John Devane

Facilities Manager

Studied: BIFM Level 4†Diploma in Facilities Management

BIFM recognised centre: (Quadrilect Ltd)

What was the reason for taking the qualification?
My reason for doing this course as well as the ILM level 3 qualification, was to improve my abilities within Facilities Management and grow with the role to which I wish to continue.† I have come into FM quite late but intend to do my best at what ever role I obtain.
Did you consider other FM qualifications? And if so why did you choose the BIFM Qualification in Facilities Management?
Yes I did consider other FM qualifications, but chose ILM Level 3 qualification, FM4.01 and FM 4.04 which I believed would help me reach the goals I set.
How did you find the experience of studying for the qualification?
Challenging yet enjoyable and very satisfying.
How has achieving the qualification helped in your current role?
As I am unemployed, it has allowed me to look at roles within FM that would not have been within my capabilities.
How will achieving the qualification help you in your career?
Hopefully, future employers will look at what I have achieved on my own merits and think I could be of benefit to their organisations.
Have you put into practice new knowledge and/or skills?† If so, how and what were the results?
Since finishing the FM course, I obtained a short term contract with Vinci Construction in Cardiff as a Buildings Manager at the new BBC studios.† This was an interim position which was established while the BBC FM team took over the building after handover.
Would you recommend the BIFM qualifications to others, and if so why?
Most definitely, I found the BIFM tutors friendly, informative and they made the learning experience enjoyable.† It was easy to follow the criteria and there were good explanations of all the topics, as well as having excellent venues to feel comfortable and safe.
Whatís the next step?† Are you going on to the next qualification or level?
My next step is to obtain an IOSH certificate to help increase my potential as a good prospect in FM.
Any other comments?
I looked long and hard at other courses that are on the market, but decided on Quadrilect because of the help I was given. From the first contact I was made to feel important and was informed of all courses available and was given plenty of encouragement.† I think Quadrilect have a solid reputation within the FM arena and I would applaud them for their enthusiasm and commitment.

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