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Get ahead with a qualified workforce

The BIFM qualifications are designed to help you build your organisation’s capability and reputation with high‑performing FM teams.

Designed after in‑depth consultation with FM employers, the qualifications have been developed to meet industry needs.

Accredited within the national Qualifications and Credit Framework, they can be used as part of your staff development programme, playing an integral role in succession planning and talent management.

The qualification structure also provides a useful development framework to help you identify the knowledge and skills needed in key roles across your organisation.
The wide range of units can also be used to fill any immediate or foreseen skills gaps in your workforce.

Key features:

  • All qualifications come in three sizes – Award, Certificate and Diploma
    Qualifications are built from a combination of mandatory and optional units, offering flexibility and choice
  • The choice of units means qualifications can be customised to suit your business needs
  • Learning can be linked to live business projects
  • The qualifications cover real need‑to‑know facilities management knowledge and skills
  • All assessments are practical and work based, so that they add value to your business
  • BIFM recognised centres offer different ways of learning – face‑to‑face, evening class, distance learning, online or delivered in‑house
  • The qualifications are aligned with BIFM membership grades for extra recognition.

Online learning - BIFM Direct

BIFM Direct has been designed for learners to use as a self-study device with all the learning and assessments materials available to access and complete via the online platform. The learning is supported by audio visual materials plus monthly webinars held by BIFM on various topics (previous recordings will be available to learners via the system).

The online platform is available to those wishing to study at Levels 2, 3 and 4. Both Learners and Employers will be able to purchase an activation code which includes; registration fee, assessment fee and certification fee.For more information visit the BIFM Direct website.

Becoming a BIFM Recognised Centre

Many leading employers are choosing to become BIFM Recognised Centres. This commitment is a resounding endorsement to the value that employers and putting to the BIFM qualifications in facilities management.

This option gives employers the ability to utilise the training programmes they currently deliver in-house and by mapping those against the BIFM Qualifications, their employees can work towards the achievement of an internationally recognised qualification.

Which organisations are already BIFM Recognised Centres?


See what the employers think?


“Supporting our employees in gaining professional qualifications is something Compass is fully committed to; it provides us with a more engaged workforce and by making this investment in our people, it makes them feel more valued. This qualification enables us to provide tailored training and development for employees and gives our clients confidence in Compass’ ability to deliver and manage these services to the high standards expected.”
"The BIFM qualifications are vital for gaining respect and recognition within the industry, providing a sustainable competitive advantage in a constantly changing marketplace.  Amplifying the knowledge, skills and expertise of staff is vital in achieving ever more efficient ways of meeting our business objectives."
Compass Group UK & Ireland
Jane Drysdale
HR Director
OCS Group UK


Want to find out more?

BIFM is dedicated to helping the advancement of the facilities management profession and would be pleased to talk to you about how developing your staff with BIFM qualifications can support your business needs and goals.

To discuss further, please contact +44 (0)1279 712651+44 (0)1279 712651 or email

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