The Builders Merchants Federation is gaining independent accreditation for its training courses through the globally recognised CPD Certification Service.
Three BMF courses, How a House is Built, Managing for Success and Measuring Building Quantities, have been CPD accredited to date with more due to follow later this year.
The courses demonstrate the BMF's ambition to encourage life-long learning throughout the building materials industry.
Being accredited means that the learning activity has reached internationally-recognised Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks, and that the learning value of each course has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality.
Anyone completing a BMF CPD accredited course will receive a formal CPD certificate of attendance stating the number of CPD hours attained. This benefits not only the individual by providing evidence of professional development, it will also help managers to maintain up-to-date training records and ensure that all members of staff are supported in developing skills and adapting to changes in working practice throughout their careers.
Richard Ellithorne, BMF Membership Services Director said: “The BMF’s industry-leading training is one of the key benefits enjoyed by members and it is a logical step to ensure that our specialist training courses are accredited as appropriate to national and international standards.
“CPD accreditation provides that assurance. We are extremely pleased that our first three courses have passed the assessment process.
“We are now working on several other courses we offer to be independently assessed and accredited as soon as possible.”
Find out more about BMF training courses at www.bmf.org.uk or contact BMF Training Co-Ordinator, Paige Godsell on 02476 854989.