The recent annual conference held by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) celebrated success for a further 19 officers from across the UK who have achieved a formal qualification in Market Administration.
Now in its 6th year, over 100 people have now successfully completed the NABMA Diploma course resulting in this qualification becoming the standard benchmark in the industry.
Formally recognised as equivalent to the national framework HNC/D or NVQ, this level 4 qualification is accredited by the Institute of Place Management which is part of the Manchester Metropolitan University.
The course is offered to NABMA members at a subsidised rate thanks to the generous sponsorship of “Marketplace”. Allan Hartwell, one of the original founders of Marketplace commented: “It is recognised that market management is an excellent grounding for acquiring a wide range of business experiences, which means the transferrable skills obtained through this diploma make it an ideal investment for the future of any officer working in the industry.”
Hilary Paxman, Chief Executive of NABMA, is delighted with the ever-increasing demand from officers wishing to gain the qualification, “People attend the course for a variety of reasons, either to gain formal recognition for their years of experience, or as a fast-track introduction to market management. Everyone on the course benefits from establishing contacts within the industry that become an invaluable resource for the future. NABMA also offers a wide range of support for market managers and opportunities for continuous professional development”.
Stephen Pickering, experienced market manager and the NABMA course leader commented: “After completion of the six-day diploma course I always endeavour to speak to the senior managers responsible for each candidate to ask if they have noticed any difference in their employee. The consistent responses always report increased confidence in work performance and a drive from students to introduce new initiatives to benefit their market investments.”
Further details of the 2018 course are now available on the NABMA website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Anyone interested in registering for the course is advised to make early enquires as places are limited and likely to reach capacity very soon.
For an informal chat about the course please telephone Stephen Pickering on 07756326022