Chartered Management Institute CMI

Created in partnership with the CMI, The Level 5 Advanced Leadership Programme offers directors, middle and senior leaders the opportunity to develop the strategic skills required to grow a professional recruitment business, build successful teams and drive ambitious performance. The programme balances the practical with the rigours of a formal qualification focusing on principles of leadership, coaching and mentoring. Download the programme overview.

Programme Structure

Programme Launch – In this one-hour virtual introduction to your programme you will meet your tutor, learning support team and other delegates. You will gain an understanding of the programme, commitment required, pre-course preparation and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Three days classroom / virtual learning

  • Effective Leadership – Culture, Power and Ethics – Reviewing leadership practices learners will evaluate leadership in organisations, understanding responsible leadership and the impact of external and internal factors. The course will also examine power dynamics, provide a situational leadership framework and enable you to map your style along with your team.
  • Inspiring leadership – Empowerment and Accountability – On module 2, delegates will explore how to achieve organisational objectives and evaluate empowerment and trust in order to build cohesive teams who are capable of adapting to change.
  • Advanced Leadership – Coaching and Mentoring – On module 3, delegates will explore the similarities and differences between coaching and mentoring gaining a greater understanding of the purpose of each. Learners will be introduced to coaching models and the process of coaching. In the final part, delegates will analyse skills and competencies, discuss evaluation strategies and assess approaches to ensure results.

Action Learning Workshop – Learners will benefit from 3x two-hour workshops designed to extend the learning. They will discuss practical applications, build on themes introduced in the training days and provide peer-to-peer support to tackle leadership challenges.

1:1 coaching – All learners will have 3x 1-hour 1:1 coaching sessions where they will be supported by an expert coach.

Assessment Tutorials – In the 2x two-hour tutorials learners will be supported in their writing skills and in consolidation of learning to ensure confidence for assignment preparation and writing.

Assessment – In order to complete the qualification there will be 2 practical assignments, for which delegates are given tutor support and extensive CMI resources.

Key Takeaways

  • Provide assessment and development planning to enhance your personal leadership skills, behaviours, style and potential
  • Step back from operational issues and think strategically about your role and contribution
  • Greater understanding of the internal and external factors that impact leadership capability
  • Empower your teams and build trust
  • Use tools and techniques to create cohesive and accountable teams 
  • Respond to the evolving needs of stakeholders

*Pricing for 2024


Virtual, trainer led



£2,120 +VAT

£2,480 +VAT


£9,990 +VAT

£11,130 +VAT

CMI registration fee

£420 +VAT


*Plus trainer expenses based on 8 delegates.

Volume discounts are available for 50 or more delegates trained.

If you are not an APSCo member, please speak to our team about pricing.

Course Trainer: 

Tracy Iqbal

Tracy Iqbal

Tracy has over 20 years’ experience working in the Recruitment Industry. Her career has developed from being a Permanent Recruiter, Senior Leader to Trainer/Coach. Her experience spans many sectors including accountancy and finance, financial service, office professionals, education, and tech recruitment.

Her true passion is delivering training and coaching services to drive recruitment performance. She has a wealth of experience writing and developing L&D frameworks for Consultant and Leaders of recruitment businesses. 

Her interactive style provides delegates with practical solutions and confidence to face real-life challenges with confidence. Tracy has a track record of developing talent into recruitment 'rising stars.'

"Tracey delivered the course content excellently. She is confident and engaging and is not afraid to be put on the spot."


KDC Resource

"Tracy is a professional who cares about the participants of the courses. It was quite an intense training, but she was making sure we do understand everything and if there was any questions, we had enough time to ask them."


AP Group


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