The BMF have partnered with Cortexa to provide their members with access to online training on topics and products that are unique to the Merchanting industry. Whilst the platform provides a wide range of more generic courses available commercially elsewhere the BMF Campus solution is the only one providing access to content commissioned directly by your suppliers or the BMF.

Whilst access to the platform itself and course content comes at a separate cost to the BMF membership it has been competitively priced and scalable to ensure it is affordable to all.

In summary the Campus LMS provides the perfect opportunity to onboard new starters, fast track aspiring talent and support change experienced throughout the industry. 

Business Benefits

  • Access bespoke Merchanting training
  • Train staff on leading industry products
  • Onboard new starters double quick
  • Ensure and track compliance training
  • Invest in your staff and create succession planning
  • Decrease staff turnover
  • Reduce recruitment costs
  • Build effective sales teams who foster returning business
  • Avoid compliance claims or disputes
  • Standout from the crowd through excellence

Make money

Increased productivity
More sales
Retain business

Save money

Streamlining processes
Retain talent
Reducing spend & expenses

Mitigate risk

H&S incidents
Claims
Reputational damage

The BMF online training consists of a website which hosts a variety of courses. Cortexa hosts and maintains the LMS website and once registered your staff are provided credentials to login and access the course provided. The site features required along with number and mix of courses and users is what drives the price.

The Campus platform comes either BMF branded with fixed features or branded for you by Cortexa with two feature set options. For simplicity we refer to these as tiers 1 to 3 with the BMF branded option set at Tier 1, which is considered ideal for smaller business in particular.  

Primary course content: All platform tiers come preloaded with over XXX course many were commission by your major suppliers to provide training on their products and services.

Optional Course Bundles

To maximise the full benefits of the BMF Campus training we’d suggest that you add optional course bundles from those listed below. To decrease cost and administration course bundles were created to offer associated training into easily recognisable skills sets which can then be offered throughout your entire business at a fixed cost. All these options can be added to any platform tier so your select is not limited.

BMF Building Blocks

This training was developed to provide fundamental training on a range of industry-specific topics and is unique to the BMF platform. All course content was crafted in consultation with industry experts who provided their comprehensive topic knowledge whilst remaining product agnostic. Topics include:

INTRODUCTION TO RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

INTRODUCTION TO BATHROOMS

BUILDINGS INSULATION

LANDSCAPING

CUSTOMER CARE

TIMBER AS A BUILDING MATERIAL

HEATING AND HOT WATER COMFORT

DOMESTIC SHOWERING

ABOVE GROUND DRAINAGE

WORKING SAFELY & SECURELY

Subscription Training Bundles for BMF Merchants

The BMF training bundles were introduced so that Merchants could cost effectively flex their subscriptions models to include their chosen categories of training and provide these to all staff.

Expanding the initial training content to then include core areas of focus without needing to worry about rising costs as more staff begin to access them. The bundle systems provide logically grouped courses into familiar categories to make skilling up your workforce a less complex and time consuming task.

Any bundles selected must be retained for a minimum of 12 months but after that can be substituted for alternatives on our growing list. Payment options are equally flexible so can be settled as a single payment or spread throughout the year via direct debit.

Importantly each of LMS Tiers on offer to BMF members can all access these bundles so despite differing staff numbers accessing the courses all can provide them at an equivalent cost per user.

Optional Bundles 

Skill Up

Overview

A carefully chosen bundle of Soft skills training courses to help staff master the people and social skills necessary to foster supportive behaviours, teamwork, wellbeing, clear communication and effective self-management. Courses which help all employees to adapt and behave positively so that they can deal effectively with the challenges of their professional and everyday life.

In a nutshell

A course bundle to ensure businesses nurture their staff’s self-development and welfare so that they can work effectively within a social and community team environment.

Promoting increased emotional intelligence and self-awareness.

30 Training courses, each providing approximately 20 minutes of training.

Stay Safe & Secure

Overview

A course bundle centred around business safety throughout the work environment. Covering traditional health and safety training but extending into compliance and awareness of online risks and the growing concern for issues such as Modern Slavery.

In a nutshell

A course bundle to ensure safety and security at work for both employees and that of the business.

14 Training courses, each providing approximately 20 minutes of training.

Leadership & Management

Overview

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In a nutshell

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Microsoft Office – IT know how

Overview

A course bundle centred around the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Together this software has become a leading platform to drive business productivity. Whether it’s managing email in Outlook, or building analysis spreadsheets in Excel, Office has made carrying out many computer based tasks easier for all of us but most users fail to exploit the full potential available and in so doing decrease their ultimate productivity. Offering a three stage training programme including Introduction, Intermedia and Advanced these provide comprehensive training alongside practical tasks to cement learning.

In a nutshell

A course bundle to ensure staff feel confident in use of all Microsoft applications and are able utilise their full capabilities to increase personal and business productivity.

13 Training courses, each providing approximately 14 hours of training.

Mental Health & Welling – Lighthouse Club

Overview

In support of the charitable collaboration between the BMF and the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, online training developed by the charity is now available to members via BMF Campus. The training is suitable for anyone working in the industry to enhance awareness and provide practical tools to support your own and others’ wellbeing.

In a nutshell

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Bundle Q&A

Please find below a number of regular questions that arise when companys are looking at adding our various bundles to their LMS package. If you can’t find the informaton you need below then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Can I see fuller details on the bundles I'm most interested in?

Yes, of course. We can provide you will a full list of the individual modules within a bundle and links so you can review them to ensure that they will fulfil your needs.

Can I switch between bundles?

Yes you can however each bundle must be retained for a minimum of a 12 month period after which you can swop them over or indeed cancel the use of the bundles entirely.

What are the costs for each bundle?

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