CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting


The CMI Level 5 in Professional Consulting qualification is designed for Professional Consultants and those aspiring to become a Professional Consultant and who want to develop key skills such as planning and managing consultancy interventions, the client relationship, communication and problem solving tools and techniques.

DIPLOMA : With a more comprehensive structure, CMI Level 5 Diploma gives you the skills and competencies you'll need to become a consultant. The Level 5 Diploma is the benchmark qualification to attain full IC membership. The units available give you the chance to improve your skills in management and leadership as well as coaching and mentoring should they be chosen. Learners must complete all mandatory units to a total of 25 credit and three optional units to a minimum of 18 credits to achieve this qualification.

  • All the important management theories and models are covered in this course. As a result, the students will gain a better understanding of the various consulting techniques that are applicable in the workplace.
  • Will be helpful to the students to develop their problem-solving skills through the practical application of the various management models and theories.
  • A nationally – recognised qualification, the credits earned at this course can be transferred to other courses, if the students want to pursue MBA or any other Masters.
  • On successful completion of the course the students will be able to demonstrate their proficiency in the various management practices which will improve their chances of making a successful career progression.

Chartered Management Institute established over 60 years ago as the British Institute of Management back then; it has developed the UK’s very first diploma in management studies. In the years that followed CMI has consistently been at the forefront of all aspects of management and leadership. Today CMI is the only chartered professional awarding body committed to offering the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. Presently over 100,000 managers use its unique services daily. CMI qualifications aim for managers and leaders at any level, and it remains the only Awarding Body which can award Chartered Manager status – the ultimate management accolade. Employers highly value the qualifications awarded by CMI, and boost your career prospects.

  • Outstanding tutor support that gives you supportive guidance all through the course accomplishment through SBTL Support Desk Portal.
  • Access to our cutting-edge learning management platform where you will be able to access vital learning resources and communicate with support desk team.
  • Quality learning materials such as structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.
  • Formative assessment feedback will be provided by the tutors to improve the learners’ achievements.
  • Assessment materials are accessible through our online learning platform
  • Supervision for all modules
  • Multiplatform accessibility through online learning platform. This facilitates SBTL in providing learners with course materials directly through smartphone, laptop, tablets or desktop offering students’ opportunity to study as per their convenience.
  • Live Classes (for Blended Learning Students only).
  • Time-constrained scenario-based assignments
  • No examinations

Learners must:

  • Be 19 years of age and over
  • Have considerable work experience as a consultant in any sector or similar job role
  • Possess the ability to complete the Level 5 Qualification

IC and CMI would recommend for progression once completing the Professional Consulting qualifications would be to progress onto:

  • CMI Level 6 Qualifications in Management and Leadership (RQF)
  • CMI Level 7 Qualifications in Professional Consulting (RQF)
  • The opportunity to work towards Chartered Manager status, the highest accolade in the management profession and awarded only by CMI
  • Employers highly value the qualifications awarded by Chartered Management Institute, and over 80% of managers opine that a CMI qualification is an essential component of becoming a professional manager.
  • Boost employee morale and engagement.
  • Boost employee morale and engagement. According to Engage for Success (2013) about 65% of the employees do not have trust in managers. Comparing to other developed countries the UK has 6% lower average engagement (Kennexa, 2011)
  • Networking at any of our events around the UK or via our online community, including regional conferences, bespoke webinars and industry speakers.
  • Access to our research and insight content, including Professional Manager magazine, delivered to your door and available online.
  • The opportunity to be a part of CMI Achieve, our online coaching and mentoring programme that matches experienced managers and leaders with those looking to develop skills and knowledge

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBTL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBTL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.

Reference No : Unit 5032

Credit : 8 || TQT : 80

The client relationship unit is about understanding how a client/ consultant relationship is formed and developed in a positive way and therefore the skills required of a consultant so as to realize the trust of clients. It identifies the key factors in developing a positive client/consultant relationship.Learners can understand the negotiation and influencing skills within the client/consultant relationship.

Reference No : Unit 5030

Credit : 8 || TQT : 80

Planning and managing consultancy interventions unit is about understanding the stages of the consultancy cycle and the way to manage interventions effectively.This unit will help the learners to understand the need to adopt a structured approach to managing consultancy interventions.

Reference No : Unit 5034

Credit : 9 || TQT : 90

"Problem solving, tools and techniques for consultants unit is about the tools and techniques employed by a consultant to pick and analyse data and information and to formulate findings and alternative courses of action for the client.This will help the learners to understand the client needs, and also data collection methods and confidentiality in consultancy interventions. "

Reference No : Unit 5029

Credit : 8 || TQT : 80

Introduction to consulting essentials unit is aimed towards those that wish to realise an understanding of the role of a consultant. It identifies the importance of professionalism and client engagement. Learners will understand the nature of consulting,prepares them to be a professional and personal development as a consultant and also helps to communicate with the clients effectively.

Reference No : Unit 5033

Credit : 7 || TQT : 70

Communication for consultants unit demonstrates the talents required for an adviser using verbal and non-verbal communication methods.This unit will help the learners to understand the importance of communication and conduct effective team meetings by sharing information,findings conclusions and recommendations with the clients.

Reference No : Unit 5031

Credit : 6 || TQT : 60

The role and responsibilities of a consultant unit is about understanding the role of the consultant, the professional and ethical behaviours, skills and attributes required by a consultant.Learners will be able to assess current competencies, knowledge and behaviours against those required of a management consultant.

Delivery Methods

School of Business & Technology London provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, including online learning and blended learning. Thus, learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our cutting-edge Learning Management System. Learners can interact with tutors by messaging through the SBTL Support Desk Portal System to discuss the course materials, get guidance and assistance and request assessment feedbacks on assignments.

We at SBTL offer outstanding support and infrastructure for both online and blended learning. We indeed pursue an innovative learning approach where traditional regular classroom-based learning is replaced by web-based learning and incredibly high support level. Learners enrolled at SBTL are allocated a dedicated tutor, whether online or blended learning, who provide learners with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish.

The significant difference between blended learning and online learning methods at SBTL is the Block Delivery of Online Live Sessions. Learners enrolled at SBTL on blended learning are offered a block delivery of online live sessions, which can be booked in advance on their convenience at additional cost. These live sessions are relevant to the learners' program of study and aim to enhance the student's comprehension of research, methodology and other essential study skills. We try to make these live sessions as communicating as possible by providing interactive activities and presentations.

Resources and Support

School of Business & Technology London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business & Technology London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal. Our support team liaises with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and streamline all the support processes efficiently.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of the School of Business & Technology London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

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