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The British Institute of Facilities Management ("BIFM") is the professional body for facilities management (FM) in the UK. Founded in 1993, the Institute represents and promotes the interest of members and the wider FM community. BIFM delivers a range of services and benefits, including information, qualifications, continuing professional development, training and networking for over 13,000 individual and corporate members. Our strategy is to increase participation and collaboration, promote professional standards, support career development and build an effective relationship with stakeholders including Government.

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.

Mandatory Units:

  • Introduction to facilities management
  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability in facilities management
  • Customer and stakeholder relations in facilities management
  • Specification and procurement of facilities supplies and services
  • Health and safety responsibilities in facilities management 

Optional  Units

  • Manage operational performance in facilities management
  • Project management within facilities management operations
  • Budget management of facilities management operations
  • Understanding facilities management within the context of an organisation
  • Understanding support services operations in an organisation
  • Space allocation in facilities management
  • Building maintenance in facilities management
  • Understand the estate management function for facilities managers
  • Contribute to disaster recovery and contingency planning
  • Understanding access management and inclusion


Assessment could include:

  • a requirement for the application of knowledge to a Facilities Management work-based scenario whenever possible
  • incorporation of a variety of multiple choice question paper, written, practical and oral testing of the Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirement:

BIFM does not state any formal entry requirements, but learners will normally be practising supervisory or first line management or will be progressing from a Level 2 Qualification in Facilities Management

Updated on 28 October, 2018

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