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Level 5 Certificate in Project Management – Flexi-Study

Level 5 Certificate in Project Management - Flexi-Study

9 weeks

Bennetts Hill


Course summary

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 already manage projects within your job role or are likely to manage projects in the future or aspire to have a career in project management,  then a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Project Management  course may be ideal for you.   The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to manage projects successfully and overcome problems and challenges during the project management process.  During the course you will plan and manage a genuine workplace project.  

How much does the course cost?

The total fee for this course (including registration and certification) is £600. HOWEVER, if you live within ‘West Midlands Combined Authority’ region, you may be eligible to a FREE place on this course subject to certain terms and conditions.  


Flexi-Study  enables you to fit your  studies in around your work and personal life.  The Flexi-Study approach combines one day a month of face-to-face classroom teaching with independent distance learning, using online, on-demand learning materials which are available 24/7.  You will also have a dedicated tutor who is there to support you throughout your studies. The monthly classes are delivered on a Monday from 9am to 5pm at the College’s Professional Studies Centre at Bennetts Hill in Birmingham City Centre.  New Street Station and Snow Hill Station are only a few minutes walk away and the area is well served by buses and trams.    

Course 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.


You will study two units:-


  • Managing Projects to Achieve Results
  • Conducting a Management Project


Whilst on the course, you will be given FREE professional membership of the CMI, which includes access to a range of CMI products and services to support you throughout the qualification and later as you progress in their career.

When does the course start and end?


Start Date:  9th January 2023

End Date: 6th March 2023


Each unit is assessed by one written assignment of approximately 2,500-4,000 words.  The second assignment will involve proposing, conducting and reporting on a workplace management project.

On successful completion of this course,  you can progress to the  CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership.  Upon achievement of the Level 5 Diploma you may be eligible to apply for full membership (MCMI) or even Chartered Membership of the CMI (CMgr MCMI).

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?

Register your interest here and we will be in touch with next steps.

Contact the College:  [email protected]       0800 622006

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

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