Working out how to make the most of apprenticeships in your organisation can be challenging. We can help you in the following ways:

Organisational Needs Analysis

Help you identify what your management and leadership development needs are and what the best mix of apprenticeships might be to help you meet those needs.

Identifying Options

  • Help you to review whether your existing management and leadership development programmes can be aligned to meet the new Trailblazer requirements.
  • Map existing programmes to CMI Diplomas and to the Trailblazers.
  • Review new programmes and qualifications that can be funded by the Levy.

Use our levy calculator

Flexible delivery

Help you find the right university and /or learning provider to deliver your apprenticeships or equip you to deliver them as a CMI accredited centre.

Link to wider CMI support

Access to bespoke online support through ManagementDirect for all apprentices that register with CMI at the start of their apprenticeship.


  • Apprentices develop the skills and knowledge that is directly relevant to your business.
  • Gives you the opportunity to 'grow your own' staff instilling your business culture and working style from an early stage.
  • Utilise government funding to offer your teams internationally recognised qualifications.
  • Improve the retention of your skilled workforce.
  • All apprentices become members of CMI and have access to all of the member benefits.
  • Easy to get started with the support of CMI.

Developing capabilities, delivering results, driving best practice

The new trailblazer apprenticeships are aligned to the CMIs “Professional Management and Leadership Standard”, building on the National Occupational Standards and the units that professional qualifications are validated and accredited against.

View the Apprenticeship Brochure  

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         CMI’s Leadership Standard

Current Apprenticeships


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Case Studies



We wanted to create something that would give young people but, more recently, a much broader audience a pathway to the more senior parts of our business.

Mike Thompson

Head of Barclays’ Apprenticeship Programme

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Civil Service Learning

Civil Service Learning

[We want to provide] a full suite of potential pathways, not just for external recruits, but also, excitingly, for internal staff to build their own capability and development by having the opportunity to enrol onto a leadership and management apprenticeship programme.

Jake McClure

Head of Apprenticeships

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Opus Building Services

I recognise that my managers are from the same background as me, so I want them to understand the benefits of management and leadership qualifications and how they allow my business to keep growing.

Gavin Richardson

Founder of Opus Building Services

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Two Thirds Government Funded

All Trailblazer Apprenticeships are co-funded. For every £1 an employer contributes the government will contribute £2.

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Levy Calculator

Enter the details of your company's pay bill to find out how much the Levy might cost, how much you would be eligible for in apprenticeship vouchers, and how many managers you could support through the Apprenticeship.