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BMF launches merchant training portal

Builders merchant organisation the Builders Merchants Federation has launched the industry’s on-line learning portal.

BMF launches merchant training portal

BMF Campus is an on-line learning resource to meet the needs of merchants at every stage of their industry career.

The portal works in an easily-accessible on-line format which allows the learner to proceed at his or her own pace, but which also has the rigor to give employers confidence that genuine learning has taken place.

Over 100 individual product knowledge modules are available, with more being added. Merchant staff can learn about anything from stocking lead to specifying wall-boards; from understanding how a condensing boiler works to calculating how much space a staircase will take up.

“The merchant industry and its suppliers have always looked to the BMF to provide high-quality product knowledge training,” says BMF managing director Chris Pateman. “Developing our Product Knowledge courses into on-line learning is a natural progression to fit the needs of the latest generation of learners.”

As a special launch offer, the full range of product-knowledge training modules will be available to all BMF members, for as many employees as they wish, until the end of 2011 – for only £295.

Alternatively companies can sign up an individual employee for a specific course of product training (for example: Heating, Plumbing, Lightside, Renewables, Decorating, Showrooms) containing a representative range of modules, for a one off charge of just £125.00 for BMF Members.

BMF Campus is also available to non-members and prices are available on the BMF website.

BMF Campus can be accessed from the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk .

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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