Your future beyond the armed services

Overview
Last year, Bristol Management Centre celebrated 40 years of providing high quality, MOD-approved, in-Service
and Resettlement Training. In the last 21 years, we have helped c.13,5oo people with the resettlement process and
we’d be delighted to assist you too. Our team are on hand to provide a personal service and help you to:

  • put together tailored CTP-approved, ELC-eligible packages
  • boost your career
  • become a qualified expert in your field
  • make a smooth transition to civvy street
  • become a consultant / interim manager
Why choose BMC for your training requirements?  
  • As BMC is an Approved Centre for training with the Chartered Management
    Institute (CMI) you will not only receive your training course and associated qualification (subject to
    successful completion of exams), but also credits towards CMI qualifications up to CMI
    Level 7 (Masters Degree Level), should you wish to pursue formal professional
    qualifications to further your career.
  • As part of IMD Group, BMC also enjoys a close relationship with the Group’s consultancy
    arm, IMD Consulting. We frequently identify suitable candidates from our course delegates
    who can be matched to consultancy and permanent roles.

Foreword by Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE DL

“We all need to continuously develop ourselves to meet the new challenges that life has in store. Coming from an armed
services background we think we know a lot about leadership, management and organisational skills. However, as we
make the transition to civilian life, we soon realise that these skills need to be enhanced and aligned to the civilian
market place. This applies whether you are an Admiral, Major or NCO. For some it is about becoming familiar with the
jargon and comfortable in the use of the language and tools of business management. For others accredited training is
required to add weight to their CVs.

My experience at Bristol Management Centre was highly positive throughout and as a consequence I am delighted to
write this Foreword and endorse their training prospectus. Professional, engaging instructors who are real
practitioners deliver at the right pace for the whole audience and get the messages across. There are numerous options
available for those wanting to achieve accreditation and the package completely satisfied my personal requirements
and those of the colleagues on my course.

I commend using the Centre to all those seeking an educational “leg up” into the world of business.

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Success Series

Our Success Series has been specifically developed to provide our resettlement delegates with an added advantage. All of our internationally recognised qualifications are available as part of the Success Series, meaning that not only will you receive your chosen accredited qualification (such as PRINCE2®, MSP®, APMG International Change Management™) you will also have the option to complete assignments to work towards CMI Level 7 Award, Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. All of the courses at the Bristol Management Centre therefore qualify for ELC support because they are accredited at Level 7 on the RQF. The relevant ‘Success’ course title is available on all individual course pages.

• BEMP (includes Success in Financial Management, Success in Business Operations and Success in Business Strategy and Marketing)

• Success in Project Management (includes PRINCE2®)

• Success in Project Management – Advanced (includes PMQ for PRINCE2)

• Success in Deploying Business Strategy (includes MSP®)

• Success in Managing Portfolios (includes MoP®)

• Success in Risk Management (includes M_o_R®)

• Success in Managing Change (includes APMG International Change Management™)

• Success in Business Operations

• Success in Financial Management

• Success in Business Management

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The Bristol Executive Management Programme (BEMP)

The ‘Bristol Executive Management Programme’ is our flagship, MBA-level (CMI Level 7) resettlement course. It is the perfect ELC-approved course, designed to give you the business skills necessary to prepare you for your future career or progress to further education and qualifications. The course is delivered by practitioners rather than lecturers and covers all the essentials including Business Strategy, Accounting (for Non-Accountants), Business Operations, Employment Law and Marketing. Learn more…

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Tri-Service Funding Schemes

Tri-Service Funding Schemes
Various sources of Service funding are available to Service Personnel and can be used towards our courses, these include Enhanced Learning Credits (ELCs), Standard Learning Credits (SLCs) and Individual Refund of Training Costs (IRTC) Grants. All Service funding is discretionary and is dependent upon the approval of Education/Resettlement Officers and/or Commanding Officers. Please consult the relevant individual, Joint Service Publication (JSP) 822 and DINs for authoritative information.

Enhanced Learning credits
We are an Approved Learning Provider under the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (Registration No: 1024). ELC funding is governed by the MOD, the details of which can be subject to change so please contact them directly for the most up-to-date information about the scheme and the funding application process (you can also contact the Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS) on 0845 3005179 (UK) or 0044 191 442 8196 (Overseas) or email elcas@uk.g4s.com). The rules of eligibility are set out in the Joint Service Publication (JSP) 822 at 6.5 


If compliant with the scheme regulations, individuals eligible for Upper Tier ELC funding will receive £2,000 and individuals eligible for Lower Tier ELC funding will receive £1,000. Aggregated Lower Tier funding may also be available, which provides a single award of up to £3,000 for Service Personnel who have completed 6 or more years qualifying service on or after 1st April 2016. This type of award may not be taken if a Lower Tier claim has already been accessed or for those who qualify for the Higher Tier award. A 20% personal contribution must also be made; this can be fully or part funded using an IRTC grant where available. Up to three ELC claims, one per financial year, can be made up to ten years after leaving Service.


Our understanding of the process is highlighted below:

  1. Reserve a place on your chosen course (we will send you emailed paperwork containing all the information you require to make your ELC application)
  2. Complete an ELC Application form online using the information. You may also wish to discuss other streams of funding, such as IRTC, (which many delegates use for their deposit/personal contribution and the accommodation costs from the T & S Purse).
  3. Once you have the CAN, you can confirm your place on the course and settle the initial deposit and this will trigger release of any pre-course materials/joining instructions from us
  4. Attend the course and ensure you give relevant feedback, as per the ELCAS website

It is useful if we can have a soft copy of the CAN prior to you attending the course but the original must be brought to registration on your first day