CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting Training Course Overview

CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting Training Course Outline 

Our CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting Training Course is thoughtfully structured to meet the 180 Guided Learning Hours requirement, providing delegates with 32 hours of comprehensive course material and 148 hours of interactive e-learning content.

Qualification Level: Diploma

Minimum Credit: 43

The below-mentioned topics will be delivered by our professional instructor in the Online Instructor-Led Training.

Unit 5033: Communication for Consultants (Credit Value 7)

Module 1: Importance of Communication

  • Communicate with Clients
  • Impact of Communication Skills on the Client/Consultant Relationship
  • Different Communication Methods May Be Used to Identify Clients’ Needs
  • Impact of Communications Skills on Achieving Intervention Objectives
  • How Client Confidentiality Is Observed by the Consultant?

Module 2: Run Effective Meetings with Clients

  • Process of Planning and Preparing for a Meeting
  • Skills Required of a Consultant When Running Meetings
  • Importance of the Consultant Employing Questioning and Listening Skills
  • Different Types and Formats of Meetings

Module 3: Present Information, Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations to Clients

  • Principles of Delivering a Presentation
  • Use of Presentations as a Method of Communicating Information to Clients
  • Tools and Resources a Consultant May Prepare Effective Written Reports
  • Different Writing Styles

Unit 5031: Role and Responsibilities of a Consultant (Credit Value 6)

Module 4: Understand the Role of the Consultant

  • Types of Organisational Structures for Consulting Practices/Departments
  • Role of the Consultant
  • Emerging Trends and Challenges Facing the Consulting Industry
  • Demand for Consultants Changes in Different Economic Climates

Module 5: Assess Current Competencies, Knowledge, and Behaviours

  • Competencies Required of a Consultant Change
  • Competencies, Knowledge, and Behaviours Against the Consultancy Competency Framework (CCF)
  • Completion of Personal Development Plan (PDP)

Module 6: How to Behave in a Professional and Ethical Manner?

  • Professional Behaviours Required of a Consultant
  • Ethical Dilemmas That May Arise in the Course of the Work of a Consultant
  • Duty of Care Owed by a Consultant to a Client

Unit 5009V1: Project Development and Control (Credit Value 6)

Module 7: Identify the Components of Project Stages and Lifecycle

  • Component Stages of a Project
  • Project Lifecycle from Conception to Commissioning or Hand Over
  • Assess Where Projects Fit in Operational Management Activities

Module 8: Project Methodologies and Their Application

  • Standard Approaches Available to Manage Projects
  • Process of Developing an Effective Project Management Environment
  • Identification of and Communication with All Project Stakeholders
  • Fundamentals of a Business Case to Support a Project

Module 9: Develop a Project Plan, Identify and Mitigate Risks

  • Design a Project Plan to Achieve a Specific Objective
  • Identify the Financial Components

Module 10: Construct a Monitor and Review Strategy

  • Construct a Monitoring and Review Strategy

Unit 5030: Planning and Managing Consultancy Interventions (Credit Value 8)

Module 11: Need to Adopt a Structured Approach

  • Types of Consultancy Interventions and Approaches
  • Role of Planning in Consultancy Interventions
  • Stages of the Consultancy Cycle
  • Inputs and Deliverables at Each Stage of the Consultancy Cycle
  • How to Overcome Challenges and Risks?
  • Importance of Scoping to a Consultancy Intervention

Module 12: Use Project Management Techniques in a Consultancy Intervention

  • Components of an Effective Project Plan
  • Need for Budgeting of Financial and Non-Financial Resources
  • Develop Systems and Practices to Identify and Manage Potential Risks
  • Appropriate Infrastructure to Support Project Delivery
  • Impact of the Consultant's Own Role and Skills in Project Delivery
  • Importance of the Project Leader Quality Assuring

Module 13: Conduct a Consultancy Intervention

  • Identify the Resource Implications
  • Data Analysis Tools/Models and Evaluate the Contribution
  • How to Develop a Cohesive Set of Conclusions/Findings?
  • Process of Developing Recommendations from the Analysis

Unit 5032: Client Relationship (Credit Value 8)

Module 14: Importance of the Client/Consultant Relationship

  • Different Organisational Structures and Processes
  • Key Factors in Developing a Positive Client/Consultant Relationship
  • Assess the Impact that Client/Consultant Relationships Have on Consultancy Interventions
  • Importance of Trust in a Client/Consultant Relationship

Module 15: Develop and Manage the Client Relationship

  • Tools and Techniques Used to Identify the Needs of Clients and Key Stakeholders
  • Describe a Range of Skills Used By the Consultant
  • Impact of Professionalism, Ethical Conduct, and Confidentiality
  • Common Causes of Breakdown in the Client/Consultant Relationship
  • Plan to Minimise Potential Conflicts in the Client/Management Consultant Relationship

Module 16: Use Negotiation and Influencing Skills

  • How the Principles of Negotiation Can Be Used?
  • Influencing and Negotiation Tools Techniques and Models
  • How the Consultant May Use Influencing Skills?

