Studying with CMI

Get started on your management journey

CMI qualifications offer more than just nationally recognised courses. By studying with CMI, you are joining a network of over 143,000 members worldwide, with access to the mentoring, support and globally recognised learning resources that come hand-in-hand with CMI membership.

As the only Chartered professional body in the field of Management and Leadership, you can be assured that CMI qualifications represent a global benchmark for excellence.

Benefits for learners

CMI qualifications are designed to provide you with the tools, support and guidance needed to take on any professional challenge. Created in collaboration with employers, our qualifications are proven to boost employability, productivity and create conscious leaders.

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80% of managers said that a CMI qualification is a key part of becoming a professional manager
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81% of individuals were able to share their new skills with their team
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79% confirmed their new skills has increased overall team performance
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Learn, develop and connect

CMI qualifications are designed in consultation with employers to develop the skills needed to succeed. Study through one of over 600 CMI Approved Learning Centres offering our range of qualifications at levels 2 through to 8.

Digital Learning Resources

Access to digital learning resources

Digital content is aligned to learning modules and includes access to our online resource portal ManagementDirect

Routes to Chartered Manager

Routes to Chartered Manager

CMI is the only professional body able to offer Chartered Manager for learners. Our qualifications open a professional pathway to Chartered Status

Access to CMI Membership

Access to CMI Membership

Learners studying with CMI have access to the benefits and resources that come hand-in-hand with CMI Membership


Continued Professional Development

Managing CPD is easy with our online management resource portal ManagementDirect

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Community Support

Access mentoring, support and professional networking opportunities from over 140,000 members worldwide


Frequently Asked Questions

Studying a CMI qualification can generally be flexible to fit around you so durations can vary. Typically, an Award may take one-three months; Certificate three-six months; and Diploma six-twelve months.

Our partners deliver in a range of ways and it is possible that you could study remotely via distance learning. To find partners who offer this route, please see our Centre Finder.

There is a wide range of options available to you after studying a CMI qualification. You can:

  1. Upgrade your membership to a new level - including fCMgr and CMgr
  2. Continue to study other CMI qualifications
  3. Progress the next level in your career

Hear what others have to say

CMI qualifications offer more than just a certificate, our management and leadership qualifications are developed in collaboration with employers to deliver the skills needed to progress. Don't just take our word for it, hear what others have to say.

I was looking to make a career move, but began to realise that without any type of formal qualification I would find it difficult to progress much further. CMI emerged as the organisation that would help me achieve the qualification I needed to move onwards and upwards.

Greg Evans CMgr MCMI, Nuclear Power Station, Magnox North Ltd

I truly believe that my decision to study a CMI accredited degree was instrumental in helping me to secure my first role... I was looking for a course that would offer me something that would help me stand out to employers - and that is exactly what I found.

Danielle Keeling ACMI, Personal Tax Assistant, EY
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Start your qualification journey today

Ready to take the next step in your professional journey? Find a training provider near you or browse our qualification library to find the right fit.

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