BIFM Level 3 Qualifications

BIFM level 3 qualifications in facilities management develop learners’ ability to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to complete tasks
and address problems that, while well defined, have a measure of complexity. It includes taking responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures as well as exercising autonomy and judgement within limited parameters. It also reflects awareness of different perspectives or approaches within an area of study or work.

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?

BIFM qualifications are assessed against clear learning outcomes setting 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 a 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 additional 7 credits totalling 28 credits
> Level 3 Certificate (competence) – 3 mandatory units totalling 14 credits plus additional 14 credits totalling 28 credits
> Level 3 Diploma – 5 mandatory units totalling 26 credits plus additional 22 credits totalling 48 credits

BIFM Level 3 Units

Unit Title
Credits
Type of Unit
Introduction to facilities management
6
Knowledge
Corporate social responsibility and sustainability in facilities management
4
Knowledge
Customer and stakeholder relations in facilities management
5
Knowledge
Specification and procurement of facilities supplies and services
6
Knowledge
Health and safety responsibilities in facilities management
5
Competency
Manage operational performance in facilities management
4
Competency
Project management within facilities management operations
5
Competency
Budget management of facilities management operations
4
Knowledge
Understanding facilities management within the  context of an organisation
4
Knowledge
Understanding support services operations in an organisation
3
Knowledge
Space allocation in facilities management
4
Competency
Building maintenance in facilities management
5
Knowledge
Understand the estate management function for facilities managers
4
Knowledge
Understanding access management and inclusion 5
Knowledge
Contribute to disaster recovery and contingency planning
5
Competency

 

 

 

Next steps

To take the next steps to studying a level 3 qualification in facilities management, contact your nearest or most suitable centre, you will be able to find them on the Recognised Centre pages.

 

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