CMI has been named as the Awarding Body of the Year at the 2016 Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) Awards.
The reward was awarded to CMI for its outstanding contribution to education and skills in the UK, particularly for its work with re-building the profile of apprenticeships and battling against the UK’s lacklustre productivity.
In February, the government again confirmed that the UK has a productivity issue and lags behind the other members of the G7 by 17%, costing our economy billions each year.
CMI’s research has previously highlighted this and in July 2014 the Management 2020: The Future of Management & Leadership report recommended the development of new professional development pathways for aspiring and practising managers and leaders, leading to the creation of the Trailblazer apprenticeships.
CMI worked to form a group of 30 leading employers from multiple sectors and representing different scales of business, and has played a key role in gaining approval from government for new apprenticeship standards for team leaders and supervisors (level 3), operations and department managers (level 5) and the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship.
CMI chief executive Ann Francke said: “We’re delighted to have received this prestigious award from the FAB. Through working as an awarding body in partnership with employers, higher education institutions, education partners and other professional bodies, we’re now creating many more routes for established and new managers to develop the professional skills the UK needs to meet our future productivity challenges.”