Grimme and Brooksby Melton College to offer new industry developed higher education programmes

Grimme UK and BMC have joined forces to offer two Level 4 programmes in Land based Engineering and Business Management.

The two organisations have been working in partnership to develop a series of higher level programmes that would provide engineering businesses with their next generation of leaders. The idea behind the partnership is to offer a qualification directly related with the engineering industry, meaning employees are trained with skills that directly benefit business.

There are two Higher National Certificate courses being offered; an HNC in Business Management and an HNC in Engineering. The HNC in Business Management will involve areas such as working with dealerships, customer care, brand loyalty and understanding products and their aftercare services. The HNC in Engineering will include elements such as understanding the principles of sophisticated hydraulic and electronic monitoring and control functions, research project modules, product development and design.

The Higher National Certificate based programmes will consist of spending a number of blocks each year in college that have been carefully tailored to match the needs of the business by avoiding periods of peak business activity. The rest of the time is spent using these new skills in a number of work based projects and through their normal workplace activity.

Both HNC’s are open to anyone who is currently employed within the engineering field, currently has a Level 3 qualification and is looking to progress their career. This applies to new aspiring managers looking to improve on your Level 3 skills or an existing manager who wishes to upgrade their qualifications and extend their knowledge and understanding within a business context.

BMC has been training service engineers for many years and though the technology may have changed its training remains one of the best in the country. By continuing to expand the work it does with both manufacturers and dealers it helps to underpin the training necessary for the industry to improve its skills base.

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