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 / manager

Why choose BMC for your training requirements?

BMC was one of the first approved Learning Providers under the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme and is a Careers Transition Partnership (CTP) Preferred Supplier. We regularly train military alongside civilian delegates, giving you a unique opportunity to begin working and networking with corporate employees whilst you train. Our pass rates for military delegates are consistently high and the fact that all our courses are delivered by practitioners, rather than academics, means our offering is enhanced by their experience of corporate roles and ability to bring real world contexts into the classroom. We have experienced staff who are able to offer a quality, personal service in guiding you as to your course options, qualifications and getting the most out of your funding as well as look after you whilst you are with us.
Our primary objective is to provide our delegates with the skills, qualifications and connections necessary to make a smooth transition into careers within the civilian workforce. We help our delegates to translate their valuable military experience and shape it with current business terminology and best practice, enhancing their offering in the corporate world. At BMC, we go beyond mere course delivery – it’s about shaping your transferable skills and facilitating your transition to your next role, whether you have identified your career path or not.
UK businesses always need high quality employees, who are well trained, highly dependable, flexible and committed. As part of IMD Group, BMC also enjoys a close relationship with the Group’s management consultancy arm, IMD Consulting. IMD Group is a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant and often has roles and opportunities available suitable for Service Leavers. We are proud to have a significant number of former BMC delegates and service personnel on our Group staff. Our trainers are often able to identify suitable candidates from our course cohorts who can be recommended and 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.


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.