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Facilities Management Courses Pathway

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 backgound and academic qualifictaions. 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.

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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.

IWFM Level 3 Award in FM

IWFM Level 3 Award in Facilities Management
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The Level 3 Award is 11 credits. There is two mandatory units, Introduction to FM and Customer and Stakeholder relations in FM.

IWFM Level 3 Certificate in FM

IWFM Level 3 Certificate in FM
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The Level 3 Certificate is a minimum of 28 credits. There is four mandatory units (21 credits), Introduction to FM, Corporate social responsibility and sustainability in FM, Customer and stakeholder relations in FM and Specification and procurement of facilities supplies and services in FM. Option units of 7 credits.

IWFM Level 3 Diploma in FM

IWFM Level 3 Diploma in Facilities Management
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The Level 3 Diploma is a minimum of 48 credits. There is five mandatory units (21 credits), Introduction to FM, Corporate social responsibility and sustainability in FM, Customer and stakeholder relations in FM, Specification and procurement of facilities supplies and services in FM and Health and safety responsibilities in FM. Option units of 22 credits.

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).

IWFM Level 4 Award in FM

IWFM Level 4 Award in Facilities Management
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The Level 4 Award is a minimum of 12 credits. There is one mandatory unit (6 credits), Overview of FM. Option units of 6 credits.

IWFM Level 4 Certificate in FM

IWFM Level 4 Certificate in FM
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The Level 4 Certificate is a minimum of 24 credits. There is two mandatory units (12 credits), Overview of FM and Managing health and safety in own areas of FM. Option units of 12 credits.

IWFM Level 4 Diploma in FM

IWFM Level 4 Diploma in Facilities Management
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The Level 4 Diploma is a minimum of 48 credits. There is five mandatory units (29 credits), Overview of FM, Understanding FM strategy, Understanding people management in FM, Understanding FM support services operations, and Managing health and safety in own areas of FM. Option units of 19 credits.

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).

IWFM Level 5 Award in Facilities Management

IWFM Level 5 Award in Facilities Management
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The Level 5 Award is a minimum of 12 credits. There is one mandatory unit (6 credits), Organisational and FM strategy. Option units of 6 credits.

IWFM Level 5 Certificate in Facilities Management

IWFM Level 5 Certificate in Facilities Management
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The Level 5 Certificate is a minimum of 24 credits. There are two mandatory units (14 credits), Organisational and FM strategy and Managing people in FM. Option units of 10 credits.

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