Management level qualifications in facilities management now available via online study with BIFM Direct
03-03-16 8:18 BIFM
BIFM has expanded its online study options for qualifications in facilities management to include the level 4, management level, qualifications. Delivered and assessed through ‘BIFM Direct’, the qualifications are open to facilities management (FM) professionals who can manage their study around their commitments, able to study anywhere, anytime and at their own pace.
BIFM Direct forms part of the work towards achieving BIFM’s objective with the Cabinet Office of allowing fair access to qualifications for the profession – by opening up the options to study and removing potential barriers to undertaking a qualification. Initially the platform, which can be accessed from any device at any time, covered the entry and supervisory level qualifications, level 2 and level 3, but has now expanded to offer level 4, which is suited to a professional at, or aspiring to be at, an operational management level.
For employers, BIFM Direct provides a flexible, cost-effective solution to upskill employees whilst offering the benefit of a formal recognised qualification. Whether supporting a select number or whole workforces through the qualifications, BIFM Direct can offer employers a solution to fit in with their talent management programme.
To achieve a level 4 qualification, learners are empowered to self-study with all the learning and assessments materials available to access via BIFM Direct. Learning is supported by audio visual materials and tutorial support alongside monthly webinars and recordings hosted by BIFM. This enables learners to progress through the qualification units at a pace which suits their professional and personal circumstances.
BIFM Direct is one of many ways an FM professional can opt to study. Other study options include face-to-face learning, evening classes and distance learning which are offered through a network of 30 Recognised Centres which includes Universities, further education colleges, FM employers and private training companies across the UK, Ireland, Holland, Malaysia and the Middle East. In total all methods of study currently support over 2,600 learners who are working towards the achievement of a BIFM qualification in facilities management, with learners spanning 40 countries across 4 continents.
To find out more about studying online with BIFM visit www.bifmdirect.org, or to find out about other methods of study go to www.bifm.org.uk/qualifications