About Chartered Management Institute

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the Chartered Body for Management and Leadership. For 75 years, they have worked with business and education to inspire people to become skilled, confident and successful managers and leaders. As the only Chartered professional body in the field of Management and Leadership, you can be assured that CMI qualifications represent a global benchmark for excellence.

The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College was founded in 1990 and is the tertiary educational establishment for the territory. The College has links with several overseas educational institutions; these allow candidates to achieve high level academic and professional awards by means of study here in the British Virgin Islands.

HLSCC achieved CMI accreditation and authorisation in 2005 to deliver its programmes at levels from the Certificate in Management, designed for supervisors and junior managers, through to the Executive Diploma in Management, its highest level of qualification. Under this arrangement, HLSCC hires CMI- approved lecturers and delivers the programmes, while CMI certifies and assures quality via an external verifier.



What is the qualification being offered?

  • Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership

What is the length of the qualification?

  • 10 Months which are broken down into units and relevant topics

When does the course start?

  • 27th April 2022

How will the course be delivered?

  • Blended Learning

Where is the course located?

  • H. Lavity Stoutt Community College

Will my diploma be recognised?

  • Yes, CMI is an internationally recognised certificate and it is equivalent to a Higher National Diploma (HND) and Foundation


Qualification Objective

This qualification is aimed at practising or aspiring managers and leaders who are typically accountable to a senior manager or business owner. The primary role of a practising or aspiring manager and leader is to lead and manage individuals and teams to deliver aims and objectives in line with organisational strategy. Roles and responsibilities may also include but are not limited to developing teams and individuals, creating operational plans, planning and managing projects, managing change, managing finance, resources and identifying new approaches to business activities, managing quality and continuous improvement as well as managing the human resources function.


Academic Equivalent

The CMI Level 5 programme is the equivalent to a Higher National Diploma (HND) and Foundation Degree but without the long hours and years to complete, giving you more time to concentrate on getting that new future.

  • This is a full UK regulated qualification highly valued within the UK and around the world;
  • Internationally recognised due to the skills and knowledge needed to carry out your role;
  • Holds the same value certification from a college or university
  • A CMI qualification is an internationally recognised certificate.


Entry Requirements

The candidates should have:

  • BA Degree and at least 3-5 years of supervisory or mid-management experience or
  • AS Degree and at least 5 years of supervisory or mid-management experience
  • Excellent Oral, Written, Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Report Writing Skills
  • Goal Oriented mindset
  • Experience in Academic Research Papers
  • Time Management Skills
  • The ability to meet deadlines
  • 10 hours per week allocated for study.

Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership








Code Course Description      
501 Principles of Management and Leadership in an Organisational Context

This unit has been designed for learners who want to develop or sharpen their professional edge and enhance personal effectiveness. Learners will evaluate the impact of an organisation’s structure and governance on management and leadership. They will explore theoretical models, management and leadership styles and approaches designed to promote a culture of mutual trust, respect and support.




504 Managing Performance

This unit evaluates the reasons for managing performance and the approaches that can be used. It explores methods of rewarding the performance of individuals who exceed expectations, and analyses ways of managing under performance in a professional and supportive manner. This unit focuses on the way performance management, when used effectively, is able to impact on individual and organisational achievement.

5 25 50
519 Managing Quality & Continuous Improvement

This unit looks at the challenge of developing quality within organisations. It focuses on embedding continuous improvement into working practices. On successful achievement of this unit learners will understand the scope and purpose of quality management, approaches, tools and techniques for managing quality and how to judge its success.

6 22 60
520 Managing Finance

This unit has been designed to enable learners to understand how financial systems within organisations operate. Learners will evaluate the sources of finance for organisations and understand the principles for setting and managing budgets in line with regulatory and organisational guidelines.

6 22 60
521 Using Date & Information for Decision Making

The aim of this unit is to equip learners with an understanding of the purpose and practices of interpreting, managing and presenting business data and information to inform decision making.

5 26 50
514 Managing Change

This unit has been designed to enable the learner to evaluate types and reasons for change within organisations and be able to select and apply theoretical models for its management. The purpose is not only to enable learners to develop the skills to manage change and achieve set objectives, but to do so in a professional manner with open and honest communication throughout the entire process.

5 19 50
510 Managing Conflict

This unit is designed to equip the learner with strategies to manage conflict with confidence, find creative solutions and make difficult decisions


22 50
522 Managing the Customer Experience

The aim of the unit is to develop managers understanding of their role and responsibilities in managing the customer experience. Learners will develop an understanding of the key features of a customer service culture and the customer journey, which if managed effectively will impact on an organisations success.




525 Using Reflective Practice to Inform Personal & Professional Development

The aim of the unit is to equip learners with the understanding of the value of reflective practice, and how reflection can be used as the basis of a meaningful personal and professional development.




Contact Us

We would like to hear from you. You may reach Marva Wheatley-Dawson, Dean/Programme Director on Email: mdawson@hlscc.edu.vg or Tel: (284)-852-7033. Celine Thomas, Administrative Support can be reached at Email: cmthomas@hlscc.edu.vg or Tel: (284)-852-7176.