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The accreditation has been designed to provide proof of competency for an individual working in automotive management, providing recognition for good managers and leaders.
AMA uses the industry recognised management and leadership standard, the Automotive Management and Leadership (M&L) Competency Framework, to assess managers. The Automotive M&L Competency Framework is made up of 16 critical competencies that a good manager needs to demonstrate achievement in.
AMA was been developed in response to research and calls from automotive employers requiring a practical, fit for purpose management training accreditation. Research evidence showed that only 18% of automotive managers and leaders have any qualifications or structured training at level 4 or above.
As a result of these calls, the IMI developed AMA accreditation that provides:
- Fit for purpose management accreditation
- Emphasis on workplace competence rather than academic
- Recognition and direction without taking managers away from their duties for extensive periods of time