BIFM Level 5 Diploma

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The Diploma is achieved as the third in a three step process- Starting with the achievement of the Award, secondly a top-up to Certificate, and finally the studying of the remaining units to achieve this prestigious qualification.

Programme schedule and format

Step 3- Topping-Up from the Certificate

If learners wish to do so, after completing the Certificate, they may take the additional study units to achieve the Diploma.

Study and Assignments

In the same format as studying for the Award, then the Certificate, learners will tackle the following units:

Unit 5.01, Facilities Management Development and Trends

This is a 6 credit unit requiring learners to undertake an analytical overview of the scope and context of facilities management, including the impact of change, development and innovation on facilities management practices.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how the scope and extent of the facilities management industry has changed
  • Understand the importance of innovation and change in delivering services within facilities management
  • Understand the changing facilities management roles and responsibilities across different organisations
  • Understand the impact of social and economic changes on facilities management
Once the submitted work is being marked by the Assessors, learners can proceed with the next study unit:

Unit 5.16, Property and Asset Management for Facilities Managers

This is a 6 credit unit requiring learners to devise and implement strategies for managing property portfolios, property costs and asset registers, influence building design and undertake property relocations in a facilities management context.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to implement a property portfolio strategy
  • Be able to manage property costs
  • Be able to manage property and related asset registers
  • Be able to evaluate how building design impacts on facilities management and property strategies
  • Be able to undertake property relocations

The next study unit can be commenced whilst learners are awaiting their assessment results:

Unit 5.04, Risk Management in Facilities Management

This is a 6 credit unit requiring learners to develop a risk management policy, establish risk criteria and improve and review the risk management process and strategy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to develop and disseminate a risk management policy and culture within an organisation
  • Be able to establish and review risk criteria for an organization
  • Be able to review and evaluate organisational activities and the potential risks that might emerge
  • Be able to manage and improve the risk management process in an organisation
  • Be able to review the effectiveness of actions being take to reduce risk and maintain business continuity

The last study unit can be commenced whilst learners are awaiting their assessment results:

Unit 5.05, Financial Management in Facilities Management

This is a 6 credit unit requiring learners to apply the principles of financial management and financial policies to facilities management. Also, to effectively manage budgets and cash flow and to prepare financial cases.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to understand the principles and practices of management accounting to facilities management
  • Be able to understand sound financial policies within area of responsibility
  • Be able to manage and review capital and revenue budgets in a facilities management context
  • Be able to manage cash flow
  • Be able to prepare financial cases

Once the submitted work is being marked by the Assessors, learners will have achieved the Diploma.

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