SCQF Level 8
Travel & Tourism, International & Commercial

Course Overview

This Management and Leadership CMI Diploma is designed for middle managers and those aspiring to become senior management. This course will develop your leadership skills and you will gain up-to-date knowledge and understanding on a range of topics including; recruitment, managing stakeholders, decision making and performance management. 

This Diploma qualification will give you key skills and competencies you will need to become an effective manager and leader. The course will strengthen and develop your knowledge of middle management by focusing on specific management and leadership areas that are applicable to your job. In order to achieve the Diploma, you will be required to gain all 8 units. For more information on this qualification please visit the Chartered management Institute here: 

The Diploma is the benchmark qualification for full CMI membership and is approved for SAAS part-time fee grant funding if you meet certain criteria.

For more information visit the Chartered Management Institute website here. Management & Leadership Development and Training - CMI (

What You Will Learn
  • Principles of Leadership practice
  • Managing Stakeholder Relationships
  • Managing Change
  • Principle of Recruiting, Selecting and Retaining Talent
  • Managing Performance
  • Managing Projects to Achieve Results
  • Using Data and Information for Decision-Making
  • Using Reflective Practice to Inform Personal and Professional Development
Entry Requirements
  • HNC level studies in management or a related subject  
  • Educated to SCQF level 7
  • Mature/experienced managers are accepted on the basis of current or recent work experience 
  • We welcome your application if you are currently unemployed and feel that you match the requirements 
English Proficiency Requirements
  • Minimum IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
How the course is assessed
  • Practical and written assignments 
  • Professional discussions
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • Interviews will be conducted via MS Teams or phone
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • CMI L7 (SCQF L11) Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice
Career Opportunities
  • Career in management and leadership
  • Promotion at work 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • Online delivery via MS Teams one evening per week (Tuesdays) 18.00- 20.30hrs
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £1634 Sighthill open-learning (year 1)
Student Stories

Scott came to College to change his career following an injury which prevented him from working in his previous role. Following three years of study, he graduated and was awarded the Chair’s Award for Academic Excellence in Tourism, Hospitality and Business, and has already started working as a HR Administrator for NHS Education. Scott says: 

“Returning to education with three children and a mortgage seemed crazy yet, it was the best option I had. The best thing about studying at Edinburgh College was the culture and the people. The course and the teaching were centred on the students which made learning effective and enjoyable. It created a cohesive team-like environment in which I made many friends.” 


Read more of our student stories here

Start Date and Time

Open Learning

This course will start week commencing...
  • Tuesday 21/09/2021
End Date

Open Learning

This course will end on...
  • Friday 03/06/2022
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