Your future beyond the armed services

BMC has over 40 years experience of providing high quality, MOD-approved, in-service
and resettlement training. Over the last 25 years, we have helped over 20,000 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:

  • help you obtain the best value from your ELC funding
  • 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 have the option to work towards CMI qualifications in Strategic Management & Leadership up to 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. If you are using military funding, please call us on 0117 949 1500 to make a provisional course booking.

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.


Success Series Courses

Our Success Series has been specifically developed to provide our resettlement delegates with an added advantage. All 3 of the Success Series modules at BMC qualify for ELC support when booked as the CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management & Leadership, otherwise known as the Bristol Executive Management Programme (you can still split the course dates out to suit your diary) There are no exams during the course, but you will need to  complete an assignment – within 6 weeks of your course start date – to obtain the CMI Level 7 Award (in order to meet the ELC funding criteria).

The Bristol Executive Management Programme (BEMP) essentially consists of the three following modules; Success in Financial Management, Success in Business Operations, and Success in Business Management.

The majority of our internationally recognised qualifications are also accredited for ELC funding and are available to pair up, meaning that you will make a significant saving on fees. Not only will you make a saving and achieve – subject to passing the relevant exams – your chosen accredited qualifications (such as PRINCE2®, MSP®, APMG   International Change Management™, etc.), you will also have the opportunity to gain the CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership by  successfully completing the relevant assignment for one of your chosen courses.

 Additionally, you can go on to gain the CMI Level 7 Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma,  subject to attendance of additional courses and successful   completion of the associated assignments. The courses that are mapped across to the CMI Level 7  – in addition to the Success Series courses – are:

• PRINCE2® / AgilePM® / APM PMQMSP®/ MoP®/ M_o_R®/ APMG International Change Management

 For more information about gaining the CMI Level 7 qualifications in Strategic Management and Leadership, please call us on 0117 949 1500, or email us at   [email protected] beige-to-white-strip

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

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…


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 [email protected]). 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.