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WE ONLY OFFER TRAINING TO BMF MEMBERS

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is the only organisation that represents and protects the interests of builders merchants, plumbing, heating, roofing, decorative and timber merchants and their suppliers. We are the authoritative voice for the building materials distribution sector, conveying the views and issues that face merchants and suppliers, to the widest possible audience. BMF training ranges from formal Apprenticeships and sector-specific Diplomas, Degrees and a Master’s Degrees in Merchant Leadership and Strategy, to on-line product knowledge and other specialist skills training.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • How a House is Built

    Training Course | Builders Merchant Federation

    Builders Merchant Federation

    This course will help you understand the build process involved during a residential new build or RMI project. You will explore the different phases of a residential project from design to finishing; the different packages of work at each construction phase ;and the different sub-contractors who are likely to be involved

  • Measuring Building Quantities

    Training Course | Builders Merchant Federation

    Builders Merchant Federation

    This practical and specialist course introduces delegates to the skill of ‘taking off’ of materials from standard drawings. It is highly practical and will enhance basic skills as well as improve competencies of delegates

  • Managing for Success

    Training Course | Builders Merchant Federation

    Builders Merchant Federation

    A three day regional management course or a choice of selecting the content to personalise an in-company course of between two and five days. This course has been designed to be engaging and highly interactive. Emphasis is placed upon challenging perceptions whilst providing insights as to how to manage people more effectively. Practical skills and techniques are also examined with a view to increasing delegate’s confidence; particularly when dealing with difficult conversations. In turn this should lead to a change in behaviours upon return to the workplace and subsequent improvements in management style

  • House a House is built

    Training Course | Builders Merchant Federation

    Builders Merchant Federation

    This course will help you understand the build process involved during a residential new build or RMI project. You will explore the different phases of a residential project from design to finishing; the different packages of work at each construction phase ;and the different sub-contractors who are likely to be involved.

  • Measuring Building Quantities

    Training Course | Builders Merchant Federation

    Builders Merchant Federation

    This practical and specialist course introduces delegates to the skill of ‘taking off’ of materials from standard drawings. It is highly practical and will enhance basic skills as well as improve competencies of delegates.

  • Managing for Success

    Training Course | Builders Merchant Federation

    Builders Merchant Federation

    A three day regional management course or a choice of selecting the content to personalise an in-company course of between two and five days. This course has been designed to be engaging and highly interactive. Emphasis is placed upon challenging perceptions whilst providing insights as to how to manage people more effectively. Practical skills and techniques are also examined with a view to increasing delegate’s confidence; particularly when dealing with difficult conversations. In turn this should lead to a change in behaviours upon return to the workplace and subsequent improvements in management style.

  • Yard Foreman Toolkit

    Training Course | Builders Merchant Federation

    Builders Merchant Federation

    The Yard Foreman can be overlooked for formal training but will often be one of the team members that would benefit most from external support; This individual will usually have been promoted because they were a hard worker; but this particular attribute alone is not enough to succeed when managing others

  • Managing Sickness Absence

    Training Course | Builders Merchant Federation

    Builders Merchant Federation

    It’s easy to shy away from conversations around sickness absence – but if you calculate lost productivity; team disruption and sick pay costs associated with sickness absence then those conversations would seldom be left unsaid.

  • Better Banter: Humour or Harassment?

    Training Course | Builders Merchant Federation

    Builders Merchant Federation

    What constitutes banter and what is acceptable in the workplace? Delivered by an employment lawyer with an understanding of the Building Materials sector. This course explores what oversteps the mark into harassment or bullying behaviour.

  • Data Protection

    Training Course | Builders Merchant Federation

    Builders Merchant Federation

    We know that data protection is daunting. That’s why we’ve designed this session to filter out the noise and focus on the ‘need to know’ aspects of data protection that impact your day-to-day operations at branch level.

  • Driving Performance

    Training Course | Builders Merchant Federation

    Builders Merchant Federation

    This workshop will provide attendees with the tools to enhance staff potential. It will show how to get the best performance from employees; through motivation; on the job development and practical support. Increasing staff performance can also improve staff retention through a mutual and professional respect.

  • Principles of Risk Assessment

    Training Course | Builders Merchant Federation

    Builders Merchant Federation

    This qualification is designed to help improve the workplace culture for occupational health and safety by enabling learners to understand the basic principles of risk assessment. Anyone in a work environment as it raises learners’ awareness of the concept of risk assessment. This Award in Principles of Risk Assessment was created in response to industry requirements for all employees to be risk aware. Although not all employees will be expected to undertake risk assessments themselves; they may be asked to contribute to the process and will be expected to act always to protect their own health and safety and that of others.

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