Employer developed programmes for the workplace

With ifATE and CMI approved Level 5 qualifications, offer your learners the right training, knowledge and skills to succeed at work.

What do Higher Technical Qualifications offer for learners?

Higher Technical Qualifications offer an alternative to apprenticeships or a degree, delivering a practical, employer-led programme that can be studied full or part time.

Approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, learners will achieve a professional qualification at the end of their studies.

Rigorously quality assured

The UK government recognises HTQs as high-quality technical education.


Employers, providers and a range of organisations consider them to be a valuable addition.

Career progression

They may open up career progression or new opportunities.

Technical Skills

Will provide the technical knowledge and skills required within specific workplace settings.

CMI's HTQ Offer

CMI has worked closely with employers to provide two qualifications that have been approved by IfATE for delivery from September 2024:


This qualification is designed to support individuals in the development of management and leadership skills required by operational or departmental managers.

It is aimed at practising or aspiring managers and leaders - whose primary role is to lead and manage individuals and teams to deliver aims and objectives in line with organisational strategy.

This qualification is designed to support individuals in the development of professional coaching skills, helping them understand and be able to apply core skills required for effective coaching practice.

It is designed for individuals wishing to develop their professional coaching abilities, knowledge, skills and behaviours to coach.

Why Choose CMI?

Easy approval process
Quick and simple quality assurance and approval process, allowing you to concentrate on adding further value the design and delivery of your programmes
Access to digital resources
Offer your learners more with our member benefits, including online resource portal, ManagementDirect, access to CPD, networking and events
Flexible approaches
Set your learning experience apart with our flexible unit combinations and assessment options, along with continued support from CMI every step of the way
Pathway to Chartered Manager
Backed by our Royal Charter, we are the only Professional Body able to award Chartered Manager status for your learners