CMI First Line Management SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

The main aim of the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Award in First Line Management (Level 6) is to provide a general course for those who are moving into a job with a managerial component for the first time. Jobs such as administrators, supervisors, co-ordinators, team leaders and section heads are not titled 'manager' but all have managerial elements.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required.

It is probably useful to currently be in, or to have had experience of, a supervisory/managerial position to get the full benefit of the class.

The Role of a Manager

Personal Development Planning

Identifying Stakeholders and Planning to Meet Their Needs

Developing Effective Working Relationships

Managing Team Performance

How will I study my course?

  • Evening

Evening class sessions or online study

You will study by way of class-room based lectures and tutorials in College with online support materials. You can also study flexibly by online study only.

One assessment at the end of the course

How long will my course last?

10 Weeks

Note the course is 7 weeks taught online followed by a student project which has to be completed within 3 weeks.

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Orkney, Kirkwall

Start date

January and September (dependent on applicant numbers)


Full time

If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.

Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.

Part time

Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.

If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course.


The course is registered for ITA funding and students are encouraged to enquire whether they are eligible for this.  Some students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course would be beneficial for jobs such as administrators, project co-ordinators, team leaders, section heads and supervisors which all require managerial skills. The qualification may also help those who want to improve their career prospects within or outwith their current organisation.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for CMI First Line Management SCQF 6

I want to start in Sept 2023 or Jan 2024

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