• Either you run the day or the day runs you.Jim Rohn
  • Today, the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears. Today, wealth is contained in brainpower, not brute power.Brian Tracy
  • If you're not riding the wave of change you'll find yourself beneath it. Anonymous
  • Successful transformation is 70 to 90 percent leadership and only 10 to 30 percent management.John P. Cotter
  • Formula for success: under promise and over deliver.Tom Peters
  • Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.Warren Bennis
  • If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd.Edward de Bono

Level 3 First Line Management Courses

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) 

Reserve your place on a CMI qualification today.

Level 3 First Line Management Award Course

Level 3 First Line Management Certificate Course

Level 3 First Line Management Diploma Course


Whether you are studying for the Award, Certificate or Diploma, LMC courses will provide you with the best chance of success first time.

Take your place on an LMC course for a CMI qualification and you will receive:

    • Expert tuition and guidance
    • High quality supporting materials
    • Induction & ongoing tuition support
    • State of the art training facilities, including lunch
    • CMI student membership and benefits, such as access to the CMI Management Direct (once registered with the CMI)


Optional Extra:

    • CMI registration and marking fees



Please take the time to review the CMI First Line Management Fact Sheet and Syllabus for a full understanding of the requirements of the qualification.




Assessment is normally via practical work-based assignments provided by LMC. This ensures you minimise time away from work and undertake study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.

To gain the qualification delegates must complete assignments of approximately 2,500 words long. Assignments are an important part of the programme as they encourage deeper reflection and research.  The number of assignments to be completed will vary subject to the qualification selected.


CMI qualifications come in three different sizes, depending on how in-depth the qualification is and how long it will take you to complete it.


Our Level 3 Award in First Line Management provides an introduction to the skills, roles and responsibilities of this management area. It will also develop your basic knowledge by focusing on the development of specific management skills.

Award is the shortest and most concise qualification – taking between 1 and 3 months.

Level 3 First Line Management Award Course


A more extensive qualification, our Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management gives you a broader knowledge of effective management skills while focusing on the specific management areas appropriate to you and your workplace.

Certificate provides a broad base of knowledge and skills – taking between 3 and 6 months.

Level 3 First Line Management Certificate Course


With a more comprehensive structure, our Level 3 Diploma in First Line Management gives you all the key skills and competencies you'll need to become an effective first line manager.

Diploma provides a comprehensive and extensive programme of learning - taking between 6 and 12 months.

Level 3 First Line Management Diploma Course


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