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 day 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 a mentoring – On day 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 3 two hour workshops designed to extend the learning. They will discuss practical application, 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 three 1:1 coaching sessions where they will be supported by an expert coach.

Assessment Tutorials – In the 2 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 a 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: 

Rachel Ellsmore

Rachel Ellsmore

With over 10 years' experience in Training and Development, Rachel is well placed to meet the dynamic and diverse needs of managers in the recruitment market. An integral part of the leadership training team delivering and assessing APSCo’s CMI programme, Rachel is a popular trainer in high demand.

Excellent as always! Rachel is very supportive and informative. She has answered and explained everything clearly, concisely and thoroughly.


Career Moves Group

Rachel has broad experience, having worked in operational management herself she then moved into HR focusing on areas such as recruitment, training and development, and coaching.

As a trainer, she has worked with leaders in sectors including recruitment, retail, engineering, hospitality and sport. In addition to the CMI leadership programme, Rachel has delivered successful programmes in train the trainer, career coaching, team building, communication, change management, internal recruitment & assessment, graduate recruitment, coaching Skills, retail skills and personality profiling. 

Rachel was engaging and encouraging. She created a safe space to share ideas and always took onboard different perspectives.



Range of Training Expertise

  • Train the trainer
  • Management and leadership
  • Team building
  • Customer service
  • Time management
  • Personal development
  • Performance management
  • Coaching

Range of Other Expertise

  • Internal and external recruitment and selection
  • Assessment and development centres
  • Appraisal design
  • Competency design
  • Psychometric testing (Level A & B qualified)
  • 360 feedback

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