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Bristol Executive Management
Programme (BEMP)
CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management & Leadership

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About the course

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Due to the practical nature of this course, which does not lend itself to virtual delivery, we are currently unable to schedule course dates.

The Bristol Executive Management Programme is our flagship, MBA-level (CMI Level 7 AWARD) 3-week business course. It is designed to give you the business skills necessary to prepare you for your future career and/or help you progress to further education and qualifications. The course is delivered entirely by accredited trainers who are also practitioners and experts in their field, (rather than just lecturers) and covers all the essentials including Business Strategy, Accounting (for Non-Accountants), Business Operations, Practical Employment Law and Marketing. Recognised as the perfect ELC-approved resettlement course, it is also highly regarded and popular in the corporate sector.

The Practical Employment Law element of the course (one day) is delivered by legal experts from Bristol law firm, Veale Wasbrough Vizards.

Why choose BEMP at BMC?
Other providers deliver similar courses, which are generally delivered by lecturers and tend to be more theory focussed.  At BMC, our tutors are also practitioners, so they are able to offer a more practical and interactive approach to the course material, drawing on actual scenarios. Obviously, much depends upon your learning style, but we receive consistently great feedback on the practical elements of our 3 week course.

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Recent feedback:
June 2019 – “Clear and concise teaching.”
“Very well structured, good pace, very good workbook and use of active examples.” “Inspiring tutor.”
March 2019 – “The practical approach has really benefitted. I would recommend the course without hesitation.”
January 2019 – “Quality instruction… paced correctly, with time to go into right depth, good mix of instruction, reinforcement and discussion.”
November 2018 – “I don’t like to give full marks but the teaching was outstanding throughout.”
“Massive learning curve, but very well presented.”
November 2018 – “ The real world anecdotes and application were priceless. The exercise at the end of the week brought the full 3 weeks together.”
September 2018 – “Best aspect was the identification of management tools and utility, which reinforced the financial management work.”
June 2018 – “The way the information was put across was very clear and very applicable. The exercises we did throughout really ensured we were able to apply the theory.”
“The material is truly valuable and complete and the lectures are fruitful and enjoyable.”
Great explanation of common concepts and key terms, related to current business context.”
“Often courses are really theoretical and I’ve been really impressed at how practical this is.”
“The best aspect of this course is the ‘seminar’ nature of the course, i.e. small group size and the manner in which the material is delivered.”
“Quality instruction – difficult subjects explained simply and time taken to ensure maximum student understanding.”

You can book a place on this website using a credit or debit card, or you can call us on 0117 949 1500 to make a provisional course booking and be invoiced (paying via Internet banking / BACS).

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Who should take the course?

The Bristol Executive Management Programme is suitable for anyone looking to progress in business management.

It is also ideal for Service leavers keen to pursue a management career or become a consultant once they leave the forces. It is tailored specifically for individuals from SNCOs to Senior Officers. The course can be taken at any time but we advise you try and take it as early as possible because the skills you learn are designed to help you with all aspects of the resettlement process.

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Benefits – individual?

BEMP will provide you with in-depth knowledge of the framework, methodology, language and ethos of business.

For Service leavers, it is designed to help you to understand how to map your skills and translate your Service experience for civvy street.

It also provides a great starting point from which you can go on to further education and build towards an MBA. The course fee includes registration with The Chartered Management Institute to undertake a CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership, from which you can progress to a CMI Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma and work towards an MBA with most universities.*

*Please note that individuals must take personal responsibility for negotiating with their university of choice to ascertain what CATS points (exemptions for prior learning) would be awarded for qualifications to date.

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Benefits – organisation?

BEMP will provide your staff with the skills and individual benefits referred to above as well as help ensure your organisation is led by management who have the skills to make good, well informed decisions which will benefit the organisation as a whole.

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You will be awarded the Bristol Management Centre Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the course.

There are no qualifying examinations in the programme but an optional assignment* can be completed in order to achieve the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership. This is included in the course fee.

On completion of the CMI Level 7 Award, you may wish to work towards the CMI Level 7 Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma. This further progression is at additional cost.

Please note that if you are using ELCAS funding for this course, submission of an assignment for the Award is necessary to meet the terms of your ELCAS funding.

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Key Features

  • Accounting and Finance (Accounting for Non Accountants)
  • Business Operations
  • Business Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Employment Law (delivered by top commercial law firm and leading sector specialists, Veale Wasbrough Vizards)
  • Business Simulation Exercise
  • Free evening career seminars
  • Inspirational Guest Speakers

For a more detailed breakdown of topic areas covered in each week of the course, please click here for the Programme of Modules.

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Success Series

The Bristol Executive Management Programme includes Success in Financial Management and Success in Business Management.

All delegates using ELC funding should note that if they select this course, they are required to attempt the Level 7 Award, which involves an element of additional independent study and completion of one assignment of c. 3,500 words, in order to satisfy ELCAS that they have completed the course.

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