long essays?


Do I have to complete theoretical assignments?


What exactly do I need to do?

In addition to the learning opportunities that you undertake as part of your professional development, you will be required to

  • Complete a template to show that you have evidenced the assessment criteria when you have completed a learning activity
  • Upload your completed template of evidence to the Premier Partnership portal for assessment

How is my work assessed?

Each qualification or unit of qualification has its own assessment criteria. You supply evidence which is assessed through a variety of methods depending on the unit you are studying. Evidence can be provided in a variety of ways, for example:

  • Completing a crib guide or workbook
  • Carrying out activities or exercises outlined in a Workplace Learning Activity
  • Activities and action points from E-Learning or face-to-face events
  • Work-based projects
  • Personal development action plans

What support will I have?

There is lots of support to help you achieve success, including

  • Premier Partnership
  • CMI
  • Your Line Manager
  • Civil Service Learning
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