This programme is distinctive in that it is designed to be offered exclusively as part of the extensive training and career development programme offered through the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). The programme has been developed in partnership with the BMF.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The course is for managers or assistant managers working within the industry who are looking for a programme to equip them with the necessary managerial skills to enhance their careers.
The programme consists of four modules:
• Enhancing the Customer Experience
• Making Business Work
• People and Organisations
• Business Improvement Plan
Teaching will typically be delivered through block release. You will also be expected to carry out around six hours a week of private study
ILM accreditation pending.
The normal entry requirements for the programme are:
• The applicant’s employer must be a member of the Builders Merchants Federation.
• Applicants must have either completed the Diploma in Merchant Management or have at least two years’ experience working as a manager in the sector and undertake a recognition of prior learning process with tutor guidance.
ACCREDITING PRIOR EXPERIENCE
What is APEL?
The Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) process provides you with the opportunity to have either your Diploma in Merchant Management OR your management experience accredited to the equivalent of the first year of the degree. Many professionals have an extensive range of expertise, skills and knowledge achieved through experiences outside of the formal education and training systems. We have extensive experience in delivering innovative APL courses over the years. The process involves identifying and assessing the learning from your experience by undertaking an online or phone interview, attending a short 2 day course, and compiling a structured portfolio. Tutor support by email, phone or online will also be available. This must be completed prior to commencing the degree.
The programme is subject to the University’s Principles, Policies and Regulations for the Admission of Students to Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes. These will take account of University policy and guidelines for assessing accredited prior certificated learning (APCL) and accredited prior experiential learning (APEL).
All applications must be approved by the BMF. Apply here.
UCSA has moved all its teaching on line to enable students to carry on with their studies. If you are interested in studying part time do get in touch and we can arrange a telephone call or an online conversation to explore options. Please contact Karen.wellman@