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Nowadays, the people who really know what they are talking about are the ones who are the most successful in the bathroom business.

They get it, and get it right. First time.

But they needed training and that is why the Bathroom Academy was created. It is a unique eLearning package for anyone who works in the bathroom industry, whether they are a complete novice or an experienced person wanting to freshen up their skills.

The Bathroom Academy was created by members of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association, by experts drawn from leading world-class manufacturers. The quality of the information is guaranteed.

Exceptional product knowledge creates and nurtures customer confidence. All the learning material in the Bathroom Academy has been written to inform and educate. Every aspect of the bathroom industry is covered.

The Certificate in Bathroom Studies, an open learning programme of assessment, testing and certification. 

The BMA
The Bathroom Manufacturers Association which represents major manufacturers of bathroom products who trade in the UK has a powerful and influential voice and is regularly consulted by the press, Government departments, Non Governmental Organisations and the Bathroom Industry as a whole. It is regarded as ‘The Voice of the Bathroom Industry’.


Academy Features
Created by the industry for the industry.

Experts from the many and varied parts of the bathroom industry have worked as a team to create The Bathroom Academy. They have used their combined experience to produce an eLearning programme for both new starters or people who have been in the industry for some time but would like to refresh their skills.

Everything Online
The Bathroom Academy is entirely web-based. Once you have signed up to the training modules you can study in your own time. Choose from the available modules to suit your own needs and study with the online workbooks and guides. Then comes the exam and passing that, again on line, leads to you gaining a Bathroom Academy Merit. Find out more from the Academy administration on 01782 631619.

Certificate in Bathroom Studies (CBS)
Awarded to all those who can demonstrate their exceptional product knowledge of Bathroom Products. To do this, you must successfully undertake six Bathroom Academy Merits. The CBS is an open learning programme of assessment, testing and certification.  

David Osborne, Managing Director of Roman Showers “Roman staff love the Bathroom Academy course material. They’ve come on in leaps and bounds and I’m proud to boast that Roman probably has the best qualified workforce in the industry. The Bathroom Academy is ideal for anyone working in the bathroom industry, whether as a plumber, in customer service, in PR, or sales.”


Secure Login
The Bathroom Academy is designed to suit you, the individual, within a secure, on-line environment.

You need to sign up and login to start training using the eLearning modules. Your progress is logged automatically in the Academy system and only you can access your records.


Secure Payments
The entire eLearning and certified training packages can be pre-paid, online, using secure payments systems including PAYPAL.
 

Strategic Professionals
As qualified trainers Strategic Professionals understand that people gain skills in different ways. A college course isn’t for everyone. Sometimes people need to discuss things in the context of their own work in order to gain a greater understanding.



Sharon Southcott BA (Hons), MSc, Cert Ed, ISMM Dip, CMI Dip, is a qualified marketer and management trainer. A former Product Manager and National Account Manager in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom (kbb) sector she went on to become a Marketing and Management Lecturer and Assessor before combining her skills and returning to the sector as a Trainer and Mentor working with many blue chip companies. Sharon has worked with names such as Aqualux , B&Q, Bernsteins Kitchens, Imperial Bathrooms, Jacuzzi UK, Lecico plc, Utopia and Neoperl to name but a few. Sharon understands the specific needs of the kbb sector and as such is able to deliver tailored practical solutions.