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BIFM South Region CPD Event Report: FM Qualifications Taster

30-06-17 10:27 BIFM

Getting ahead in the current economic climate is more challenging than ever, so members from BIFMís South Region turned out in good numbers to hear an experienced FM trainer from one of the 30 accredited BIFM Qualification Centres give a qualification taster session at the groupís June event.

Jane Wiggins, owner and director of FM Tutor Associates, gave an insight and overview of the new and updated FM Professional Standards and how these can help FM professionals develop a personal development plan.

She clarified the two new components and went on to explain clearly the FM qualification pathway and what options to consider before demonstrating a taster of part of the Level 4 unit (Quality Management in FM) and giving a peek at part of a Level 6 unit on the same subject.

Jane had members at each table working through real examples and demonstrating how the BIFM qualification reinforces and supports individuals in their workplace as they can use real life work examples to demonstrate their knowledge and experience.

She explained how the new framework has been created with FM industry stakeholders, experts and professional standards writers to form a global competence model for the profession.

She went on to say that the FM Professional Standards provide a benchmark for the skills and knowledge necessary to be a competent facilities management practitioner at all career levels, from a support role through to a strategic role.

Event host Hilary Misselbrook, FM manager at Specsavers, said she and the companyís FM team had benefitted tremendously by taking their Level 4 and 5 qualifications, telling members that the experience she had gained had really helped her in her day-to-day role, with her manager really noticing a difference in her capabilities.

The BIFM South committee would like to acknowledge its thanks to Specsavers for hosting the event and providing refreshments, and the guest speaker for sharing her knowledge and experience. A copy of the presentation given on the evening is available on the BIFM South webpage.

A charity collection on behalf of Rowans Hospice and the BIFM chairmanís charities raised £32.

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