Chartered Manager Programme


In uncertain times, never has it been more important to reflect on current practice and set yourself apart by becoming professionally qualified to the highest standard.

The award of Chartered Manager is the highest status that can be achieved in management and leadership. Awarded only by the Royal Chartered Management Institute, the award is recognised throughout the public and private sectors and across all management disciplines as a mark of excellence.

TFL Education have partnered with the Chartered Management Institute to bring this prestigious award to you.

This online learning/coaching or face-to-face/coaching course provides you with the opportunity to reflect on the practical application of your skills to create impact within your organisation and evaluates your expertise in leading people and managing change.

For those who meet the following eligibility requirements of qualification and/or experience, we provide
a Qualified Route to Chartered Manager status that consists of a written submission with telephone interview.

Eligibility Requirements

Chartered Manager - Chartered Member Grade * Degree level qualification and 3 years management experience or no degree level qualification, but 5 years experience at operational or senior management level.

Chartered Manager - Chartered Fellow Grade * Degree level qualification and 10 years management experience, with 3 years at strategic level or no degree level qualification, but 10 years at operational or senior management level, with 3 years at strategic level.


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Accredited Programmes

As an approved Royal Chartered Management Institute Chartered Manager Assessment Centre we are authorised to provide direct, quality assured, assessment and verification services.


The Impact of Chartered Manager

We know that high-quality managers and leaders lead change; they improve performance, embed strategic thinking into practice, exceed targets, and are role models to others. Chartered Manager is a mark of excellence.

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Report an increase in self-awareness
Report an increase in self-confidence
Notice a positive impact on their teams
Improve operations
Make significant savings
Exceed their targets
Develop new products
Stand out

CMI survey of 535 Chartered Managers working in both large and small profit and not-for-profit companies.


Your Chartered Manager Advisor and Assessor

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Aiden Harper is the Director of TFL Education and a Chartered Manager Advisor and Assessor.

Drawing on my experience as a teacher and leader in the education sector, I have spent the last 10 years designing a flexible and sustainable life-long leadership development framework. The framework provides Royal Chartered Management Institute management and leadership and coaching and mentoring qualifications for individuals and organisations and personal leadership development programmes for primary and secondary school pupils.

In 2019 I was appointed by the Royal Chartered Management Institute as a Chartered Manager Advisor and Assessor and TFL Education was designated a Chartered Manager Assessment Centre. This has enabled me to develop a Chartered Manager programme that spans all employment sectors and which integrates with existing appraisal and talent management programmes to provide a gold standard all managers can aspire towards.

My work at Teaching Future Leaders has seen me provide and deliver programmes across the UK in the state and private sector and in a number of countries including: Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, UAE, USA, Switzerland, Cyprus, Egypt, Sudan, Malawi and Nigeria.

During this time I have worked in my advisor and assessor capacity to support a number of UK and International based Business Owners, Chief Executives, Chief Operating Officers, Executive Headteachers, Headteachers, Managers and Senior Leaders on their journey to Chartered Manager status.

I work on a one-to-one basis with individuals as well as with teams in Business and Education to support their application (s) for Chartered Manager status.


What our clients say…

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Going through the CMI process supported by Aiden Harper was challenging and thought-provoking. Aiden's input as an advisor and assessor really enhanced the experience. Aiden was incredibly responsive, quickly getting back to discuss any questions I had and enabling me to move through the process at a good pace. His feedback and questions prompted me to reflect on my achievements and plans. He supported me in improving the quality of my submission by being an excellent role model for the CMI sub-skills; all of which he demonstrated with professionalism and empathy. The process was thoroughly worthwhile. It provided very powerful and useful professional learning for me. I can recommend using the TFL Education Assessment Centre for CMI Accreditation.

Karen Ardley | Director | Karen Ardley Associates


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This process has been invaluable! The timing was perfect for my own professional development and it also enhanced my thoughts around the development of all my teachers.

It was very challenging - in a good way! Having Aiden and Karen facilitating was key to enabling the process to be completed as any misconceptions were dealt with at point of need.

Having two full days to think about what I have achieved was empowering. I would never have thought about them in the depth that I have done.

Absolutely loved it!

Sue Darbyshire | CEO/Executive Headteacher | Community First Academy Trust


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This was a superb programme which has encouraged the deepest reflection of leadership practice.

I have learnt from the discussions with the colleagues on the programme and valued listening to their leadership challenges in very diverse contexts.

The programme has helped to solidify my vision for headship, which is that ultimately an effective head creates a culture which promotes the development of staff. It is upon these values I hope to lead a school.

Thank you. I have been inspired.

Paul Davies | Headteacher | Fred Longworth High School


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A structured process allowing two days to focus, share practice and collaborate with fellow professionals.

The focus on 'I', something that I don't make time to do, allowed me to look at my practice.

The outline and structure of the sessions provide an excellent framework in which to reflect.

Sean Power | Director General | Institut Florimont


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Completing Chartered Manager enabled me to genuinely reflect on my effectiveness in school and celebrate my achievements through a truly professional process. It’s an excellent tool for professional development and the support of the Chartered Management Institute’s ambassadors has been exceptional throughout. I believe this is a great partnership between the teaching profession and an internationally recognised professional organisation.

David Cooper | Headteacher | Batley Girls’ High School


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One of the best ways for organisations to move forward is through intelligent evaluation and performance review. Successful businesses and schools have known this for a long time, however, the question remains, ‘How often and how many of us apply the same rigour to our individual contributions?’ Surely, this is one of the most vital activities we can undertake as a leader, so why don’t we? Probably because it requires detailed ‘soul searching’ which is never easy! I found the Chartered Manager a particularly useful tool in this respect because it gave me a structured approach to introspect my strengths, gaps and impact.

Shane Ierston | CEO | Great Schools Trust




Ready to get Chartered?

If you would like to talk with me about becoming a Chartered Manager then you can book your FREE 30-minute meeting in my diary below.

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