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Facilities Management Degree Apprenticeship BA (Hons)

What is Facilities Management Degree Apprenticeship BA (Hons)?

Our Facilities Management Degree Apprenticeship equips learners with qualities and skills that are essential for a successful career in this fast-growing field, as well as core management skills.

Effective facilities management is vital to the success of any organisation, whatever its size and scope. 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.

Within this fast-growing professional discipline, facilities managers have extensive responsibilities for providing, maintaining and developing myriad services. These range from property strategy, space management and communications infrastructure, to building maintenance, administration and contract management.

Facilities Management practitioners work in organisations of all sizes, and in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Those working in this field are accountable for the delivery of a variety of integrated FM operational services (eg catering, cleaning and maintenance), across multiple sites and / or property assets.

Our Facilities Manager Degree Apprenticeship is designed by employers, so learners develop relevant skills that they can apply in workplace right away. The programme allows learners to explore facilities management as a professional discipline, giving them the skills they need to manage spaces, locations, people, time and financial resources. Learners develop transferable business skills, including the ability to work effectively with others, communicate with stakeholders at all levels and use contemporary digital technologies.

Study style

The programme is delivered in block sessions, with each module delivered over two days. Learners are expected to completed their apprenticeship within 4 years – this includes the end point assessment (EPA) which is taken in the last 6 months . Assessment methods reflect the varied nature of a business professional’s work and include report writing, presentations and business planning, as well as reflective assessments.

The end point assessment comprises three parts – a work-based project, a presentation and a professional discussion. Prior to undertaking the end point assessment, learners must have achieved the level 6 Extended Diploma in Facilities Management (this is covered as part of the University ‘s curriculum for this programme).

Successful completion of the apprenticeship will meet the full requirements of the IWFM at Member grade. During the programme, apprentices will receive membership of IWFM at the Affiliate grade.

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Entry requirements

    • Apprentices should be in full-time employment (e.g. at least employed for 30 hours per week) throughout the duration of their apprenticeship, and 20% of their working hours should be spent on off-the-job training.

    • Additionally, the apprentice must have Level 2 qualifications in English and maths before they undertake the end point assessment. Employers may wish to set additional entry requirements to suit their organisational needs.

Course modules

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Fees and costs

Please contact the business team to discuss fees for this course. when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

State-of-the-art Business School

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners gain a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Gloucestershire and also meet the full requirements of the IWFM at member grade.

This apprenticeship is delivered in our £10m School of Business and Technology, a state-of -the-art facility that brings together learners, academics and businesses.

The Business School at Oxstalls campus in the early evening

Access to all campus facilities

Apprentices have access to all university libraries, IT and facilities across our campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Apprentices are entitled to discounted travel with Stagecoach across the South West network, and to an NUS card offering great discounts at restaurants and high street stores. Learners gain access to a vibrant social scene complete with bars, sports clubs, gyms and leisure facilities.

Students on campus

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