BRC Learning

Careers and professional development in retail

BRC Learning

Careers and professional development in retail

Leadership Programmes

BRC Learning’s inspirational leadership programmes are designed to challenge and support talented retailers throughout their career.

Each programme provides delegates with the skills and confidence they need to drive their own performance and that of their teams and businesses:

  • OSS Foundation - Coaching & Inspirational Leadership Development for Graduate Managers in Retail Operations & Head Office Functions, Department Managers and Store Managers of Independents. Find out more information >>
  • OSS Academy - Transformational Retail Leadership Development for Experienced Managers in Retail Operations & Head Office Functions, Store & Field Management Roles & Managers of Leading Independents. Find out more information >>
  • OSS Masters - A strategic leadership development programme for Senior Managers, Directors and Business Owners with influence over business strategy. Find out more information >>

WHAT MAKES OSS LEADERSHIP PROGRAMMES DIFFERENT?

  • By retailers for retailers – our programmes are designed to specifically cater to the unique development needs of retail.
  • Thought leadership – each year our programmes evolve with our industry as we include the latest opinion and insight directly from the industry.
  • Retail insight – BRC has a specialist team of experts dedicated to providing insight into the UK’s retail industry. This provides our programmes with in-depth analysis of both fast moving market developments and longer term structural trends.
  • Peer to peer learning – the reason OSS Leadership Programmes have led the way for over 90 years is the support and learning that occurs between delegates. Through group work, individual tasks and team challenges, delegates will have the opportunity to support and learn from each other.
  • Focussed ROI – even more emphasis on developing our delegates to improve their own commercial performance, positively impact their own business’s performance whilst also developing personal competence and attitudinal skills.

ABOUT OSS

OSS was originally founded as the Oxford Summer School by the Drapers Chamber of Trade in 1923. The trade members had identified a lack of retail specific development for their talented leaders. They were concerned about losing their best talent to other industries such as manufacturing, construction and finance. In order to protect and strengthen their sector they sought to create the highest quality development programme for the most talented leaders.

To ensure its quality the Chamber enlisted the support of top retail leaders and industry speakers to help shape the programme and create a unique opportunity for development by retailers for retailers.

This focus remains true following the acquisition of OSS by BRC in July 2019. We continue to collaborate with industry leading experts to provide programmes that challenge our delegates thinking and inspire them to realise their potential.

Leadership Programmes

BRC Learning’s inspirational leadership programmes are designed to challenge and support talented retailers throughout their career.

Each programme provides delegates with the skills and confidence they need to drive their own performance and that of their teams and businesses:

  • OSS Foundation - Coaching & Inspirational Leadership Development for Graduate Managers in Retail Operations & Head Office Functions, Department Managers and Store Managers of Independents. Find out more information >>
  • OSS Academy - Transformational Retail Leadership Development for Experienced Managers in Retail Operations & Head Office Functions, Store & Field Management Roles & Managers of Leading Independents. Find out more information >>
  • OSS Masters - A strategic leadership development programme for Senior Managers, Directors and Business Owners with influence over business strategy. Find out more information >>

WHAT MAKES OSS LEADERSHIP PROGRAMMES DIFFERENT?

  • By retailers for retailers – our programmes are designed to specifically cater to the unique development needs of retail.
  • Thought leadership – each year our programmes evolve with our industry as we include the latest opinion and insight directly from the industry.
  • Retail insight – BRC has a specialist team of experts dedicated to providing insight into the UK’s retail industry. This provides our programmes with in-depth analysis of both fast moving market developments and longer term structural trends.
  • Peer to peer learning – the reason OSS Leadership Programmes have led the way for over 90 years is the support and learning that occurs between delegates. Through group work, individual tasks and team challenges, delegates will have the opportunity to support and learn from each other.
  • Focussed ROI – even more emphasis on developing our delegates to improve their own commercial performance, positively impact their own business’s performance whilst also developing personal competence and attitudinal skills.

ABOUT OSS

OSS was originally founded as the Oxford Summer School by the Drapers Chamber of Trade in 1923. The trade members had identified a lack of retail specific development for their talented leaders. They were concerned about losing their best talent to other industries such as manufacturing, construction and finance. In order to protect and strengthen their sector they sought to create the highest quality development programme for the most talented leaders.

To ensure its quality the Chamber enlisted the support of top retail leaders and industry speakers to help shape the programme and create a unique opportunity for development by retailers for retailers.

This focus remains true following the acquisition of OSS by BRC in July 2019. We continue to collaborate with industry leading experts to provide programmes that challenge our delegates thinking and inspire them to realise their potential.

LET'S TALK

If you'd like to discuss our Leadership Programmes or your business's own unique development requirements simply get in touch via brclearning@brc.org.uk

APPRENTICESHIPS

 
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT LEVEL 5 APPRENTICESHIP
Developing the critical knowledge and skills behaviours needed by senior managers.

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CHARTERED MANAGEMENT DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP - LEVEL 6
Providing the knowledge and understanding of effective retail management.

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In partnership with Leeds Beckett University and Corndel, BRC Learning offers apprenticeships that will equip students with the blend of industry knowledge, and practical, relevant experience they will need to capitalise on the opportunities created by a dynamic retail industry.

  • BRC Retail Leaders Apprenticeships Level 5 and Level 6
  • For new and emerging leaders and managers in retail
  • CMI Level 5 Certificate and Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship (Retail)
  • Face to face learning takes place in London and Leeds
  • 100% fund-able through the apprenticeship levy

LET'S TALK

If you'd like to discuss any of the above opportunities or your own unique development requirements simply get in touch via brclearning@brc.org.uk