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Chartered Manager

Stand out with the ultimate status.

Chartered Manager

In uncertain times, never has it been more important to 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. The award 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.

Become a Chartered Manager

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CMgr - the mark of excellence

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.

The Impact of Chartered Manager

Report an increase in self-awareness
Report an increase in self-confidence
Notice a positive impact on their teams
Improve operations in their workplace
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.

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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.

Chartered Manager Advisor and Assessor

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Aiden Harper is the Director of TFL Education and Great Schools Trust. Aiden is also a Chartered Manager Advisor and Assessor.

Drawing on his experience as a teacher and leader in secondary schools, Aiden has spent the last 10 years designing a flexible and sustainable life-long leadership development framework. The framework provides character and leadership development programmes for primary and secondary school pupils and Royal Chartered Management Institute management and leadership qualifications for teachers, school leaders and business leaders.

His work at Teaching Future Leaders has seen him 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.

What our clients say…

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

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

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 | Principal | King’s Leadership Academy - Warrington

As educationalists we are acutely aware of how powerful self-reflection is as a learning tool and the CMI clearly understand this principle too. As a Senior Leader in a High School, time is both precious and often in short supply. However, investing time in the CMI application and assessment process I know has supported me in my professional journey which ultimately benefits the school and its members.

Ann McCall | Retired Headteacher | Batley Girls’ High School

My Chartered Manager journey continually focused my reflections, enabling me to recognise what really matters, how I’ve really done and what real impacts I’ve made at my school. In education, we’re notoriously humble, but actually expressing these achievements both reinvigorated my own leadership and management and helped me encourage others further.

Karl Wilkinson | Principal | El Alsson British and American International School

Supporting your Professional Development

Whilst studying for your Chartered Manager award you will receive FREE TFL Education tutor support, FREE access to CMI's online learning platform, Free access to CMI's Career Development Centre, and FREE professional membership of the Chartered Management Institute.

TFL Education tutor support
Once you make the commitment to work with us you will receive unlimited tutor support from TFL Education. Support can be provided in person, or via telephone, email and/or Skype/Zoom. You choose what works best for you.

Online Learning Platform
ManagementDirect is the Chartered Management Institute’s leading online portal of up to the minute management and leadership resources. With a wide range of content available in formats to suit different learning styles, including checklists, videos, e-books, articles and journals; all accessible from any PC, tablet or mobile device, you can select resources appropriate to the learning time you have available.

Career Development Centre
CMI's Career Development Centre provides you with a wealth of tools, information and advice to support your self-development throughout your professional journey.

Chartered Management Institute Membership

Whilst studying via our professional development framework you will be eligible for FREE membership to support you for the duration of your qualification.


To be eligible to become recognised as a Chartered Manager you will need to meet the following criteria:

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 experience at operational or senior management level, with 3 years at strategic level.

Evidenced through academic certification and/or curriculum vitae

* University degree qualifications accepted (BSc or BA) or higher (MSc, MBA or MA, PHD) with Management, Leadership or Business at its core or in the course title. Additional qualifications confirmed by CMI include CEng, CIMA, ACCA, Chartered CIPD and NPQH.

Study Methods

Option 1 - Online Learning/Coaching

If Option 1 is your preferred study method then simply complete the form below and register your interest. You will then be contacted by your Chartered Manager Advisor and Assessor who will discuss your requirements and work with you on a one-to-one basis to support your Chartered Manager application.

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Option 2 - One-day course

This one-day course provides the opportunity for you to focus on the importance of organisational culture, vision and values as the basis to inform the identification of your key achievements, leading people skills, managing change skills, principal learning lessons and future learning plans. This context specific management and leadership development day encourages you to tie ideas to action to create real impact.

Each one-day course is limited to 6 delegates.

To reserve your place simply complete and submit the form below ensuring that you select your preferred course date. We will then be in touch to confirm your booking.

Venue: Bangkok
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Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm
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