Choose the units

Depending on the size of qualification, you will have a certain number of mandatory units that you have to complete. After this, you can make up your remaining credits by choosing from the available units.


Award in Facilities Management Certificate in Facilities Management Diploma in Facilities Management
Credit value Minimum 12 credits Minimum 24 credits Minimum 48 credits
Mandatory units One (6 credits) Two (12 credits) Five (29 credits)
Optional units 6 credits 12 credits 19 credits


Mandatory and optional units

Unit title

Mandatory units
Overview of facilities management
6 A C D
FM4.02 Understanding facilities management strategy

FM4.03 Understanding people management in facilities management

FM4.04 Understanding facilities management support services operations 6 D
FM4.05 Managing health and safety in own area of facilities management 6 C D

Optional units
FM4.06 Understanding risk management in facilities management 6
FM4.07 Understanding financial management in facilities management 6
FM4.08 Understanding the business organisation and its impact on facilities management 6
FM4.09 Understanding performance measurement in facilities management 3
FM4.10 Understanding leadership and management in facilities management 6
FM4.11 Understanding the management of information and knowledge in facilities management 3
FM4.12 Understanding facilities management projects 6
FM4.13 Developing relationships with suppliers and specialists in facilities management 3
FM4.14 Understanding quality management in facilities management 4
FM4.15 Managing customer service in facilities management 4
FM4.16 Understanding property and asset management for facilities managers 4
FM4.17 Understanding property, fabric and building services maintenance for facilities managers 8
FM4.18 Understanding space management for facilities managers 3
FM4.19 Understanding sustainability and environmental issues and the impact on facilities management 3
FM4.20 Understanding energy and utilities management in facilities management 3
FM4.21 Understanding procurement and contract management for facilities management 3
FM4.22 Managing accessibility and inclusion and its impact on facilities management.



When studying the Award or Certificate you can also select from the remaining mandatory units, rather than the optional units, if desired.

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