The Frontier Consultancy & Business Skills course has been curated using the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 in Professional Consulting qualification framework and is the first module students must complete on their journey to Chartered status. It aims to provide an introduction to the consultancy profession and an appreciation of the wide range of skills & knowledge required to be an effective consultant, no matter your sector, background or industry. 


Consulting is an exciting and continually evolving field which offers opportunities to work in a variety of industries and settings; from strategy and operations to more specialised areas such as security risk management, finance and IT. Whilst there are no specific prerequisites, it is expected that most students will be intending to enter into a management consulting role and will therefore hold a minimum of two years business experience or be educated to degree level. 

On completion of Module 1 you will:

  • Understand the nature of consulting

  • Be able to prepare for professional personal development as a consultant

  • Know how to communicate effectively with clients

  • Accumulate 80 learning hours (30 guided)

  • Submit 4 assignments

  • Complete 8 sessions and participate in 4 live webinars

Module 1: Introduction to Consulting Essentials

The FCBS course focuses on developing hard and soft skills such as problem solving, planning, negotiations and managing consultancy sessions - enabling you to build successful client relationships.

  • Achieve an industry recognised qualification; CMI Level 5 Award in Professional Consulting.

  • Explore the competencies and develop the knowledge needed to operate as a professional consultant.

  • Gain a valuable insight to the consultancy cycle and various change management models.

  • Demonstrate to potential clients your consultancy competence and credibility alongside your own technical expertise.

  • Be fully supported throughout your multimedia distance learning journey. Learn from industry leading lecturers, interactive sessions, discussion forms, 1:1 tutorial options, bonus material and more.

  • Benefit from membership to the exclusive SRM Alumni; a diverse association designed to educate, innovate and inspire it's members across industries through social events, business opportunities and relationship building.

Pricing Options


Both of the following options include the cost of registration and marking. If your employer is covering this cost (including ELC's), or if you are an employer looking to enrol multiple students please get in touch.

Course Outline

(Full syllabus launching soon)

  • 1

    Introduction

  • 2

    Session 1: Fundamental Drivers

    • Pre-Session Reading 1

    • Pre-Session Reading 2

    • Pre-Session Reading 3

    • Pre-Session Reading 4

    • Session 1: Video 1

    • Session 1: Video 2

    • Session 1: The Fundamentals

    • Session 1: Video 3

  • 3

    Session 2: Services / Structures Adding Value

    • Pre-Session Reading 1

    • Pre-Session Reading 2

    • Pre-Session Reading 3

    • Session 2: Video 1

    • Session 2: Services, Structure and Adding Value

    • Post-Session Reading 1

    • Post-Session Reading 2

    • Session 2: Video 2

  • 4

    Session 3: Consultancy Cycle

    • Pre-Session Reading 1

    • Pre-Session Reading 2

    • Pre-Session Reading 3

    • Session 3: Video 1

    • Session 3: The Consultancy Cycle

    • Extra Resource: Tools For the Job

    • Post-Session Reading 1

    • Session 3: Video 2

    • Live Webinar 1

    • Webinar 1 Recording

    • Assignment 1: CMI Unit 5029 Task 2

  • 5

    Session 4: The Consultant Client Relationship

    • Pre-Session Reading 1

    • Pre-Session Reading 2

    • Pre-Session Reading 3

    • Session 4: Video 1

    • Pre-Session Reading 4

    • Session 4: Video 2

    • Session 4: The Consultant Client Relationship

    • Post-Session Reading 1

    • Live Webinar 2

    • Assignment 2: CMI Unit 5029 Task 1

    • Webinar 2 Recording

  • 6

    Session 5: Communication Skills 1

    • Pre-Session Reading 1

    • Pre-Session Reading 2

    • Session 5: Video 1

    • Session 5: Consultant Communication 'Methods & Skills' within the Consultancy Cycle

  • 7

    Session 6: Communication Skills 2

    • Pre-Session Reading 1

    • Pre-Session Reading 2

    • Pre-Session Reading 3

    • Session 6: Video 1

    • Session 6: Communication ‘Challenges & Impact’ facing the Consultant

    • Live Webinar 3

    • Webinar 3 Recording

    • Assignment 3: CMI Unit 5029 Task 4

  • 8

    Session 7: Professionalism & Ethics

    • Pre-Session Reading 1

    • Pre-Session Reading 2

    • Pre-Session Reading 3

    • Session 7: Professional & Ethical Considerations

    • Post-Session Reading 1

    • Post-Session Reading 2

  • 9

    Session 8: Personal Development Plan (PDP)

    • Pre-Session Reading 1

    • Pre-Session Reading 2

    • Pre-Session Reading 3

    • Pre-Session Reading 4

    • Session 8: Video 1

    • Session 8: Consultant Personal Development

    • Post-Session Reading 1

    • Post-Session Reading 2

    • Post-Session Reading 3

    • Post-Session Reading 4

    • Session 8: Video 2

    • Session 8: Video 3

    • Webinar 4 Recording

    • Live Webinar 4

    • Assignment 4: CMI Unit 5029 Task 3

    • Learner Statement of Authenticity

    • Module 1 Completion

    • Module 1 Feedback

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  • £1,195.00

    £1,195.00Frontier Consulting & Business Skills Module 1 & 2: Introduction to Consulting Essentials and The Client Relationship

    By completing both modules you can apply for chartered management consultant status with the National Consultant Register, awarding the post-nominals CMC.
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