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BA (Honours) Professional Practice in Management (Facilities Management)

Degree apprenticeship

Two women in corporate meeting roomBecome accredited as a professional facilities manager by combining this innovative degree programme with an aspiring or established management job role.


How does the degree apprenticeship work?

You study a university course alongside 30+ hours of employment a week – so you'll need a relevant job role before you apply. The combination of the course and the job has to meet a national ‘apprenticeship standard’ – in this case the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship standard. So you get to study for a recognised qualification, while earning a salary and having no student fees to pay.

Our next start date for this course is October 2021

The course normally takes 3 years part-time, followed by an endpoint assessment which you'll complete within 6 months.



1. Course summary

  • Gain a recognised degree to enable you to work as a professional facilities manager.
  • Build a wider understanding of the industry and facilities management practices.
  • Apply your learning in the workplace to develop yourself and your organisation.

200,000 new management roles need to be filled each year (source: UKCES), and 42% of facilities management employers hire apprentices (source: BIFM Facilities Management Business Confidence Monitor 2018). So whether you’re an aspiring or established manager, this course helps you develop your skills, knowledge and competencies, and to gain the accreditation you need to advance your career.



2. How you learn

You’ll develop skills in communication, critical thinking, personal development, planning, reflective practice and team working – with a wide range of research material and qualified expert staff to engage with.

You learn through

  • part-time blended learning including 3 day workshops six times a year
  • projects in understanding customers and service excellence
  • a range of assessments and work-based assignments
  • an individual work-based project
  • guest lectures



3. Where you'll study

You'll study at our City Campus, with access to our cutting-edge facilities, world-class expertise and online resources supporting work-based learning.

4. Entry requirements

You need a job role to accompany your apprenticeship course

This has to be 30+ hours a week of employment in a relevant job role – and you would need your employer to agree to fund your course, either through government co-funding or the apprenticeship levy. You must also have the right to Abode in the UK.

You normally need qualifications as well

The usual entry requirements are GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English language at grade C or grade 4 or above – plus the following

  • for school leavers 112 UCAS points, including at least 64 points from 2 A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications
  • or for applicants with relevant work experience, one A level or equivalent

Although we may also consider candidates who are already working and have relevant management experience.



5. Modules

You'll study a range of contextualised modules in • contemporary business environment • property asset management • people dynamics in workplace contexts • reflective and personal development skills • data analysis for business decisions • managing operations and the supply chain • responsible and ethical business practice • finance for business performance • innovation and performance in facilities management • work-based investigation • leadership in contemporary organisations • implementing strategy and change • strategic property management


6. Fees and funding

You'll need an employer who can support your application – funding your course through government co-funding or the apprenticeship levy.

Funding options for employers.



How do I apply?

If you're already employed and your employer is willing to support your application, here's what you need to do.

If you don't have an employer who can support you yet, here's how you can look for opportunities.

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