CMI Level 3 Diploma in the Principles of Management & Leadership (3D30)

From: £1,695.00

(ex VAT)


Duration: 16-18 months | 396 Learning Hours


CMI Units (courses):

  • 301: Principles of Management and Leadership
  • 302: Managing a Team to Achieve Results
  • 321: Managing Own Personal and Professional Development
  • 305: Building Stakeholder Relationships using Effective Communication
  • 318: Managing Data and Information
  • 312: Managing Daily Activities to Achieve Results
  • 311: Contributing to the Delivery of a Project
  • 314: Managing Budgets and Resources

Our base price (”Bronze Package”) includes everything you need to secure the qualification online with tutor support via email. You can top-up your qualification to a Silver (extended support and insights) or Gold Package (performance coaching). If you would like face-to-face support for a particular course, 1:1 performance coaching can be purchased separately from the above link(s).


Please select a programme start date below (new in-take every Tuesday), and we will then be in touch to book your induction session and get you started.

Optional Extras

Upgrade your programme with the below optional extras.


Further Details

Who is this programme aimed at?

This programme is aimed at new or aspiring managers looking to develop their leadership and management skills. Delegates will usually be newly responsible for managing people or looking to progress into a role where this is required.

What is included?

Induction & tuition support

Programme guide

Access to the Leadership Hub for online learning

Up to 24 months of support

CMI marking fees, student membership and benefits, such as access to the CMI Management Direct and their magazine

1:1 performance coaching and other packages can be purchased separately

Access to the NUS Totum card and all of its associated discounts


This programme is delivered online via our Leadership Hub, and you have the option to add 1:1 performance coaching and extended support for a blended approach to learning. You will also have a personal tutor for support, and receive a comprehensive induction to the programme.

We run bespoke face-to-face days for Cohorts of 12 or more.

Programme duration & guided learning hours

The qualification is normally completed within 12-18 months, but learners have up to 3 years. The minimum number of guided learning hours is 126.

About the qualification & CMI units

Delegates who successfully complete the below courses will receive a CMI Level 3 Diploma in First Line Management. Our programme maps to the following CMI Units:

Course: Leading Teams

CMI Unit: 300-5V1 (Developing individuals and teams)

Credits: 6

Course: Performance Management

CMI Unit: 300-8V1 (Improving team performance)

Credits: 7

Course: Effective Leadership

CMI Unit: 300-4V1 (Managing and communicating information)

Credits: 6

Course: Emotional Intelligence

CMI Unit: 300-1V1 (Personal development as a first line manager)

Credits: 6

Course: Strategy & Innovation

CMI Unit: 300-2V1 (Resource planning)

Credits: 6

Course: Leading & Managing Change

CMI Unit: 300-3V1 (Meeting stakeholder needs)

Credits: 6


To gain the qualification delegates must complete 6 assignments, each approximately 2,500 words each. Assignments are a really important part of the programme as they encourage deeper reflection and research.