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BIFM level 7 qualifications

BIFM level 7 qualifications are new additions to the BIFM qualifications suite and are designed to develop understanding and knowledge of facilities management matters and balances both practical and academic elements which are appropriate and relevant to employers needs, whilst also satisfying the academic rigour of a Masters qualification.

Achievement of Level 7 qualifications reflects the ability to reformulate and use relevant understanding, methodologies and approaches to address problematic situations that involve many interacting factors. It includes taking responsibility for planning and developing courses of action that initiate or underpin substantial change or development, as well as exercising broad autonomy and judgement. It also reflects an understanding of relevant theoretical and methodological perspectives and how they affect their area of study or work. (Ofqual – Regulatory arrangements for the Qualifications and Credit Framework).

Who are they for?

Level 7 qualifications in facilities management are for senior facilities management professionals.  Choose a recognised centre that offers level 6 qualificationsChoose the mandatory and optional unitsChoose the size of the level 6 qualificationBIFM level 6 qualifications overview

About the qualifications

The BIFM level 7 qualifications are stand-alone qualifications but are also integrated. Some units form an integral pathway towards a Masters in Applied Facilities Management delivered and awarded by Liverpool John Moores University. Other units are also an integral pathway towards the MBA in Facilities Management delivered and awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.

BIFM Level 7 qualifications in facilities management

You can choose to study a BIFM Level 7 Certificate or Diploma in Facilities Management.

  Level 7 Certificate in Facilities
Management
Level 7 Diploma in Facilities
Management
 
Credit Value Minimum 30 credits Minimum 60 credits
Duration Completion within one year Completion within two years
Structure > Two mandatory units with a total credit value of 30
credits
> Four mandatory units with a total credit value of
60 credits

The units:

 Unit Credits  Certificate   Diploma
Strategic facilities management and business  10 C D
Knowledge and information management for facilities
management
 10 C D
Managing staff and customers in facilities management  20  
C


D
Legislation, finance and risk in facilities management  20   D

The above units form an integral pathway towards a Masters in Applied Facilities Management delivered and awarded by Liverpool John Moores University.

 

Unit Credits Certificate Diploma
Strategic facilities management and business 10

C

D
Procurement and measurement in facilities management 5 C
D
Strategic Project Management 15 C
D
Strategic Property Asset Management
15
D
Leadership, Partnership. and Change within Facilities Management
15   D

These units form an integral pathway towards the MBA in Facilities Management delivered and awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.

Masters in Applied Facilities Management

The curriculum has been designed to develop learners’ understanding and knowledge of facilities management matters and balances both practical and academic elements which are appropriate and relevant to employers’ needs, whilst also satisfying the academic rigour of a Masters qualification.

The curriculum is unique as it provides flexibility of target awards, depending on the learner’s academic competence and desired goals. The programme is designed to offer distinct target awards (see chart below), which are jointly mapped against the learners being able to acquire professional qualifications awarded by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).

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MBA in Facilities Management

This course is for estates and facilities managers wanting to improve their skills and career prospects and for other graduates who want to enter the field.
Designed in collaboration with employers, it meets the needs of people who manage in-sourced or out-sourced facilities for their own organisation or provide facilities management services to other organisations.
 
The philosophy behind the course is that in any organisation facilities management is a distinct management discipline that supports the core business relationship between people, process and place.
 

Where to study?

To take the next steps to studying a level 7 qualification in facilities management, choose a  BIFM recognised centre to find details of Liverpool John Moores University or Sheffield Hallam University.

 Next steps

To take the next steps to studying a level 7 qualification in facilities management.

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