Leading the team

Fundamentals of engineering management (CMI L3 in First Line Management)

A flexible management development programme designed to provide new engineering managers with the skills to lead teams.


From £1,600 Pricing varies depending on your module selection.


A flexible management development programme designed to provide new engineering managers with the skills to lead teams.

What does the qualification route entail?
If you choose to attend the qualification route you'll be studying towards the CMI Level 3 certificate in first line management. Upon completion of the training you'll be required to complete assignments in two modules to demonstrate that you have understood and can apply the key concepts. The number of assignments you'll undertake depends on your starting point as exemptions exist for delegates registered with the Engineering Council.

How will the Institution support my qualification?
As well as attending training programmes led by experts in their field, you will receive:
- CMI membership for the duration of your studies (up to 3 years)
- Access to thousands of online management resources
- Access to assessment webinars led by the course tutors
- Programme management to support your learning journey

Modules and learning paths
This programme requires attendees to select an appropriate learning pathway. Delegates who are professionally registered with the Engineering Council receive exemptions against some modules.

Which modules should I attend?
If you want to study for the CMI Level 3 certificate in first line management, you'll need to undertake an assessment for the Performance Management module and one other module of your choice. You must attend both mandatory modules and at least one optional module.

Who should attend?

This programme is designed for new and aspiring managers. Typical delegates have
undertaken their first line management role in the last 12 months or are seeking formal management training to support their development.

Excellent course that instantly changes your mind set and triggers the brain on how the content can be implemented in the workplace.

Anthony Hassell - Gudel Lineartec

New engineering manager - 2 days - Mandatory
This course explores the challenges that line managers face. You'll be challenged to consider how you set objectives, delegate and motivate your team.

Communication and influencing - 2 days - Optional

This course will help you communicate with your team. You'll learn how to work with difficult individuals and tailor your communication to the recipient.

Performance management and appraisal skills - 1 day or virtual - Mandatory
This course explores how you get the best out of your team. You'll be covering appraisals, conflict and objective setting.

Applying ethical principles - 1 day - Optional
This module has been designed to explore the ethical issues engineers face every day and increase your ability to deal with moral complexity.

Study a CMI certificate or diploma with the Institution and you will be eligible to purchase an NUS Extra card. This will give you access to thousands of UK and International discounts, from restaurants to travel. Find out more here: NUS Extra

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Fundamentals of engineering management (CMI L3 in First Line Management).

  • Penny Taylor

    Penny Taylor CEng FIMechE FWES

    Penny is a Fellow of the Institution and has over 20 years experience in the automotive industry and is an experienced trainer, coach and facilitator.
  • John Hattam

    John Hattam

    John has built a successful consulting business in both the private and public sectors, specialising in sales and marketing, product and customer development, and business planning.
  • Sarah Thompson

    Sarah Thompson

    Sarah is an achievement-orientated facilitator, trainer and personal coach with consultancy, development and management experience in a variety of organisations and businesses.

We offer in house training

Tell us your team's CPD needs and we'll come to you with a specialised training programme, customised for your engineering sector.
Contact our advisors if you need help finding the most appropriate training for your team.


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