Level 3 Qualification – Level 3 Award, Certificate & Diploma in Facilities Management

The QCF Level 3 qualifications (Award, Certificate, Advanced Apprenticeship and Diploma) will develop your management skills and enable you to take responsibility and initiate projects in the facilities management industry. The course places an emphasis on providing you with the skills to understand which tasks are a high priority and complete these tasks efficiently and effectively.

The programme looks at corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues in facilities management and addresses aspects related to customer service, operational performance and estate management.

Institute of buildings and surveyors is a professional body in buildings and surveyors industry has designed and developed this series of first-line facilities management qualifications alongside employers to help you address industry challenges with a high level of complexity.

Who are they for?

Level 3 qualifications are for first‑line managers and supervisors in facilities management and are designed to develop understanding and knowledge of facilities management matters industry. They are suitable also for new recruits into the industry.

How are the qualifications assessed?

IBS qualifications are assessed against clear learning outcomes set out the knowledge and skills needed by facilities managers at different levels.
Assessment tasks are practical and work-based, reflecting live business projects and activities – a real benefit to both individual learners and their organisations.

How are the qualifications delivered?

You can choose the centre at which you study, which means you will have a choice of different delivery styles, including face‑to‑face, evening class, distance learning and online learning.

Choose the size

Level 3 qualifications in facilities management are available in three sizes and four qualifications are available; you can choose the size to suit your needs:

Level 3 Award

Level 3 Certificate *

Level 3 Certificate in FM practice *

Level 3 Diploma

*form part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in FM

Award – will give you a succinct overview of the basic skills and knowledge needed at this level.
Certificate – will provide you with more comprehensive coverage of the subject.
Diploma – will provide the full package of skills, knowledge and understanding at this level.

Choose the units

Level 3 Award – 2 mandatory units totalling 11 credits

Level 3 Certificate (knowledge) – 4 mandatory units totalling 21 credits plus an additional 7 credits totalling 28 credits

Level 3 Certificate (competence) – 3 mandatory units totalling 14 credits plus an additional 14 credits totalling 28 credits

Level 3 Diploma – 5 mandatory units totalling 26 credits plus an additional 22 credits totalling 48 credits

Units Modules Credits
L301 Facilities management overview 6
L302 Corporate social responsibility and sustainability in FM 4
L303 Outsourcing in FM 6
L304 Facilities management responsibility in Health & Safety 10
L305 Operational performance in facilities management 4
L306 Project management in FM 5
L307 Manging budget in facilities management 5
L308 Understanding FM in context on facilities management organisation 4
L309 Violence & aggression in the workplace 3
L310 Space management in FM 4
L311 Building maintenance in FM 5
L312 Estate Management function in FM 4
L313 Disaster recovery and contingency planning 5
  1. Minimum two-year experience in facilities and building senior assistant
  2. Minimum  O-level or Secondary Certificate with one year experience in the industry.

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