CMI scoops apprenticeships honour

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has received a prestigious award: it won the Awarding Body of the Year at the 2016 Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) Awards.

The award is to recognise the work of the Institute, which FAB said centred on CMI efforts to re-build the profile of apprenticeships and battling against the UK’s lacklustre productivity.

CMI chief executive Ann Francke said: “We’re delighted to have received this prestigious award from the FAB. Through working as an awarding body in partnership with employers, higher education institutions, education partners and other professional bodies, we’re now creating many more routes for established and new managers to develop the professional skills the UK needs to meet our future productivity challenges.”


‘A key role’

The last year has seen exceptional progress in the CMI’s work on apprenticeships, part of which saw it form a group of 30 leading employers from multiple sectors and representing different scales of business to develop standards and best practice.

In addition, the CMI has also played a key role in securing approval from government for new apprenticeship standards for team leaders and supervisors (level 3), operations and department managers (level 5) and the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship.