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 TUT (total unit time), which is set based on estimated time expected for the average learner to be taught the content via formal Guided Learning, additional informal learning and 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 TUT 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 (minimum of 40 TUT) 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 a combination of three units (minimum of 121 TUT) to achieve this qualification. For each unit of study, you are required to produce an assignment that demonstrates your understanding of the unit topic. 

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 

68 TUT

Stakeholder management

CMI 305 - 1 day

40 TUT
55 TUT

Customer service excellence

CMI 317 - 2 days + one online session

41 TUT

Presentation skills

CMI 320 - 2 days

48 TUT

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 TUT 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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