Qualifications to help move
your career forward

Develop the knowledge and skills you need to progress with our internationally recognised, regulated qualifications.

Study online, anytime and anywhere via our Direct learning platform or find a recognised centre near you.

A clear path to your
professional development

By completing a facilities management qualification, you can progress on our professional development pathway, upgrade your membership and build the career you want.

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Select the level that's right for you

Our qualifications serve both those new to the industry and experts with years of experience. The higher the level, the more advanced your knowledge of the profession.

IWFM Level 2 Qualification

This qualification will provide you with a foundation understanding of workplace and facilities management, health and safety, and service delivery. Choose between a Competency qualification and a Knowledge qualification depending on how you learn best.

  • Learn the basics of workplace and facilities management
  • Understand how to promote and implement service delivery
  • Develop health and safety knowledge and its importance

Is it for you?

This introductory certificate is ideal for those that are new to workplace and facilities management, have a desire to work in the profession or that want a career change.

How is it assessed?

All our qualifications are assessed against clear learning outcomes. The competency assessment tasks are practical and work-based, reflecting real-life scenarios. Whereas the knowledge qualification is assessed by a written assessment.

How is it delivered?

You can study online via our Direct learning platform or choose an alternative recognised centre. Depending on your centre, you can study face-to-face, attend evening classes, via distance learning or online.

 

 

Level 2 qualification units table

IWFM Level 3 Qualification

This qualification comes in several sizes – Award, Certificate and Diploma – depending on your requirements. It will develop your ability to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to complete tasks within workplace and facilities management.

  • Learn the different functions of facilities management
  • Understand how to address complex problems
  • Develop skills required to take responsibility

Is it for you?

This qualification is ideal for first-line managers and supervisors, including administrative staff and team leaders. It is also suitable for new recruits to the profession and those seeking a career change.

How is it assessed?

All our qualifications are assessed against clear learning outcomes. Assessment tasks are practical and work-based, reflecting real-life scenarios, ensuring you can apply your knowledge in a working team.

How is it delivered?

You can study online via our Direct learning platform or choose an alternative recognised centre. Depending on your centre, you can study face-to-face, attend evening classes, via distance learning or online.

 Level 3 qualification units table

IWFM Level 4 Qualification

This qualification comes in several sizes – Award, Certificate and Diploma – depending on your requirements. It will give you a broad understanding of the profession and provide the skills needed to complete complex, non-routine tasks within workplace and facilities management.

  • Learn about facilities management as a broad function
  • Understand how to address complex, non-routine problems
  • Develop skills required to effectively manage a team

Is it for you?

This qualification is ideal for professionals working at an operational management level, responsible for managing day-to-day operations either in-house or outsourced. It is also suitable for those aspiring to work in such a role that currently work within the profession.

How is it assessed?

All our qualifications are assessed against clear learning outcomes. Assessment tasks are practical and work-based, reflecting real-life scenarios, ensuring you can apply your knowledge when managing.

How is it delivered?

You can study online via our Direct learning platform or choose an alternative recognised centre. Depending on your centre, you can study face-to-face, attend evening classes, via distance learning or online.

Level 4 qualification units table  

IWFM Level 5 Qualification

This qualification comes in several sizes – Award, Certificate and Diploma – depending on your requirements. It will provide the skills needed to complete complex tasks and take on responsibility for planning and delivering solutions while developing your specialised knowledge of the profession.

  • Learn how to manage major projects with capital spend
  • Understand how to address complex problems
  • Develop skills required to manage multi-site operations

Is it for you?

This qualification is designed for specialist facilities managers and those working at middle or senior management level who are responsible for specialised and complex functions. It is also suitable for those aspiring to work in such a role that currently work within the profession.

How is it assessed?

All our qualifications are assessed against clear learning outcomes. Assessment tasks are practical and work-based, reflecting real-life scenarios, ensuring you can apply your knowledge when managing.

How is it delivered?

 

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IWFM Level 6 Qualification

This qualification comes in several sizes – Award, Certificate and Diploma – depending on your requirements. It focuses on developing strategic skills and knowledge so that you can plan and deliver plans that underpin substantial change or development while exercising broad autonomy.

  • Learn how to plan, strategise and drive change
  • Understand how to analyse and address complex problems
  • Develop skills required to take responsibility for change

Is it for you?

This qualification is designed for senior facilities managers that are responsible for areas including planning and strategy for governance and risk, financial performance, sustainability and procurement.

How is it assessed?

All our qualifications are assessed against clear learning outcomes. Assessment tasks are practical and work-based, reflecting real-life scenarios, ensuring you can apply your knowledge when managing.

How is it delivered?

Study at an IWFM recognised centre. Find your local centre.

Level 6 qualification units table 

IWFM Level 7 Qualification

This qualification is designed to develop understanding and knowledge of facilities management with both practical and academic elements. It provides the skills needed to plan and develop courses of action that initiate or underpin substantial change or development and has the academic rigour of a Masters qualification.

  • Learn how to plan and develop courses of action for change
  • Understand theoretical and methodological perspectives
  • Develop skills required to implement innovative strategy

Is it for you?

This qualification is for senior facilities management professionals that want to develop knowledge of different perspectives within the profession and understand how to create and apply strategy.

How is it assessed?

All our qualifications are assessed against clear learning outcomes. Assessment tasks are practical and work-based, reflecting real-life scenarios, ensuring you can apply your knowledge when managing.

How is it delivered?

You can study towards a Level 7 qualification independently or as part of a Masters programme delivered by Liverpool John Moores University and Sheffield Hallam University. Find your local centre.

Level 7 qualification units table  

 

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Recognised centres that offer this qualification

We have recognised centres throughout the UK and the world. Choose a centre and take the first step to your future career today.

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Bridgend College

Delivery Methods

Evening, Day, Distance, Blended

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College of Central London

Delivery Methods

Evening, Day

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Gower College

Delivery Methods

Evening, Day, Distance, Blended

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Jigsaw Training

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Leeds College of Building

Delivery Methods

Evening, Day, Distance, Blended, Online