This new CMI Level 3 qualification is ideal for those entering the management sector, in roles such as team leaders, supervisors, first-time managers, project officers and shift managers.

CMI study time is measured in credits, which are based on estimated learning time for the average learner. This includes the time to be taught the content via formal Guided Learning, as well as additional informal learning, preparation and completion of assessment.

If you are a professionally registered engineer (CEng, IEng or EngTech), you will only need to complete 50% of the required credits for each qualification.


This qualification allows you to develop your knowledge of roles and responsibilities of a manager by focusing on specific skill areas.

You will need to complete at least one unit to a minimum of 4 credits and submit a written assignment that successfully demonstrates your understanding of the your chosen topic.

This qualification needs to be completed within 12 months of the start date.


This qualification gives you a broader knowledge of management skills while focusing on the specific areas appropriate to you and your workplace.

You will need to complete any combination of units to a minimum of 13 credits and submit a written assignment that successfully demonstrates your understanding of the your chosen topic. This qualification needs to be completed within 36 months of the start date.

This qualification needs to be completed within 36 months of the start date of the first unit.


New engineering manager

CMI 301 - 2 days - Mandatory for Certificate 

7 credits

Stakeholder management

CMI 305 - 1 day

4 credits
6 credits

Customer service excellence

CMI 317 - 2 days + one online session

5 credits

Confident presenting

CMI 320 - 2 days

5 credits
The fee covers your attendance on the minimum number of modules needed to reach your required credit value.


If you wish to attend additional modules to further your learning, please be aware that you will not be able to complete an assignment for these and a supplementary attendance fee will be charged.

Recognition for professionally registered engineers

CMI recognises the value of professional registration, so ensures that professionally registered engineers (CEng, IEng, EngTech) are entitled to a 50% exemption on the number of credits for each Level 3 qualification.

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There are no exams to be taken, instead, assessment is done via practical work-based assignments, which can be submitted as and when you have completed each unit. This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.

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