Facilities Management

Facilities Management Level 4 by ABC Awards,CPD Accredited|70 CPD Credits |Tutor Support, Study Material & Exam included

Oxford Home Study College


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Study method
Online, self-paced
260 Hours
No formal qualification
70 CPD hours / points
Endorsed by ABC Awards
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Facilities Management

Certificate of achievement in Facilities Management Level 4. Additional CPD Accredited Certificate with 70 CPD points available with no extra study.

Study Facilities Management - Course Level 4 for the opportunity to earn an endorsed Certificate of Achievement.

Discover the vital role facilities management plays at the heart of every successful organisation! Study online at a pace that suits your lifestyle, for the chance to enhance your outlook with an endorsed Level 4 Facilities Management Diploma.

Facilities management - often referred to simply as FM - extends to a dynamic range of responsibilities and supervisory functions in an organisational setting. The official definition of FM (according to the International Facilities Management Association) is the “coordination of people, place, process, and technology.” Both in private and public sector organisations alike, facilities managers oversee the physical infrastructure and general resources required for the business to operate efficiently and consistency. Facilities management encompassing quality and performance management, vendor relations, project management, emergency preparedness, contingency planning, resource allocation, sustainability and general building maintenance. With demand for qualified facilities management specialists at an all-time high, there’s never been a better time to consider a career change!

This advanced Level 4 Facilities Management Diploma provides a detailed overview of the responsibilities and objectives of key FM personnel. Explore the invaluable contribution the facilities manager makes to the wider business, over a series of seven in-depth modules. Study the functions of facilities management in an organisational setting, the business-wide benefits of effective facilities management and a series of associated challenges. Enjoy expert tutor support throughout the course, as you work your way towards an endorsed Level 4 Facilities Management Diploma!

Enrol today and there’s no telling where tomorrow could take you!


Endorsed by ABC Awards


70 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Facilities Management

Facilities Management - Course Benefits

Our exclusive distance learning programmes represent the ultimate in flexible and accessible online education. Study from home for a Level 4 Facilities Management Diploma and enjoy the following benefits:

  • The freedom to continue working as you study, gaining invaluable experience to further improve your career prospects.
  • No classroom time or in-person meetings - our courses and all assessments take place 100% online.
  • Expert tutor support from start to finish, along with all required learning materials and study aids.
  • 24/7 access to our state-of-the-art online platform from anywhere in the world using almost any connected device.
  • The opportunity to breathe new life into your career prospects with an advanced Level 4 Facilities Management Diploma.

Learning Objectives

Facilities management is a diverse and multi-faceted field, which holds relevance across all industries and sectors. The more public and private sector organisations that emerge, the greater the need for an established pool of facilities management talent. This advanced Level 4 Facilities Management Diploma has been designed to prime candidates with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to reach the highest possible positions. By exploring the various disciplines and functions that fall within facilities management, you’ll be in a much stronger position to make your mark on the sector.

No prior knowledge or experience is required to gain maximum value from this course, which is ideal for newcomers and current FM workers alike. Suitable for even the busiest lifestyles, our courses are comprehensively flexible with no deadlines imposed at any time. If you have the drive, determination and desire to succeed, this enjoyable online study program could take you the rest of the way.

By studying for a Level 4 Facilities Management Diploma, you’ll cover the most important concepts and responsibilities within the field of FM such as:

  • Occupancy and human factors
  • Operations and maintenance
  • Health and safety
  • Sustainability
  • IT management
  • Risk analysis
  • Communications management
  • Quality management
  • Performance management
  • Leadership and strategy
  • Project management
  • Accountancy and finance

Course Outline

The functions and objectives of facilities management are explored in-depth over a series of seven modules. Each module concludes with an online assessment for submission to your tutor, which will be returned with helpful feedback. Topics covered in this advanced diploma include the following:

Module 1 - Introduction to Successful Facility Management

This module covers the following topics:

  • Facility Management
  • Characteristics of a Successful Facility Manager
  • The Development of a Facility Management Philosophy
  • Types of Organizations
  • Considerations for Organizing a Department
  • Non-Profit and Not for Profit Organizations
  • Organizing the Department
  • Personality and Skills of Facility Personnel
  • Facility Management Leadership
  • Strategic and Annual Planning
  • The Annual Work Plan
  • Plus more

