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Level 5 Flexi Study Certificate in Management Consultant Practice

Level 5 Certificate in Professional Consulting (FLEXI-STUDY)


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 with Sandwell College? If you want to develop management consulting abilities and already have the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to drive consultancy activities in a consulting capacity, then this may be the course for you. This certificate course is designed for practising or aspiring management consultants, who want to formalise or develop their learning, with the opportunity eventually to become a Chartered Management Consultant (ChMC).


Flexi-Study enables you to fit your studies 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 via scheduled online assignment workshops and a personal tutorial to provide support with each assignment. The monthly classes are delivered on a Friday from 9am to 5pm at Sandwell 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.

How much does the course cost?

The total fee for this course (including registration and certification) is £660. 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

When does the Course Start and End?

Start Date: 2nd February 2024 Other Sessions: 8th March 2024, 12th April 2024 and 10th May 2024.

Course requirements

You must have gained a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English or equivalent qualifications. You will also have a CMI Level 3 Diploma in Management and Leadership or similar Business or Management qualification 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.

Most importantly, you must be able to demonstrate the professionalism to deliver impact, behave ethically and have a commitment to continual learning and development.

You will study two units:-


· Management Consultancy Practice

· Principles of Management Consulting


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.

Each unit is assessed via a written assignment of approximately 4,000 words. The first assignment requires you to contribute to the delivery of a management consulting assignment.

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management Consulting Practice. Completion of the Diploma course could lead you onto the Associate Chartered Management Consultant (AChMC) Award, subject to having a minimum of three years management consulting experience.


How can I apply?

Please contact [email protected]

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