Manager Guide for CMI Level 7 qualifications

The purpose of this guide is to provide information about the qualifications your member of staff is working towards and to answer some of the questions you may have about your role in supporting them throughout the process.

What are the Level 7 qualifications?

The Level 7 qualifications in Strategic Management and Leadership are designed for middle managers and those aspiring to senior management who want to develop key skills such as managing resources, recruitment and information management.

All qualifications have been linked to the Management Essentials offering available through the Civil Service Learning portal.

More information about the qualification

If you access the Candidate Guide this will give you supporting information about the qualification.

What is my role?

Your role is to support your member of staff through the qualification process.

This is achieved by:

  • Discussing and agreeing with them the most appropriate development opportunities
  • Enabling completion of the learning activities and applying the learning in the workplace
  • Having regular discussions with them, including review of any learning they've undertaken

Where do I find additional information?

The individual qualification guides give details of how you can support your member of staff through the assessment criteria of the qualification.

The guides will include tips and hints for Line Managers in:

  • Structuring a discussion that is relevant to the learning outcomes of the qualification
  • Putting together work-based assignments or tasks that enable your member of staff to demonstrate their knowledge or practice the skills identified within those learning outcomes
  • Recognising what constitutes prior or previous learning
  • Enabling your member of staff to undertake learning that supports the qualification

The following links will provide you with additional information.

Structure of the qualification | Assessment | What exactly is involved? | What do I need to do first? | What do I need to produce? | How is my work assessed? | What support will I have? | Policies and Codes of Practice

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