Course details

This BIFM Level 4 Certificate qualification is the most appropriate level for learners to gain a rounded knowledge in essential Facilities Management competences and those seeking to consolidate their skills and knowledge to gain sustainable employment in the Facilities Management sector.

It is particularly appropriate to both middle managers and service personnel who have been working in the Forces Quartermaster roles.


There are no formal entry requirements, but learners will normally have been working or had experience in the field of facilities management.

Validity of Award

This qualification does not expire.

Length of Course

A maximum of 2 years for completion of this BIFM qualification. Learners must complete all learning and assessment, and have their final achievement verified by BIFM within the two-year registration period. To enable timely completion of the qualification, the final unit assignment must be submitted to PIP for marking no less than two calendar months before the expiry date. If the final unit is submitted late, and the registration expires before the final unit is verified by BIFM, the learner will be required to pay an additional fee.

Course Information

Candidates will complete two mandatory units and a specified number of optional units to make a minimum of 24 credits. The unit titles are:

  • FM4.01 - Overview of facilities management (6 credits) 
  • FM4.04 - Understanding facilities management support services operations (6 credits) 
  • FM4.05 - Managing health and safety in own area of facilities management (6 credits) 
  • FM4.13 - Developing relationships with suppliers and specialists in facilities management (3 credits) 
  • FM4.19 - Understanding sustainability and environmental issues and the impact of facilities management (3 credits) 


All of our BIFM facilities management courses are structured to offer distance, blended and tutor-led instruction and facilitation. Assessment tasks are both practical and work-based and measured against clear learning outcomes.

Updated on 08 November, 2018

About PIP Services Ltd.

PIP’s core business is as a training provider and was first established in 2005.  In 2008 the first PIP Professional Training and Services Academy was opened by Councillor Reverend Emmanuel Obafohan, the Mayor of Barking and Dagenham.


Since then PIP has rapidly progressed, building partnerships and alliances with social enterprises, businesses and local authorities, to become one of the premier national training providers. We provide a unique training experience to all our learners, not only through our training service, but also through our high quality after-care, support, and administration service.

We are an accredited NEBOSH, IOSH, BIFM, CITB, CIEH, RSPH, & HABC training centre. Our trainers are all professionally qualified, with a wide range of experience, built up from working within a variety of sectors.

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