If you are already working in facilities management, this course allows you to increase your skills and abilities to help you operate at higher levels in your management specialism. The course is split into a certificate stage and a foundation degree stage.
This course is for managers or supervisors working in facilities management from backgrounds such as • facilities management service providers • private finance initiatives • local authorities • higher education • National Health Service • government • private organisations.
It is delivered in two stages. The first stage is the Certificate in Facilities Management which takes 18 months to complete and the second stage is this Foundation Degree in Facilities Management which takes 14 months. The certificate can be a qualification in its own right, the foundation stage builds from this first stage.
You increase your understanding and awareness of the functions of the organisation and facilities management, in their business environment. You also develop your professional skills and abilities to help you operate at higher levels in facilities management and your organisation.
The course combines academic and practical work.
You study topics at certificate stage that includes • reflective practice • organisation theory • service delivery • premises and the workplace • people management • project management.
At foundation stage you study • change management • communication and knowledge management • the business environment • risk management • financial management • business research and enquiry.
We encourage you to see your workplace as a resource for learning and development. The majority of your projects and assessments are based on your own workplace.
If you successfully complete this course, you may progress to our BA (Honours) Facilities Management.
We are a recognised British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) centre. When you achieve the Foundation Degree Facilities Management, you also gain the respective level BIFM Diploma in Facilities Management as part of your course.
Successful completion of this course entitles you to the RICS Associate qualification (AssocRICS) provided
• you are in relevant employment at graduation
• you have at least two years of relevant experience in total
To gain the AssocRICS qualification you must register with RICS and successfully complete the RICS online ethics module and text. RICS is a membership organisation and your Associate qualification is subject to paying RICS membership fees and subscriptions.
2017 entry requirements
Typically one A level or experience of working in facilities management at a supervisory or management level.
If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of at least 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills.
Certificate stage – typically 18 months
Foundation stage – typically 14 months
Please contact us for the course start date
You attend five teaching blocks per stage and complete independent study in-between. The teaching blocks are generally two to three months apart, and are typically two or three days attendance. Detailed advance timetables are available.
Typical modules may include
|Stage one modules||
The organisation and facilities management
Managing premises and the work environment
Managing projects for facilities management
|Stage two modules||
Communication and knowledge management
The business environment
This course develops your skills, knowledge and professional ability. By developing in this way, you can help to improve your career and progress to roles with greater responsibility.
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Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)
2016/17 academic year
Typically £5,000 per stage – this includes the British Institute of Facilities Management registration fee.
2017/18 academic year
Typically £5,100 per stage – this includes the British Institute of Facilities Management registration fee.
Additional course costs
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