Awarding Body for management qualifications

An Awarding Body is an organisation licensed by the government through OFQUAL to design and award official qualifications. Although there many awarding bodies that approve management qualifications, not all of them are experts in the field of management or are well respected by employers. The two key awarding bodies that specialise in management in the UK are the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Chartered Management Institute.

We recommend the Chartered Management Institute because we believe that their expertise and services for students and members are second to none. Some key facts and figures for the CMI include:

The Chartered Management Institute is a professional management membership organisation that is also approved as an awarding body.

Formed in 1947, it received a charter by royal assent in 2002. It is the only awarding body and membership organisation that can offer Chartered Management status.

It has over 107,000 members, an active member network system and approximately 24,000 students.

It is recognised internationally and CMI qualifications are delivered globally.

 When you study with us you will receive a student membership as part of your course fee, which comes with a significant amount of benefits.

Recognised qualifications

The CMI offer a wide range of qualifications from team leaders to strategic senior managers and leaders. Achieving a management qualification doesn’t just increase your performance, it enhances your professional reputation and will boost your career prospects.


Fast answers

Enjoy instant access to all the answers you need from the CMI on-line multi-media knowledge base, ManagementDirect. Use it to support your studies or in your day-to-day management role.

CMI library

Discover the secrets of successful leaders by borrowing books from the largest management library in the UK. Online and paperback versions available.

Mentoring service

Through the CMI service, experienced managers and leaders share their skills and experiences to help others develop their own management skills and advance their career.

Membership discounts

Save money on your purchases from the CMI e-shop – discounts for members are available on books and event tickets

Professional recognition

CMI membership gives you a post qualification nominal (Associate grade upwards) that signifies you are dedicated to your profession and continued profession development. Add this to your CV, business card and email signature.


Redundancy and CV support

Get the reassurance of a free session with a redundancy counsellor and access important career development resources  such as a CV writing service.


Make valuable business contacts at CMI frequent events around the UK, and on-line forums.


The latest news

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Learn smarter

The CMI offer CPD, through e-learning, workshops and much more. track and record your CPD online. Keep up to date with the skills you need to succeed in your management career.

Management Qualification Information Centre

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