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Facilities Management

Facilities Management

Facilities management is a recognised global profession offering opportunities nationally and internationally

Course at a glance
  • An opportunity to gain a professional qualification, integrated within the CPD. The programme is mapped to the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Level 4 Diploma
  • Studied via distance learning on a part-time basis for students already in employment
  • Stepping stone to a varied career with UK and overseas employment opportunities
Professional body accreditation

Integrated dual award available from British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Level 4 Diploma.

Your career prospects

The Department of the Built Environment has an excellent employability rate. One of the main motivators for studying facilities management (FM) is the global nature of the discipline, to which FM is an internationally recognised profession. Moreover, the discipline is required in almost every industry, with the need to outsource specialist facilities services growing every year. The industry has an increasingly aging population and is in need of a younger innovative generation to sustain and grow the industry.

Your lecturers

All of your lecturers are dedicated to providing you with the best opportunities to develop your skills in facilities management. Your lecturers come from a variety of backgrounds, most with several years’ experience within the facilities management industry. They will pass on their practical knowledge of the industry to you. Your lecturers also carry internationally recognised research into various aspects of the discipline. Being at the forefront of research, your lecturers will help you to develop into the top facilities managers of the future.

Course overview

Facilities management professionals are primarily concerned with operational use of buildings and premises, aligned to the core business activities of the organisations utilising these spaces.

Facilities managers need to be able to integrate and align the non-core services, including those relating to premises, required to operate and maintain a business to fully support the core objectives of the organisation. Facilities managers need to have specialist knowledge relating to the management of workplaces, assets, maintenance, and support services.

They need to have the appropriate business skills to understand how businesses work and operate, in order to ensure they function to the best of their ability whilst adhering to all applicable legal issues and policies.

Curriculum key themes

There are three key curriculum themes within this CPD programme:

  • Introduction to facilities management
  • The workplace environment
  • Facilities management project
Teaching and learning

Teaching on the course is via distance learning, consisting of weekly recorded lectures, live virtual classrooms, and blog activities, combined with your own research using our library and the web.

Assessment and feedback

We recognise that all students perform differently depending on the type of assessment they are asked to do, and so a variety of assessment methods are used. These include online tests, coursework assignments (projects, technical reports, reviews, etc), and presentations (individual and group). Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Blackboard (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Work related learning

It is typical that you will study this CPD whilst being employed within the facilities management industry.

Support and guidance

Throughout the course you will have the support of a personal tutor who can provide one-to-one guidance and advice on course-related issues.

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How to apply

Please apply using the online application form.

Further information

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Engineering and Technology
James Parsons Building
Byrom Street
L3 3AF

T: 0151 231 2777

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

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