foundation chartered manager

Do you want to stand out and get ahead? Do you want to future proof your skills in a competitive world?

Foundation Chartered Manager status is for you.

What is Foundation Chartered Manager?

Foundation Chartered Manager (fCMgr) is a professional status designed to help you stand out from the competition and start your management career journey with all the benefits of CMI membership to support you.

This unique status recognises you as an individual and demonstrates that you have the foundation skills needed to be an effective manager. It also shows your commitment to further developing those skills to deliver better business results.

Set on your way to achieving the ultimate professional distinction for any manager or leader, full Chartered Manager status, that can have an incredible impact on your earning potential, confidence and career progression.

Our brand new Management Diagnostics tool will help you benchmark your knowledge and experience against CMI’s Professional Standard and provide you with a tailored journey to becoming a Chartered Manager.

CMI Membership &
Continued Professional Development

The Chartered Pathway

  1. CMI Programme or EPA
  2. 3 years of management experience**
    1. Foundation Chartered Manager
    2. Tailored CPD Journey
    3. Chartered Manager Assessment
  3. Chartered Manager Status

** For managers qualified to Diploma Level 5 or above. Otherwise a minimum of 5 years' management experience is required.

Management Diagnostics

Benchmark your knowledge and experience against CMI's Professional Standard and begin your tailored journey to becoming a Chartered Manager.

More about our Management Diagnostics

Step 1: complete the diagnostic

Complete a self assessment

Step 2: analyse results

Identify your strengths and skills gaps

Step 3: achieve goal

Use your personalised learning plan to be come a Better Manager

The Benefits for Learners

Foundation Chartered Manager is all about giving you an advantage over the competition and setting you on your management career journey with all the benefits of CMI membership to support you.

Information for learners

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Tailored Guidance
Waste no time wondering what to work on developing next – just follow our clear map to becoming Chartered.

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A Lifelong Career Partner
As the UK’s only Chartered body passionate about great management and leadership, we’re here to help you succeed.

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Respected Credentials
With ‘fCMgr’ after your name, your CV will demonstrate your commitment to your ongoing development.

Eligibility

You may already be eligible for Foundation Chartered Manager and not even know it.

Foundation Chartered Manager is currently...

Automatically awarded to those who have completed:

  • CMI Level 3, 4 or 5 Certificate in Management & Leadership
  • CMI Level 3, 4 or 5 EPA in Management & Leadership
  • CMI Level 3 or 4 Diploma in Management & Leadership
  • CMI Level 5 Diploma or EPA in Management & Leadership with less than 3 years’ experience
  • CMI Level 6 Professional Management and Leadership Practice with less than 3 years' experience
  • CMI Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership Practice with less than 3 years' experience

Not applicable to those who have completed:

  • CMI Coaching & Mentoring qualifications
  • CMI Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship
  • CMI Level 4 Junior Management Consultant Apprenticeship
  • CMI Level 4 Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship
  • Non-CMI accredited qualifications or apprenticeships