MOL fees will soar in New Year

Published:  27 November, 2009

LONDON: A sudden change in government funding policy will mean that the price of the Builders’ Merchants Federation’s MOL Product Knowledge modules are set to soar.

Without the subsidy from the Learning Skills Council, MOL prices will go from their current £98 (plus VAT) to around £250 with effect from 1 December.

The BMF is working with the Manchester College which administers the programme, but to-date it has been unable to halt the increase.

“Manchester College has pledged to continue the current programme and the current prices on all MOL courses booked before the end of November 2009,” said Sean Kelly, training and first services administrator at the BMF.

MOLs are a distance learning training tool. The aim of the modules is to help improve the understanding of building materials and essential skills for trade counter and sales staff, and to help employees provide a consistently high level of service to your customers.

The open learning element of the modules means that staff can gain qualifications without having to be away from work. To complete a Product Knowledge Module the delegate is required to answer a selection of self-check questions and assignments, which are then verified by a tutor.

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