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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Only 1 in 5 Managers have a recognised Management Qualification and yet Employers are actively looking for people with these qualifications right now!  Why not join the ‘1 in 5’and make your  CV stand out from the crowd by gaining a CMI  qualification at Sandwell College? If you want to do some management training to further your career, but don’t currently have the time to commit to attending regular classes, then the CMI Level 5 BITESIZE programmes in Management and Leadership may be ideal for you. CMI BITESIZE programmes are innovative practical online learning experiences, made up of a collection of short content playlists aligned to key Management and Leadership topics relevant in today’s world. In effect, they are ‘digital journeys’ that develop your managerial and leadership talents. Aimed at both practising and aspiring middle managers/leaders, these programmes focus on relevant and key topics, include lots of practical guides and tools to support in your job role and will equip you with new skills and knowledge to support you moving forward in your career.   Benefits of the BITESIZE programmes include:-  

  • Gaining practical tools for immediate application in the workplace
  • Each programme is a ‘building block’ to a formal qualification
  • Full access to the CMI’s professional community with access to full digital resources, networks, digital events and mentoring

How much does the course cost?

The total fee for all bite-size courses (including registration and certification) is £1,200. HOWEVER, if you live within ‘West Midlands Combined Authority’ region, you may be eligible for a FREE place on this course subject to certain terms and conditions.

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FORMAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You must have gained a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English or equivalent qualifications.   Ideally, you will also have a CMI Level 3 Diploma or similar qualifications at level 3.

However, if you are a mature applicant (over 21 years) your work experience (paid and/or unpaid) may be taken into account in lieu of formal qualifications.

 

 

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

You can choose from the below Bitesize Programmes:

  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Project Management
  • Brexit Leading Chance and Risk Programmes
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leading in a Digital Age
  • Managing Change

 

How is the course delivered?

CMI Bitesize is a practical and completely online learning experience.   Each programme is available for three months from the date of registration and are supported by a  three month CMI subscription.

When does the course start and end?

The programme start dates are flexible and delivered on demand, however completion of each programme must be achieved within three months of registration.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will need to complete a self-assessment before and after each programme to benchmark how far you have developed your understanding of each topic.  Throughout each programme you will be required to complete activities to reflect on your learning.  These reflections will then be shared with your tutor at the end of the programme, to enable you to  demonstrate your learning and share how you plan to apply this learning within your organisation.  For each programme completed you will receive a ‘Certificate of Achievement’ to evidence your Continuing Professional Development.

WHERE CAN I GO NEXT?

After completing one Bitesize programme, you may be able to sign up to another programme in the ‘Change Management’ series or to another programme in a different series.

If all programmes in a series are complete, you will then have the opportunity to complete a final assessment to gain a CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership.  If you choose to pursue this option, you will be embarking on a clear pathway to gain additional qualifications such as the CMI Diploma in Management and ultimately achieve the status of becoming a Chartered Manager.

Other progression opportunities include moving on to CMI qualifications at the next level, for example the CMI Level 6 Certificate in Professional Management and Leadership Practice or CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.

 

How can I apply?

Contact the College:   [email protected]       0800 622006

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