Management Apprenticeships

Leadership and Management apprenticeships are one of the most effective ways to develop the capabilities and boost the performance of managers and leaders.

What are Management Apprenticeships?

Management apprenticeships are a great way of developing new and existing managers - helping them to learn new skills and successfully apply them straight into the workplace. Apprenticeships offer both practical on-the-job experience, incorporating 20% of learners' time spent on off-the-job learning, allowing students to earn while they learn.

CMI offers complete end-to-end management apprenticeship solutions to deliver support for our learners, partners and providers. Whether that is support along the way, or in the delivery of the End Point Assessment (EPA.) Backed by a professional body with over 143,000 worldwide members ensures learners, providers and employers have access to a wealth of additional resources and benefits.

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Our offer has been designed specifically with apprenticeships in mind, and can include: CMI qualification (if required), training resources, support for digital delivery and End Point Assessment alongside access to membership.


Whether you are assessing your options or want to better understand the apprenticeship journey, find more information here.


Offering complete Management apprenticeship solutions, CMI gives you everything you need to deliver apprenticeships within your business.

Training Providers

With step-by-step guidance and digital resources to support delivery, delivering an apprenticeship with CMI couldn’t be easier.

Higher Education

We have a number of apprenticeship opportunities at higher education level.

The impact of management apprenticeships

Management apprenticeships deliver value for learners and employers alike. In addition to building a diverse Management and Leadership pipeline, we know that apprentices are having a positive learning experience and acquiring the key management skills to boost productivity in workplaces across the UK.

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92% of CMI management apprentices agree that they are acquiring the skills to be more productive at work

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86% of managers agree that apprenticeships help to build diverse workforces

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83% of managers agree that apprenticeships are beneficial for upskilling employees

This apprenticeship has been really helpful for my own confidence, especially as it is the first time I am taking more managerial responsibilities in my direct role.

Andrew Anderson Team Leader, ICBC Standard Bank

Why CMI?

CMI is the UK’s leading authority on Management and Leadership and has been directly involved in the development of the Trailblazer Management and Leadership Standards from the start. Our flexible solutions mean that CMI can be your full partner with qualifications, support, learning resources and EPA, or just your EPAO partner.

Case Studies

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Pathway to Chartered Manager

Backed by our Royal Charter, we are the only professional body able to offer Chartered Manager Status, embedded as part of learners’ EPA

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CMI Membership

CMI Membership can be offered alongside apprenticeships, opening access to the CMI community, support, mentoring and online learning resources

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End-to-end apprenticeship solutions

Our bespoke solutions allow you to ‘mix and match’ to suit your requirements, from qualifications to training resources and End Point Assessment

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Supported Digital Delivery

Our online content is designed to support your digital delivery. Our content playlists can be shared with learners with ease