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JLL becomes first UK managing agent to offer tailored CPD seminars

London, 17th February 2016 – JLL has partnered with University College of Estate Management (UCEM) to deliver a new flexible series of ‘Continuing Professional Development’ (CPD) webinars.
The webinar series covers the core principles of shopping centre and retail asset management, and has been specifically created to meet identified training requirements and the need for a more flexible approach towards CPD.

The sessions are closely aligned to the new Foundation Degree Retail Asset Management being launched by UCEM in September 2016 - to replace the Shopping Centre Management Diploma, which UCEM has successfully delivered in conjunction with the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC) since 1987. After completing the series learners will receive the applicable CPD points, which will help them prepare for studying future UCEM qualifications.

UCEM is committed to providing the highest-quality supported online learning, enhancing students’ academic standing and career development prospects in the Built Environment. Its degree programmes, and professional development and tailor-made corporate training courses, are taught by academics and leading practitioners; they are designed to meet the growing global demand from employers and students for affordable and flexible learning.

Jordan Jeffery, Head of JLL’s Retail Management team, commented: “The webinar series has been specifically created to meet the identified training requirements of our retail management team. We recognise the need to ensure that our employees have the highest skills to keep up with the evolving retail world and to do this in the most flexible way possible.”

Steven Priddis, UCEM Real Estate tutor added: "We are very excited to be partnering with JLL as a fellow advocate of developing excellence in the Built Environment through continued education. We are especially looking forward to extending the reach of our training to professionals at all levels within the industry. “

This investment in skills follows on from the Property and Asset Management Academy - founded by JLL in 2014 - which focuses on global collaboration in training. JLL was also the first managing agent to be accredited as a recognised centre, by the British Institute of Facilities Management, to deliver a level 4 qualification through an in-house training programme.

The five webinars will be held between February and June 2016.

About UCEM
University College of Estate Management is a leading provider of supported online learning for the Built Environment; with over 90 years' experience in providing the highest quality learning opportunities for the industry. At any one time, it has over 3,000 students from approximately 100 countries benefiting from its degrees taught by tutors with extensive industry experience.

UCEM offers many property-related programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as providing professional development and tailor-made corporate training courses. Its active research programme contributes to knowledge across the profession, benefiting businesses, practitioners and policymakers alike.

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