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IWFM Level 4 Award in Facilities Management

Online learning with assignments and full expert tutor support leading to professional qualification.

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IWFM Level 4 Award in Facilities Management
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Do you want to develop your career in Facilities Management?

Are you already working in Facilities Management and want to build your knowledge?

This short course offers the opportunity to complete smaller blocks of learning, designed to motivate you to go further.

This course is delivered via our well-established Virtual Learning Environment. All course content is fully available via the screen or for download and can be accessed anytime, anywhere so you can plan your own schedule.

Expert tutors are always on hand to support your learning, as well as technical advisors.

All our courses are assessed by assignment, not examination. Assignments can be undertaken at any time.


IWFM Level 4 Award in Facilities Management

Regulated by Ofqual

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  • Briefing Document for Learners -
  • Welcome Letter - download


Facilities management professionals are responsible for services that support business. Their roles can cover management of a wide range of areas including health and safety, risk management, business continuity, procurement, sustainability, space planning, energy, property and asset management. They are typically responsible for activities such as catering, cleaning, building maintenance, environmental services, security and reception. On successful completion of these qualifications, recognition by employers enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their study in the vocational area. Assessment activities have been developed by The Business School (UK) Ltd, and approved by The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management. Each assessment brief gives information regarding exactly what needs to be covered and other supporting information such as word count and referencing guide.

The IWFM Level 4 Award in Facilities Management consists of one mandatory unit (6 credits) plus additional optional units in order to achieve a minimum of 12 credits in total.

Mandatory unit - Overview of Facilities Management

This unit enables learners to develop an understanding of the scope and extent of the facilities management function and the range of associated services, the roles and responsibilities in different organisations and contexts as well as the importance of the contribution of facilities management in both societal and economic contexts.

Choose one optional units from:

  • Managing health and safety in own area of facilities management - 6 credits
  • Understanding leadership and management in facilities management - 6 credits
  • Understanding facilities management projects - 6 credits – you will need to complete this unit based on a project within your current workplace, supported by learning materials on the VLE.
  • Understanding financial management in facilities management - 6 credits

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) is the professional body for workplace and facilities practitioners.

IWFM exist to promote excellence among a worldwide community of over 17,000 and to demonstrate the value and contribution of workplace and facilities management more widely.

IWFM empower professionals to upskill and reach their potential for a rewarding, impactful career by advancing professional standards, offering guidance and training, developing new insights and sharing best practice. It is our vision to see workplace and facilities management as a distinct profession – recognised beyond the built environment for its ability to enable people to transform organisations and their performance.

This course offers opportunities for learners to develop skills that support career and professional development.

This programme enables progression either to higher levels of study or to other courses at the same level of study – the Level 4 Certificate or up to Level 5 studies.

Successful learners can progress onto the Level 4 Certificate in Facilities Management by adding further units to broaden perspective or look into specialised areas, or onto Level 5 Facilities Management qualifications, all available through The Business School. We are happy to advise you, just get in touch.

Testimonials for this course:

"The learning/ reading material layout flows and is easy to follow." [Feedback from the Health and Safety in FM unit}

"I feel that this course has provided me with as vast amount of knowledge which will help me with my development moving forward with my career ." [Feedback from the Finance unit]

"I have been a working as a Facilities Manager for the past 4 years, its always good to test yourself to see what knowledge you do have about the role you are delivering, these courses give you the opportunity to do that plus it also highlights / refreshes areas that are less frequent in your day to day role." [Feedback from the Overview of Facilities Management unit]

Who is this course for?

The IWFM Level 4 qualifications in facilities management are typically for you if you work at an operational management level or if you are aspiring to these roles and want to stretch and develop your knowledge and capability. The Award gives you a succinct overview of the basic skills and knowledge needed at this level.

The IWFM Awarding Organisation is regulated by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation. This qualification is available on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is delivered by The Business School (UK) Ltd, an approved IWFM centre for the delivery of its qualifications.

IWFM exists to promote excellence among a world-wide community of over 17,000 and to demonstrate the value and contribution of workplace and facilities management more widely. Their qualifications are internationally recognised and provide a world-leading framework for professional development in workplace and facilities management.


IWFM does not state any formal entry requirements, but learners will normally be practising middle management or may be progressing from a Level 3 Qualification in Facilities Management.

A good standard of written English is required for this course - GCSE grade A-C.

Career path

On successful completion of these qualifications, recognition by employers enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their study in the vocational area.

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