HAE EHA to elevate education in Hire industry

The Hire Association Europe (HAE) and Event Hire Association (EHA) has announced that they will be introducing the first ever ILM Level Five programme in Leadership and Management for the Hire Industry.

They will work in partnership with the Faculty of Business and Law based at University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol. UWE has been a training provider for the Institute of Leadership and Management course since 2013.

The impressive course is an eleven-day programme that will run from October 2016 until July 2017, providing 20 individuals with the opportunity to further their careers in the Hire industry and obtain the Level Five qualification.

The programme has been developed around the needs of the Hire industry and includes modules such as: Becoming an Effective Leader; Managing Customer Relations and Motivating People in the Workplace. All the modules will explore theories around self-development, management processes, revenue and capital expenditure, acquisition and retention of customers and recruitment in line with legal and organisational requirements. In addition, it will introduce theories of motivation and how these can be applied to improve performance for teams and companies.

Lynda Williams, associate director professional programmes for UWE Bristol’s Faculty of Business and Law comments: “The course is assignment based with a practical focus, underpinned with study strategies that reinforce the learning process. It will be delivered by experienced academics and consultants with students given access to supplementary e-learning resources and current research papers.”

Graham Arundell HAE EHA’s managing director said: “The introduction of a ILM Level Five course and our partnership with the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE strengthens our commitment to create transferrable skills and qualities that will enhance the CV’s of individuals within the Hire industry. Equipping people with qualifications and knowledge will undoubtedly develop professionalism and competence, ultimately improving and driving the Hire sector forward.”