Welcome to studying & BIFM Membership

As you have registered onto a BIFM Qualification you are also entitled to Membership of BIFM, listed below are the benefits of Membership along with some useful resources to support you in your studies.

YOUR BIFM MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Your Membership allows you to access many BIFM benefits, listed below, to help support your FM career and your studies.

We encourage you to make use of the benefits that comes with BIFM membership to aid you in your studies. BIFM membership includes:

> Frequent industry updates from FM World, including news articles, case studies and updates on the relevant legislation

> Online resources and materials such as the Good Practice Guides

> A chance to network with other facilities professionals at Continuing Professional
Development (CPD)
monthly events organised by the BIFM Regions and Special Interest Groups

REGISTER

Log on to your member account (right side of this page) to select your user preferences and access your member benefits. If you wish to view an online copy of the membership handbook click here.

KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR CENTRE

If you have chosen to study your qualification at a BIFM Recognised Centre it is important to know what to expect from the centre. You should familiarise yourself with the centre's policies and procedures and know what to expect, in terms of:
> learning materials and assessment plans available

> expected timescales for submitting and receiving feedback on assessments

> the level of tutor support available to you - how to contact your tutor
and the expected response time to your enquiries

RESOURCES AVAILABLE

As well as knowing what to expect from the centre, you will need to take responsibility for your own learning and the assessment process it will be demanding and requires time and dedication:

> the Learner Handbook contains further guidance and information on the BIFM qualifications.

> BIFM has also produced a short video - BIFM top 10 assessment tips to help you in planning your assessments

> as a suggestion we recommend The Study Skills Handbook by Stella Cottrell which contains useful information and tips about how to study

> BIFM has also arranged a 20% discount with the publishers Wiley's for the following books;Facilities Manager's Desk Reference and Total Facility Management Enter the discount code VBG27 at the checkout to apply the discount.

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

BIFM is committed to advancing the facilities management profession and is passionate about promoting and embedding the Facilities Management Professional Standards.

To download the FM Professional Standards framework or request the handbook click here.

NUS DISCOUNT CARD

As a learner studying for a BIFM qualification you can now also purchase an NUS Extra card which allows you exclusive discounts from a variety of retailers on travel, clothes, entertainment, food and technology.