Diploma in Market Administration 2019

The Institute of Place Management is delighted to work with the National Association of British Market Authorities and offer the popular Diploma in Market Administration again in 2019. The course is open to anyone wanting to run, or be associated with, a successful market.

The course enables you to gain a sound understanding of the day-to-day, administrative and legal issues surrounding the marketing and management of a market.

The course is taught in two day blocks each covering a different area, Communcations, The Law and Practical operations


  • Introduction to the DMA
  • Communication & Presentation Skills
  • Report Writing
  • Practical Marketing
  • Writing for Press
  • Working with Traders and Stakeholders
  • Creating Joint Initiatives

The Law 

  • Markets Law & Market Charters
  • Formal Markets Policies
  • The Law on Street Trading
  • Effects of BREXIT on European Legislation
  • Legal Protection of Markets
  • Trading Standards & The Real Deal
  • Food Hygiene Regulations

Practical operations 

  • Assessing Safety Risks in Markets/HASAW
  • Keeping Markets Safe
  • Market Technical Operations
  • Effective Use of Market Resources
  • Sourcing External Finance
  • Sustaining and Developing Markets
  • Business Planning for Promotions

Spring schedule 

  • Communcations - 12th & 13th February
  • The Law - 26th & 27th March
  • Practical Operations - 16th & 17th April

To be awarded the Diploma in Market Administration, delegates will have to attend each of the 6 sessions (in Derby, England) and also need to complete three written assignments to the required standard.

Delegates registering for the whole programme receive Student Membership of the Institute of Place Management for the period of the course.

The course is open to delegates from anywhere in the world but you should note that some of the content, particularly relating to legal issues, trading standards, and Health and Safety At Work Act, is UK specific.

The course cost is £2,000 plus VAT (£1,000 plus VAT to NABMA or IPM members). This includes all six days and submission of assignments.  The venue is The Council House at Derby City Council. Refreshments and a high quality buffet lunch are included in the course fee.

If you wish to reserve a place, you should read the handbook giving further details of the course before you complete the application form.  You can download both from the NABMA website.