Studying Business and Management: Chartered Management Institute

As a pioneer of distance learning, the National Extension College (NEC) is committed to providing a high-quality learning experience for students. We offer the Chartered Management Institute's (CMI) qualifications - ideal for managers and leaders at any level.

Flexible professional management courses

As a pioneer of distance learning, the National Extension College (NEC) is committed to providing a high-quality learning experience for students. We offer the Chartered Management Institute's (CMI) qualifications - ideal for managers and leaders at any level.

Studying business and management with NEC

With NEC’s flexible business and management courses, you study at a time and pace to suit you. When your employees become an NEC student, they’ll be supported by a one-to-one tutor as they work their way through the course and work on assignments. They’ll also be able to call on the expertise of our dedicated student support team, by email or on the phone.

What do we offer?
We offer management qualifications at Levels 3 and 5. With work in close association with, and are quality assured by CMi. For all courses there are no formal entry requirements, as long as you are already working as a manager at the appropriate level.

Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in First Line Management
These courses help managers develop their communication and motivational skills to become more effective and productive managers.

Awardduration: 6 months cost: £245*
Certificate: duration: 12 months cost: £450*
Diplomaduration: 18 months cost:£1,350*
*Plus registration fee

Level 5 Award, Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership
These courses help managers take the next step in their career. They will learn about managing team performance, recruitment, meeting stakeholder needs and being a leader. 

Award: duration: 6 months, cost: £250*
Certificateduration: 12 months, cost: £475*
Diploma: duration: 18 months, cost: £1,495*
Extended diploma: 18 months, cost: £1,695*
*Plus registration fee

"I wanted a management qualification to progress my career so I chose to study for the CMI Level 5 Award, which was part funded by my employer. The new unitised structure was straightforward and, after two months, I completed the course. I plan to move on to the CMI Level 5 Certificate."
— Jacky Kelly

To enrol on a course, or to enrol an employee, click on the links, or call us on 0800 389 2839.

NEC is a not-for-profit organisation which offers flexible learning opportunities to people who are unable to attend a school or college, and has helped more than 750,000 learners and broaden their education since 1963.