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CMI Level 5 Professional Consulting Diploma

CMI Level 5 Professional Consulting Diploma

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CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting
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The CMI Level 5 Qualifications in Professional Consulting (RQF) have been developed by Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in cooperation with the Institute of Consulting (IC).

These qualifications are designed for Professional Consultants who want to develop their strategic skills with consulting such as organisational structure and culture, entry and diagnosis, communicating strategies for consulting and group dynamics and facilitating skills. The equivalent academic level is HND/Degree level.

Our courses are designed to accommodate work-life balance: flexible start dates, flexible timetables, no classroom attendance and assessment by assignments only, no examinations. All students are allocated a qualified CMI Online distance learning tutor.


CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting

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You will be supported throughout your learning journey by your coach tutor who is a Chartered Management Consultant.

CMI Level 5 Diploma in professional consulting

Learners must complete all mandatory units to a total of 25 credits and three optional units to a minimum of 18 credits to achieve this qualification. The minimum Total Qualification Time is 430 hours, including 180 Guided Learning Hours.

Mandatory Group A

Planning and managing consultancy interventions 8
The client relationship 8
Problem-solving tools and techniques for consultants 9

Optional Group B

Coaching practice and theory 6
An introduction to consulting essentials 8
Communication for consultants 7

Who is this course for?

These qualifications are designed for aspiring and practising Professional Consultants who want to develop key skills such as planning and managing consultancy interventions, the client relationship, communication and problem-solving tools and techniques.

These qualifications have been developed in cooperation with the Institute of Consulting (IC).


This qualification is suitable for Learners from age 19 and who are in or aspiring to a middle manager role.

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, but as a Learner you will be ideally to
be working within an environment where they can demonstrate skills and apply knowledge.
Alternatively, you could draw on previous experience within an organisation or use an organisation
you are familiar with.

Career path

The qualifications provide opportunities for progression onto other professional consultancy qualifications and Chartered Management Consultant status.

Career pathways:

  • Management Consultant - With an estimated salary of £55,343 per annum
  • Consultant - With an estimated salary of £46,317 per annum
  • Professional Consultant - With an estimated salary of £50,205 per annum

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.