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Degree Apprenticeship

Facilities Manager Degree Apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of this level 6 degree apprenticeship, learners gain a BA (Hons) in Facilities Management, as well as an Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) Level 6 Extended Diploma. They will also meet all the IWFM Member grade requirements for professional recognition.

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If you are an individual interested in becoming a Facilities Manager Degree Apprentice, please email futureapprentices@glos.ac.uk.

About the Facilities Manager Degree Apprenticeship

This programme has been designed with employers, to give learners the skills they need to manage spaces, locations, people, time and financial resources.

Facilities Managers are critical to many types of organisations. Correct management of facilities is key for any organisation to protect business continuity, run more efficiently and therefore more cost-effectively. At a corporate level, it contributes to the delivery of strategic and operational objectives. On a day-to-day level, effective facilities management provides a safe and efficient working environment.

Our Facilities Manager Degree Apprenticeship has already been delivered for a number of companies, including Womble Bond Dickinson – one of London’s top law firms.

The programme provides learners with the right balance of academic theory and practical skills that are essential for a successful career in management.

Teaching is delivered over three years. Upon completion, learners will graduate with a BA (Hons) in Facilities Management, as well as an Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) Level 6 Extended Diploma. They will also meet all the IWFM Member grade requirements for professional recognition.

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What are Degree Apprenticeships?

Degree apprenticeships are a fantastic way to upskill employees and train new staff. They contribute to improved competitiveness and productivity, as well as increased staff retention.

Degree apprentices study for higher level qualifications alongside working. As such, they spend at least 6 working hours each week carrying out ‘off-the-job training’ where they study for their degree and gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required to successfully complete the apprenticeship.

Large employers can use their apprenticeships levy to pay for apprenticeship training. Smaller firms can claim up to 95 per cent of these costs from the Government. This means apprenticeships are a cost-effective choice for both the employer and learner.

Dan Matthews

Meet the lecturer

Dr Dan Matthews, Lecturer

Dan is one of just a few individuals globally to have researched facilities management at a doctorial level. He has also recently published a book, 8 Principles of Further Education: Progressing Your Career to an Elite Level.

In addition to teaching on the Facilities Management Degree Apprenticeship, Dan is also the South England Regional Manager for a UK-wide facilities management service provider. As such, he is able to bring his very current experience of this highly regulated and ever-changing industry to his teaching.  

Dan is passionate about providing opportunities for individuals to expand their knowledge and sees apprenticeships as playing an important role in this.

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Apprentice perspective

“It’s been clear from the beginning that that the staff at UoG care about their students. The level of support that I have received has been exceptional – nothing is ever too much trouble, no matter how many times I ask the same question!”

Coral,
Apprentice Facilities Manager, NHS Foundation Trust

Gloucestershire Business School

This apprenticeship is delivered at our £18 million, state-of-the-art Gloucestershire Business School on Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester.

This centre for business opened in 2018 and facilities include a business incubation centre, a Thomson Reuters trading room, a moot court room, board rooms, a consumer behaviour lab, and equipment on par with that of a global headquarters.

The space also encompasses Gloucestershire’s flagship Growth Hub. The Growth Hub offers fully funded business support for every growing Gloucestershire business. Having helped more than 10,000 businesses since 2014, the Growth Hub’s team of experts are on-hand to help Gloucestershire business grow through a blend of one-to-one expert support, training and events.

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Employer and learner support

Learners have a personal tutor throughout their apprenticeship, as well as a learner coach who conducts reviews and supports them towards successful completion. They are also supported by module tutors and our Helpzone staff, who are contactable by telephone, in person and online.

Employers are able to access our dedicated apprenticeship support team, who are here to ensure that businesses get the best from both the learner and the programme.

Learner benefits

All apprentices have access to:
· experienced professionals, who are experts in their field
· state-of-the-art facilities
· all university libraries and IT and facilities
· discounted travel with Stagecoach across the South West network
· an NUS card offering great discounts at restaurants and high street stores
· a vibrant social scene complete with bars, sports clubs, gyms and leisure facilities

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