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About IMI Accreditation Management

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IMI Accreditation Management is a competency based accreditation scheme which is governed and administered IMI.

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

AMA Accreditation


AMA Accreditation provides independent recognition of an individual’s current management competency, highlighting areas of strength and improvement.

AMA Research


Over 80% of the sector has no management or higher level qualification – read more about what research has shown us.

The Professional Register


Being a registered professional demonstrates to your customers and colleagues that you are continually keeping up-to-date with learning, new skills and working practices.

Contact us


Have a question, comment or like to find out more information – get in touch.

Wendy Hennessey

+44 (0) 1992 511521

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