Facilities Management Pathway
Getting started and progression to the next level
If you are new to studying facilities management and would like any advice on which level to get started on, please GET IN TOUCH with us. Your start level will depend on a mix of your work background and academic qualifications. This page provides information on what each level covers. Whichever level you start at there is a clear progression available through our wide range courses, designed to align with your chosen career progression or offer wider commercial knowledge.
Develop your skills and understanding
The IWFM Level 3 qualifications in facilities management are aimed at first-line manager or supervisor in facilities management or for those who are new to the industry. They are designed to develop an understanding and knowledge of facilities management matters.
A Level 3 qualification is the equivalent to an A Level grades A to E, Access to higher education diploma, Advanced apprenticeship, Applied general, AS level, and an international Baccalureate diploma.
Level 3 to 4
At this level, you will really start to dig down into deeper management awareness, and have a chance to research your own conclusions, offer more detailed specialisms, as well as look at those areas that are so important across the whole spectrum of FM, such as finance, and projects. We offer both small qualification courses (Awards) and larger Certificate courses. The Award at this level is only one module providing a great overview of FM as a whole, and Certificates offer the opportunity for specialist chosen subjects such as people, performance and quality management.
The IWFM Level 4 qualifications in facilities management are aimed at operational management level or for anyone aspiring to this roles who wants to stretch and develop knowledge and capability.
A Level 4 qualification is the equivalent to a Certificate of higher education (CertHE), Higher appreanticeship, and a Higher national certificate (HNC).
Level 4 to 5
At Level 5, you are firmly embroiled in middle management areas, exploring different concepts, perspectives and approaches, with the opportunity to define your own conclusions. This takes you to a higher level of operational management as well as looking at the more strategic concepts of FM. Once again at this level, you have two sizes of qualification. The Award is 2 or 3 modules with a focus on strategy, and the Certificate covers 5 modules including procurement and sourcing. These qualifications firmly place you on the map of management development.
The IWFM Level 5 qualifications provides skills needed to complete complex tasks and take on responsibility for planning and delivering solutions while developing your specialised knowledge of the profession. Ideal if you are at a middle or senior management level and responsible for more specialised and complex functions, or if you are aspiring to these roles and looking to stretch and develop.
A Level 5 qualification is an equivalent to a Diploma of higher education (DipHE), Foundation degree, and a Higher national diploma (HND).