Management Development Programme

Showsec’s Management Development Programme (MDP) has been transforming the live events sector since 2008.

As the first programme within the live events sector to successfully provide a clear, linear, career progression plan, the MDP recognises varied talents and is inclusive of those who possess strong operational qualities over academic abilities.

Anyone with the commitment and enthusiasm for the industry, coupled with a desire to continually learn and develop themselves, can progress to Operations Executive level through the MDP.

The programme offers the opportunity to be rewarded a Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Crowd Safety Management and incorporates blended learning techniques combined with practical experience. By providing associates with relevant operational knowledge and skills from accomplished practitioners within the industry, the course uses best working practices and works in collaboration with a recognised, leading University.

Providing even more opportunities – the MDP includes a Level 5 programme which leads to a Foundation Degree in Applied Professional Studies in Crowd Management. As further career progression upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree, applicants are encouraged to apply for a place on our new Level 6 Chartered Manager degree in Management and Leadership.  This new level 6 apprenticeship will equip our rising managers within the business with the skills knowledge and behaviours to become strong proficient leaders.  The level 6 programme see’s a blend of both operational and non-operational managers working together cohesively on business-based projects and solutions.

All MDP levels are accredited by a recognised leading University in work-based education. Over the past 5 years, more than 70 successful candidates have successfully completed Showsec’s MDP, moving into management roles with specialist knowledge of management techniques, skills, process and behaviours relevant to becoming a successful manager in the modern events industry.

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