Level 4 Qualifications – Level 4 Award, Certificate & Diploma in Facilities Management

The Level 4 Facilities Management qualifications, awarded at Award, Certificate and Diploma levels, will enable you to enhance your practice management skills for a facilities management role. The programme has been designed to provide you with a holistic and total understanding of facilities management and the techniques, methods and skills necessary to fulfil the role.

The work focused assessments emphasise launching new facilities management projects and completing high-priority tasks in this growing industry sector. The training programme also looks at corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues in facilities management and addresses aspects related to customer service, operational performance and estate management.

Level 4 Qualifications are aimed at professionals working at an operational management level. The courses are, however, also suitable for those aspiring to these roles looking to further develop in their roles. Although there are no set course pre-requisites, it is recommended that learners have a background in facilities management or related fields.

Qualified candidates are likely responsible for managing:

  • Day-to-day operations (in-house or outsourced)
  • A range of support services
  • Contractors and key supplier relationships
  • Budgets
  • Health and safety
  • FM projects

To be qualified at Level 4 and receive an IBS qualification in Facilities Management, learners are required to complete one of the following schemes:

  • Level 4 Award: 1 mandatory units (6 credits) + additional 6 credits
  • Level 4 Certificate: 2 mandatory units (12 credits) + additional 12 credits
  • Level 4 Diploma: 5 mandatory units (29 credits) + additional 19 credits
Units Competency Credits
L401  General review of facilities management- 6
L402 Management of health and safety in facilities management 10
L403 Team management in FM 8
L404 Strategic planning in facilities management 3
L405 Support services operations in facilities management 5
L406 Risk management in facilities management 5
L407 Financial management in the FM sector 7
L408 Environment management in facilities management 3
L409 Managing projects in FM 7
L410 Maintain good relationship with contractors, and supplies FM 4
L411 Promote equality in facilities management 4
L412 Develop and manage excellent customer service in FM 5
L413 Deep cleaning equipment, Internal surface premises and facilities 7
L414 Space management in FM 5
L415 Understanding outsourcing in FM 3
L416 Managing energy and utilities in FM 4
L417 Corporate social responsibility and sustainability in FM 3
L418 Effective action on waste management in FM 6
L419 Repairs and maintenance in facilities management 7
L420 Tools, equipment, applications, devices and assessment criteria 0

At least one is required for admission:

  1. A-level or high secondary certificate
  2. 2 years of full-time experience in facilities and buildings.

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