Diploma in retail and leisure place management launched with Solent University Southampton.
Retail property trade body Revo has revamped its management education programme with a new diploma in retail and leisure place management which it hopes will become the industry standard qualification for centre managers.
The bespoke two year part-time diploma – pitched academically at Level 4 which places it between A Levels and a foundation degree – will consist of distance learning modules worth 120 credits, allowing students to fit study around fit around busy work and home lives.
Revo chief executive Ed Cooke said: “As an industry we are constantly being challenged to get the best out of our assets in driving performance and value. Equally as important, do we have the right practical skillset and knowledge, to manage and operate these complex assets that sit at the heart of our communities.
“The competencies required to undertake the role of centre manager have turned the traditional manager role into a commercial manager who needs to present, interpret financial data into strategy, facilitate wider community partnerships….and much more.”