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Advanced Apprenticeship in Facilities Management

About the course

This programme covers a range of Facilities Management skills and related practices. The main objectives of the course are to ensure the development of practical skills, related background knowledge including health and safety issues and procedures. This is a practically based course aimed at developing the necessary skills and experience ideal for those working or seeking to work in a supervisory capacity within the industry.


Work Based blended delivery programme consisting predominantly of on-site training and assessment within the workplace, supported by off-site technical training at local training and assessment venues as required. Course teaching, learning and assessment is enhanced through the effective use of e portfolio and distance learning resources to ensure flexible delivery is responsive to learner, employer and situational needs.

Programme Length

Work-based delivery over a minimum * of 18 months, dependent on initial assessment.

*Minimum durations apply for 16 – 18 year olds. 19 + learners can apply for accredited prior learning which may reduce the duration. Funding rules dictate a minimum of 12 months duration.

Programme Structure

The Apprenticeship is made up of a number of different nationally recognised qualifications:

Competence Qualification: ·

Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management Practice

Knowledge Based Qualification ·

ILM Level 3 Qualification in Facilities Management

(Optional Units: Group B - 5 credits required; Group C - 8 credits required; Group D - 3 credits required)

Functional Skills: ·

Level 2 English ·

Level 2 Mathematics

Employee Rights and Responsibilities ·

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills ·

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Course modules

Competence Qualification

Group B - ~Procure supplies

Group C - Operate security measures

Group C - Monitoring operational performance

Group C - Maintain property and assets

Group C - Contribute to disaster recovery and contingency planning

Group C - Manage space

Group D - Implement change in own area of responsibility

Group D - Specify, commission and manage external contracts and agreements

Group D - Recruit staff in own area of responsibility

Group D - Manage a budget for own area or activity or work

Group C - Manage facilities management projects

Develop working relationships with colleagues

Provide and monitor facilities for clients

Develop and implement a risk assessment plan in own area of responsibility

Group B - Contribute to the management of incidents and emergencies

Group B - Monitor and solve customer service problems

Group B - Set objectives and provide support for team members

Group C - Carry out energy management

Group D - Understanding sustainability and environmental issues and impact on facilities management

Group D - Provide leadership and direction for own area of responsibility

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Functional Skills

English Level 2

Mathematics Level 2

Knowledge Qualification

Solving problems and making decisions

Developing yourself and others

Recruiting, selecting and inducting new staff in the workplace

Managing health and safety at work

Managing performance

Working with costs and budgets

Understanding facilities management within the context of an organisation

Managing and developing relationships in the workplace

Delivering service in the workplace

Introduction to leadership and management

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course appropriateness. Entrants must have the ability to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics and be able to cope with the Level 3 vocational qualification. Apprentices must have a contract of employment working for a minimum for 30 hours/week.


Apprentices successfully completing the Advanced Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto into Higher Education.


Typical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of the Advanced will depend on the qualifications and experience gained but could include, neighbourhood teams, park rangers, waste management supervisors / managers, street cleaning supervisors / managers.

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