A new agreement between the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Hawk Training will see 500 managers earn professional qualifications up to the internationally-recognised Chartered Manager status over the next year.
As part of the agreement, Hawk will offer learners CMI-backed management qualifications at Level 3, Level 5 and Level 7, as well as the new breed of employer-designed Trailblazer management apprenticeships.
Students on the CMI dual-accredited management courses will also gain CMI membership and access to ManagementDirect, the CMI’s online portal containing more than 15,000 study resources which are used by tens of thousands of learners every year.
The agreement is another step forward for CMI in its mission to increase the number of professionally qualified managers and leaders. According to CMI research, seven in 10 employers fail to train first-time managers, creating a problem known in the business as ‘the accidental manager’. A 2016 report by Investors in People found that poor management costs the UK £84bn a year in lost productivity.
Ann Francke, chief executive of CMI, said the agreement will help many more employers develop their management teams:
"In a tough economic climate, there is no doubt that developing world-class management and leadership is essential to a company's growth, and I urge employers to make sure that they support their managers to become Chartered. We're delighted to be working with Hawk Training to give 500 managers the opportunity to gain the professional skills that will benefit their employers, as well as their own career development."
Crawford Knott, managing director of Hawk Training, added:
"We're delighted to be partnered with CMI. Becoming a strategic partner will support us in our ongoing commitment to deliver innovative leadership and management programmes that make a real difference to individuals and their organisations. Our shared values of passion and professionalism provide an excellent foundation for a long-term relationship with CMI.
Management is always needed in an organisation, and accredited courses are particularly important when addressing the phenomenon of the accidental manager. Our dual accreditation provides pathways for existing employees who are becoming upskilled. With the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, many employers are also looking to position their levy spend on the development of their senior talent
Over 25,000 people now study a CMI dual-accredited further education qualification every year, with more than 1,000 earning Chartered Manager status. According to CMI research, Chartered Managers add up to £362,000 of value to their employers through greater performance. Four in five (80%) of Chartered Managers report that professional accreditation has benefited their careers."
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