The BMF Diploma

The BMF Diploma in Merchanting offers managers and trainee managers advanced leadership development training that is specifically tailored to the needs of the builders' and timber merchant sector. The programme consists of nine distance working modules each with its own one day workshop. The syllabus is arranged around the four areas of Managing People, Managing Yourself, Managing Operations and Managing Resources.The cost of each module is £300..

For more information please see HERE for a BMF Diploma and Foundation Degree in Merchanting course brochure.

The BMF Postgraduate Diploma

The BMF Postgraduate Diploma offers offers an advanced personal development qualification to senior managers who have a minimum of 5 years working experience in multi-site companies - but not necessarily with any degree level academic qualification. Credit is given to experience.The BMF is working with Birmingham City University who will run the course and award their Postgraduate Diploma in Merchant Leadership and Strategy to successful graduates. The full cost of this Postgraduate Diploma is £5,500. This inaugural Postgraduate Diploma course is being sponsored by the Builders Merchants Training Trust who for this year only have generously agreed to subsidise each course student’s fees by 50%. The charge per student for the 2014 course will be £2,750 for the full course...

For more information please see HERE for a BMF Postgraduate Diploma course brochure.

The BMF Foundation Degree

The BMF Foundation Degree is the flagship for BMF’s management training courses. It is equivalent to the first two years of an Honours Degree and the course consists of study via a work-based project that will enable learners to build on what they learnt on the BMF Diploma in Merchanting course and to work on real merchanting issues appropriate to their own company. Part of the course will be to develop an understanding of sustainable products. The BMF Foundation Degree will be awarded by the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Successful completion of the BMF Diploma is a prerequisite for admission onto the BMF/UWE Foundation Degree course and counts towards the Foundation Degree through a credit recognition agreement between BMF and UWE. The Foundation Degree is designed to be taken over a nine month period but can be completed more quickly if desired. The cost is set by the University charging structure at £3,750 but the Trustees of the Builders Merchants Training Trust have pledged their support of the Foundation Degree by agreeing to pay 50% of these fees for all the BMF Diploma graduates embarking on the Foundation Degree course in 2014, bringing the cost down to £1,875.