2021 Winners Outstanding HE Training Provider of the Year

The HE Partner Award recognises outstanding positive impact on student employability, enriched experience and professional development, having implemented and taken full advantage of the benefits of a CMI partnership.

Congratulations to our 2021 HE Partner of the Year

The University of Huddersfield has been chosen as the Award winner for their development of their people managers and their student population, as part of a wider student employability agenda. This institution made the shortlist because they have shown a strategic attitude to Management and Leadership training in an extensive relationship with CMI. As a CMI Centre, the University has embedded CMI qualifications into undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and has integrated Level 5 and Level 7 programmes into their staff training.

Meet the 2021 shortlisted nominees

Being shortlisted for this Award really shows our commitment to CMI through the development of our staff community and prospective students. The external recognition it provides will help us stand out within the HE sector during a challenging time for everyone.

Danny Benton, Head of People and Organisational Development
University of Huddersfield
University of Huddersfield
Henley
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The 2021 honourable mention...

Henley Business School has made providing quality education for their students a central strategic aim. The School has been shortlisted as a result of this mission to ensure that students can develop and apply their learning to real-life situations, examining issues around ethics and sustainability, and building an understanding of the wider global impact of business on society. This, Henley Business School believes, makes for future leaders with strong business acumen who are responsible and have a wider perspective. There are over 1500 learners on Management and Leadership apprenticeships, from Levels 5 to 7, at the School.

This Award is very important to us. Whilst we are a recognised Higher Education provider, the apprenticeship market for higher level degrees is still new. Therefore, being shortlisted recognises and emphasises the quality of our apprenticeships.

Dr Dorota Bourne, Associate Professor

Our 2021 Shortlisted Entries

Our shortlisted entries for the Higher Education Partner of the Year Award have now been announced, take a look at the shortlist below.

Henley Business School - University of Reading

This Award is very important to us. Whilst we are a recognised Higher Education provider, the apprenticeship market for higher level degrees is still new. Therefore, being shortlisted recognises and emphasises the quality of our apprenticeships.

Dr Dorota Bourne
Associate Professor
The University of Warwick

We are delighted to be recognised for our relationship with CMI by being shortlisted for this Award. It is great to be appreciated for our work in Leadership and Management education by such a well-known Management Institution.

Trudy Spencer
Associate Professor
University of Exeter Business School

We wanted to apply to reflect on what we have achieved over the last year. This Award shortlisting highlights the importance of the huge diversification in our student body that we have cultivated through the innovative delivery of our programmes.

Rachael Johnstone
Head of Department and Director of Degree Apprenticeships
University of Huddersfield

Being shortlisted for this Award really shows our commitment to CMI through the development of our staff community and prospective students. The external recognition it provides will help us stand out within the HE sector during a challenging time for everyone.

Danny Benton
Head of People and Organisational Development