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Level 5 Evening Diploma in Professional Consultancy

Level 5 CMI Diploma in Professional Consultancy (evening)

1 year



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? This Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consultancy qualification has been developed by the CMI in cooperation with the Institute for Consulting (IC) and is designed for both practising and aspiring Professional Consultants. The course is designed to develop the essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a consultancy role and covers essential topics such as:

How much does the course cost?

The total fee for this course (including registration and certification) is £1,980. HOWEVER, if you live in the West Midlands Combined Authority region, you may be eligible for a FREE place on this course subject to terms and conditions.  

For more information on the course, please click here.

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.


On this Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consultancy, you will study six units:

  • Introduction to Consulting Essentials
  • Planning and Managing Consultancy Interventions
  • The Role and Responsibilities of a Consultant
  • Communication for Consultants
  • The Client Relationship
  • Problem Solving, Tools and Techniques for Consultants


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 your career.

When does the course start and end?

Start Date: 11th October 2023

End Date:  15th May 2024

This CMI online evening course takes place every Wednesday from 6-9 PM.


This qualification is assessed by one written assignment of approximately 2,500-4,000 words.


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


How can I apply?

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