CMI and AVADO partner to launch new digital qualification in leadership and management

Written by Jon Kennard on 14 June 2018 in Press Zone
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AVADO have partnered with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to launch a revolutionary new online qualification in leadership and management.

Over three million people are employed as managers in the UK, yet only 1 in 5 hold a management qualification. This programme aims to address this issues faced by ‘accidental managers’ who may be experts in their field but with little management experience or necessary people skills.

Building on their previous success with award‐ winning qualifications in Accounting & Finance, HR and L&D, this Level 5 Diploma will tackle eight key areas in management including the principles of management and leadership, reflective practice and professional development and managing change.

AVADO as digital transformation experts also bring a unique digital focus to equip managers to lead in a digital age.

The course is equivalent to a foundation degree and is suitable for junior and mid‐level managers and is designed to equip them with the knowledge, skills and tools to excel in the digital future. Completion of the diploma is a key step towards Chartered Manager status – the highest professional status for managers.

It also has numerous benefits for employers by allowing their staff access to consistent, flexible and cost efficient training, helping them get a return on investment from their training budgets (including where relevant the Apprenticeship Levy) and ultimately improving business performance.

The first 12 month course starts in September 2018, and is fully online, allowing learners to study flexibly in their own time, get regular support from their own personal tutor and follow a guided set of milestones to keep them on track.

“When it comes to significant training, managers are hugely neglected. But now more and more organisations are realising that investment in management training will pay dividends. Of course, managers are busy people and their superiors may not want them continually out of office on training courses.

This is where AVADO can help. Our online training courses will allow managers to develop the knowledge and skills they need to progress their careers at a time that suits them. With professional qualification pass rates of 95% and above, managers can have confidence that, at last, a reliable, viable and innovative online provider can help them take the next important step in their career.”

“Managers and leaders are increasingly required to operate in a manner that takes into account the challenges of the digital age.

They need to be more responsive, fluid and up-to-date. AVADO’s course will cover the key topics that apply to a traditional leadership and management skills but will also apply a digital lens to ensure managers are able to apply what they have learned in a digital context.” – Mark Walker, Head of Product Development, AVADO.



AVADO delivers learning that works using a unique combination of structured learning design, expert-led content and learner collaboration.

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