Deciding Learning Levels.

Learning levels overview

Firstly, learners need to decide which qualification level will be most suitable for them based on their job function and / or management level. This can be either the level that they work at now, or a level they wish to aspire to. Remember, aspiring to a level that is higher than the one learners are currently working within will be very effective in developing their career progression, but will be a more challenging level to study for. The following chart maps the eight levels against management titles:

  • Level 1: Entry level staff member
  • Level 2: Established team member
  • Level 3: Supervisory / First Line Manager / Aspiring Middle Manager (explained below)
  • Level 4: Middle Manager developing their role and responsibility and diversifying their workplace knowledge (explained below)
  • Level 5: Experienced and established Middle Manager (explained below)
  • Level 6: Experienced and established Senior Management Level
  • Level 7: Area managers / Division Managers and/or Directors
  • Level 8: Executive Manager / Director

click here to take a detailed look at each of the main supervisory and management profiles.

Please now:

Either: Conduct a quick check of the right learning level for you, by using our course suitability test. The adjacent link in the right-hand margin will take you there.

Or: Follow the notes and instructions given below for each preferred level of learning.

Level 3

If you have chosen Level 3, the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Level 3 in Facilities Management is the most suitable learning option.

You will need to decide on a qualification type, too (there are three: Award, Certificate or Diploma). This is a step that requires you to decide what quantity of learning is required. For an overview of this process, choose the fast-track link in the right-hand column.

The final step will be to look at the programme information for the chosen qualification package. Again, choose the appropriate fast-track link in the right-hand column.

Level 4

If you have chosen Level 4, the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Level 4 in Facilities Management is the most suitable learning option.

You will need to decide on a qualification type, too (there are three: Award, Certificate or Diploma). This is a step that requires you to decide what quantity of learning is required. For an overview of this process, choose the fast-track link in the right-hand column.

The final step will be to look at the programme information for the chosen qualification package. Again, choose the appropriate fast-track link in the right-hand column.

Level 5

If you have chosen Level 5, the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Level 5 in Facilities Management is the most suitable learning option.

You will need to decide on a qualification type, too (there are two available qualification types for this Level: Certificate and Diploma). This is a step that requires you to decide what quantity of learning is required. For an overview of this process, choose the fast-track link in the right-hand column.

The final step will be to look at the programme information for the chosen qualification package. Again, choose the appropriate fast-track link in the right-hand column.