Unit 5034: Problem Solving, Tools, and Techniques for Consultants (Credit Value 9)

Module 17: Understand How to Identify the Client Need

  • Tools and Approaches a Consultant May Employ
  • Impact on the Intervention

Module 18: Data Collection Methods and Confidentiality in a Consultancy Intervention

  • Different Sources of Data and Information
  • How Validity and Reliability of Data and Information Can Be Evaluated?
  • Importance of Confidentiality

Module: 19 Apply Analysis Tools Within Consultancy Interventions

  • Analytical Tools, Techniques, and Models
  • Select Appropriate Analytical Tools, Techniques, and Models
  • Findings and Draw Conclusions Following Analysis
  • Determine Options to Address the Needs of the Client
  • Assess Risks to the Client of Adopting Alternative Course of Action


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Who should attend this CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting Training Course?

This CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting Training Course is ideal for anyone who wants to enhance their consulting and communication skills for career advancement. However, it is more beneficial for:

  • Management Consultants
  • Business Analysts
  • HR Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Sales and Marketing Executives
  • Legal Consultants
  • Government Officials and Policy Advisors

Prerequisites of the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites to attend this CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting Training Course. 

CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting Training Course Overview

The CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting is a comprehensive training course tailored for individuals seeking expertise in the consulting field. This course is especially relevant for those looking to deepen their understanding and application of consulting methodologies in various business environments.

This diploma is essential for current and aspiring Professional Consultants, Business Advisors, and those in managerial roles who provide consultancy services. It's particularly beneficial for individuals aiming to enhance their consulting skills, client management abilities, and strategic advisory capacities.

The Knowledge Academy's 4-day CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting provides an extensive exploration of consulting practices over a series of detailed sessions. The course is designed to equip delegates with practical skills and theoretical knowledge, enabling them to deliver effective and efficient consulting services.

Course Objectives:

  • To learn how to effectively communicate with clients in consulting roles
  • To impart skills for running diverse and efficient meetings with clients
  • To facilitate the development of impactful presentation and reporting techniques
  • To understand the role, responsibilities, and trends in professional consulting
  • To assess and enhance competencies aligned with consultancy standards
  • To instil professionalism and ethical behaviour in consulting practices
  • To learn project management and problem-solving tools for consultancy interventions

After attending this CMI Level 5 Training Course, delegates will be able to communicate effectively with clients, build stronger relationships, and conduct and lead productive client meetings with confidence. They will also be able to apply project management techniques and problem-solving tools to successfully manage consulting interventions and deliver valuable results for clients.

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What’s included in this CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting Training Course?

  • CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting Training Course Assessment 
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  •  Flexible Self-Paced Training
  • CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting Training Course Certificate  
  • Digital Delegate Pack 

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CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting Assessment Information

  • Learners need to complete the assessment for each attended unit, aiming for a word count of 2500 to 3000 per unit.
  • Assignments are marked by CMI Assessor, and you will receive detailed feedback on the work you have submitted to The Knowledge Academy.
  • You will receive the learner assessment guide once you’ve registered for the course.

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Professional consulting is a specialised service where experts provide valuable advice and solutions to clients or organisations to address complex challenges, improve operations, and achieve specific goals.
Successful professional consultants need strong communication, problem-solving, interpersonal, analytical, and project management skills. They should also possess industry-specific knowledge.
Professional consulting can help organisations improve efficiency, solve complex problems, implement best practices, and adapt to industry changes, ultimately leading to increased profitability and growth.
Client confidentiality is crucial as it builds trust and ensures that sensitive information and business strategies remain secure. It is a fundamental ethical principle in consulting.
CMI Level 5 Diploma in Professional Consulting benefits individuals by enhancing their consulting skills, expanding career opportunities, and providing advanced knowledge in client communication and problem-solving. For organisations, it results in a more competent consulting workforce, better client service, and increased effectiveness in addressing complex business challenges, ultimately leading to improved client relationships and organisational success.
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