Module 2 - Operations and Maintenance

This module covers the following topics:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Communications
  • Outsourcing of services or in-house staff?
  • Plant Operations
  • General administrative services
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Recycling
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Inventory Management
  • Communications and Wire Management
  • Relocation and Move Management
  • Furniture Installation
  • Plus more

Module 3 - Vendor Management & Outsourcing

This module covers the following topics:

  • Vendor Management
  • Identifying the Right Source of Supply
  • Selecting a Source
  • Benefits of choosing a Source of Supply
  • Vendor Registration and Development
  • Vendor Rating
  • Aims of Vendor Rating
  • Vendor Rating Methods
  • Parameters of Vendor Rating
  • Learning Cycle and Training
  • Pitfalls of Learning curve
  • Systematic Training Needs Analysis
  • Materials Management Computerisation
  • Plus more

Module 4 - Project Management

This module covers the following topics:

  • Project Life Cylce
  • Strategic Plan
  • Product Description
  • Project Selection Criteria
  • Determining the Project Goals
  • Identifying the Key Stakeholders
  • Identifying the Project Constraints
  • Managing Constraints
  • Defining Project Selection Criteria
  • Project Charter
  • Resource or Project Costs
  • Human Resource Costs
  • Administrative Costs
  • Assembling the Project Charter
  • Developing Project Plan
  • Developing Resource Plan
  • Project Interfaces
  • Developing an Organizational Plan
  • Risk Planning
  • Building Deliverables
  • Monitoring and Control
  • Communications Management
  • Plus more

Module 5 - Facility Emergency Preparedness

This module covers the following topics:

  • Estimate Probability of Occurrence
  • Emergency Planning
  • Categorizing Emergencies
  • Emergency Categories
  • Development of an Emergency Plan
  • Organizational Considerations
  • Command, Control, and Communications
  • Chain Of Command
  • Succession Responsibility
  • Facility Emergency Operations Center (FEOC)
  • Facility Manager Responsibilities
  • Emergency and Security Manager Responsibilities
  • Emergency Preparation and Training
  • Evaluate Requirements
  • Analyze and Modify the Plan
  • Plus more

Module 6 - Facility Security Management

This module covers the following topics:

  • Facility Physical Security Goals
  • Protect People and Property
  • Facilities Security Responsibilities
  • Security Planning Considerations
  • Security Planning Approach
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Territorial Reinforcement
  • Natural Access Control
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Facility security Implementation
  • Access Control
  • Facility Electronic Security
  • Employee Protective Measures
  • Plus more

Module 7 - Sustainability and Use of Resources

This module covers the following topics:

  • What is Sustainability?
  • Improving the Sustainability of your organization
  • Identification of resources used
  • Setting future targets
  • Sustainability: a whole organisation approach
  • Reporting Progress and reviewing results
  • Plus more

Who is this course for?

Facilities Management

Studying facilities management at diploma-level will instil the confidence and motivation needed to build a rewarding career for life. Whether new to FM or looking to enhance an existing career, an endorsed Facilities Management Diploma could make all the difference. It’s no longer possible to ‘accidentally’ fall into a successful career as a facilities manager. If you’re serious about reaching the highest possible positions, a robust educational foundation is essential. In addition, business owners and prospective entrepreneurs could benefit enormously from the teachings of this course.

Engineered with accessibility, affordability and enjoyment in mind, our courses welcome ambitious candidates from all backgrounds. If you’re committed to your continuous professional development, we’ll provide the support and resources you need to fulfil your potential. Study for a Level 4 Facilities Management Diploma today and tomorrow could be yours for the taking!

Enrol online, or contact a member of our admissions team if you have any questions.


Facilities Management

There is no particular entry requirement.

OPTION-I: Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards

At the end of the course, learner can claim an endorsed certificate by paying £95 accreditation fee+postal charges.

Certificate of Completion

CPD(soft copy) can be claimed for £15. If you need hard copy of this certificate you will pay £25

OPTION-II: CPD Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course, a fee is payable for a CPD Accredited Diploma in PDF format or hard copy.

CPD Accredited Diploma (PDF format)=£30

CPD Accredited Diploma (Hardcopy)=£85

Postage Charges:

National £9

International £15

Career path

Facilities Management

An advanced Level 4 Facilities Management Diploma could pave the way for a variety of rewarding careers in the field, including but not limited to:

  • Asset Manager
  • Assistant Director, Physical Plant
  • Assistant Property Manager
  • Building or Facility Engineer
  • Building or Facility Manager
  • Building Owner
  • Buildings & Grounds Superintendent
  • Chief Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer

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