Education Programme

BPMA Education Programmes: expert knowledge for our industry

The BPMA Education Programme is designed to empower learners and promote best practice within the industry. The BPMA Programme offers a three-tiered continuous learning platform, catering for all levels of experience within the promotional products industry. From new starters to experienced industry professionals, the BPMA offers the only recognised industry qualifications of its type, only open to BPMA members.

The BPMA offers three qualifications:

  • Trained in Promotional Merchandise (TPM)
  • Certified in Promotional Merchandise (CPM)
  • Masters in Promotional Merchandise (MPM)

Access to expert learning is via our online learning platform, available 24/7. Benefit from expert knowledge, built by the industry for the industry, complimenting existing company training and development.

Learning is delivered in varied mediums to help every learner embrace knowledge to suit the individual; videos, talks and written documents. Each course has a fixed intake date with plenty of time for each learner to achieve their qualification.

Trained in Promotional Merchandise (TPM)

The BPMA TPM course is the only UK’s industry specific entry level course for your teams. Delivering essential training on technical knowledge, trends plus promotional merchandise fundamentals, the BPMA’s TPM course is fully updated and refreshed for 2021.

Our 2021-22 course includes:

  • Introductory webinar
  • Guest speaker webinars
  • Access to all TPM course content delivered online – including artwork, industry research, screen printing and much more!
  • Invigilated online exam
  • Online community
With two course intakes a year, March and October, BPMA members can register for each course via education@bpma.co.uk.

Certified in Promotional Merchandise (CPM)

The BPMA CPM course is the commercially focussed course for promotional merchandise professionals with 2-3 years’ experience. Delivering essential training on commercial business skills, pitching, procurement and the fundamentals of finance, the BPMA’s fully re-written CPM course is now open. Access to expert learning is via our online learning platform, available 24/7. Benefit from expert knowledge, built by the industry for the industry, complimenting existing company training and development. 

Our 2021 course includes:

  • Introductory webinar
  • Guest speaker webinars
  • Mandatory skills with elective content to enhance each learner’s understanding of the industry, conducting successful business profitably
  • Access to all TPM course content delivered online – including marketing, product compliance, ethical trading, business financials and much more!
  • Invigilated online exam
  • Online community

Why enrol?

  • A flexible, structured learning programme
  • Online portal can be accessed 24/7
  • Industry specific expert knowledge
  • Fully updated and new content for 2021
  • Cost effective, supported learning for the whole team
  • Compliments company training and development
  • Training is permitted whilst on furlough; perfect for maintaining skills and knowledge

> Secure your place today!

For more information and to sign up contact education@bpma.co.uk or call 01372 371 184


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The BPMA Education Programme is open BPMA members only. If you are interested in BPMA membership, our education programme and other benefits, please contact enquiries@bpma.co.uk

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