CMI Management Courses


The Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the only chartered professional body in the UK for management and leadership. With over 100,000 members, CMI management and leadership courses give professionals the skills and techniques to improve the performance of their teams and their own performance as managers. The CMI offers a range of internationally recognised qualifications in leadership and management, designed to help members progress their careers and deliver improvements in organisations.

Chartered Manager status is the highest accolade in the management profession, recognised across all sectors and industries as a mark of excellence in leadership, and is only awarded by the CMI. Chartered Manager status can be achieved through a range of different CMI training routes. If you have 3 years of management experience and complete the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership, you will be eligible to apply for Chartered Manager status.

Developing stand-out managers and future leaders

AVADO’s CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership (Level 5) is an ideal stepping stone from junior or middle-management to more senior roles, covering key management skills and techniques including problem solving, change management and financial decision-making. As digital transformation experts, AVADO also bring a unique digital emphasis to each unit giving practical skills in how to manage team, technology and data in the digital age.

As AVADO deliver engaging CMI courses online, managers will learn in their own time around work and home commitments. The programme is designed to be flexible but with a structure that guides managers through a series of milestones to ensure they remain on track, fully supported by a proactive personal tutor throughout. The CMI Diploma is delivered via cohort-based learning, so managers will progress through the course as part of a group of professionals, experiencing group work, networking and practicing key leadership skills like collaboration and adaptability. This cohort-based model makes learning more engaging and effective, reflected by AVADO’s industry-leading completion and pass rates.

Benefits of CMI Management Courses

  • CMI qualified managers and leaders make a positive impact on businesses helping them to grow and thrive.  
  • CMI’s research shows that CMI training courses lead to 23% increases in organisational performance and a 32% increase in employee engagement.  
  • CMI is the voice of a community of over 100,000 professional managers and leaders, from the UK and internationally, ranging through levels of seniority across all industries and organisations.  
  • CMI membership and resources makes you a better manager and leader, improving your career prospects and getting you to the top of your profession. 
  • Holding a professional Qualification leads to additional earnings of £81,000 over a career for individuals. 

Becoming a CMI member

CMI membership is available free to learners as part of their CMI qualification with AVADO. By studying the CMI Diploma in Management, you will gain access to CMI’s range of resources through CMI membership, practical help whenever you need it, tools and techniques and new ways to enhance your professional reputation. Included with your membership you will receive:  

  • ManagementDirect – all members get free access to ManagementDirect, CMI’s online portal of management and leadership content, to support both your learning and your daily role as a manager. Content includes videos, research, eBooks, articles and more. 
  • Pathways  - Pathways are CMI’s range of high quality learning materials exclusively designed to support core CMI management and leadership qualifications. Pathways put theory into context, with customised content designed to the learning outcomes, confidence building activities and guidelines for use of study time. 
  • Mentoring - CMI offer an online mentoring programme; CMI Achieve. Mentoring can support you in improving and developing your skills and performance, allowing you to put lessons learnt into practice. Mentoring also gives you the opportunity to build your network quickly. 

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