Join the Aston Martin CMI Leadership Programme

Invest in your professional development in 2022 and become a resilient, effective manager

Invest in your professional development in 2022

The Aston Martin CMI Leadership programmes are career-focussed business education programmes for managers, delivered within their workplace. 

During the programme, you will be introduced to tools and frameworks which are practically and immediately relevant to your work. From the outset, you will identify people related, team or organisational issues you face, and be coached and supported to manage these more effectively.

On-the-job training

The programme is designed to fit around your professional commitments, while providing you with a supportive one-to-one coaching relationship normally reserved for senior executives.

High value

Your Professional Development Expert will work with you over 13 months to support you to complete the Diploma. They are your own personal coach. Corndel’s Professional Development Experts are experienced managers from a range of business backgrounds. Our team has supported managers across many industries and at all stages of their professional development.


The programmes are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). On completion, the CMI will award you the CMI Certificate in Management and Leadership and you will achieve Foundation Chartered Manager or Chartered Manager Status (depending on managerial experience).

Our programmes

Leadership Programmes available

The Corndel Level 3 Diploma in Management

Our Level 3 13-month coaching and training programme is for front-line and aspiring managers.

The programme introduces participants to tools and frameworks which help them effectively manage people and resources, and uses one-to-one coaching to instil professional management behaviours. 

The Corndel Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management

Our Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management develops the critical knowledge, skills and behaviours required by senior managers.

Over 13 months, participants explore challenging and stretching content, including approaches to leadership, budgeting, project management and data driven decisions.

The Corndel & Imperial Business School Level 7 Executive Leadership Programme

This prestigious programme, designed for senior leaders, provides a personalised development journey from an internationally renowned University, integrated with one-to-one mentoring and support.

The course is delivered over 13 months, covering six core leadership topics, and is designed to enable flexible study through a personalised, blended delivery model.

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Our approach


How long does the programme last?

The programme lasts 13 months.

What will I have to do?

You will have access to videos and textbooks covering core content via Corndel’s online learning platform. Using these each week, you will explore 1 topic and undertake short focussed tasks to apply concepts to your business. Each month, you will have a one-to-one session with your Professional Development expert. Corndel is also working with your HR team to ensure the Diploma is tailored to your organisation. This may include bespoke workshops focussing on key priorities.

What is the time commitment?

• A minimum of one-hour per month in one-to-one coaching with your Professional Development Expert, either in person or via video conferencing;
• Two hours per week doing online learning and associated tasks;
• Some time reflecting on your learning and preparing for coaching sessions
• Typically, you will also spend five to six hours of your normal working week putting new learning from the Diploma into practice in your workplace (e.g. planning team briefings, scheduling workflows, reviewing others’ performance, communicating objectives). We will record these activities as a key component of the Diploma.