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BIFM Qualifications

Leeds Metropolitan University is an accredited BIFM centre offering a full range of BIFM Qualifications from Level 4 Award, through to Level 6 Diploma.

Benefits of studying qualification

The BIFM qualifications are designed to be flexible and meet your needs.

You can choose a level (4, 5 or 6) and depth (Award, Certificate or Diploma) to suit you and select optional units to match your development needs.

On successful completion you will gain a recognised, accredited qualification to support your career and build your earning potential.

All qualifications are delivered via web-based distance learning. This means you can:

  • Learn in your own time – fits around busy work and home commitments
  • Study at work, at home; anywhere you have internet access
  • If you move jobs or house you can take your course with you

Please click here to find out more about the scheme and to get a feel for our web-based courses. This is a taster page and you will need the username c4fm and the password c4fm to access the information.

Level 4 - Award, Certificate or Diploma

Who is it for?

BIFM Level 4 Qualifications in Facilities Management provide a broad understanding of facilities management for practising or aspiring operational Facilities Managers.

What is it about?

The qualification is the same level as the first year of a degree or HND.

You can choose a depth to suit you:

Level 4 Award

  • 12 Credits
    Approximately 49 hours study
    Level 4 Certificate
  • 24 Credits
    Approximately 98 hours study
    Level 4 Diploma
  • 48 Credits
    Approximately 196 hours study
    For more information about the qualification and range of topics available please visit the BIFM website.

Level 5 - Award, Certificate or Diploma

Who is it for?

The BIFM Level 5 Qualifications in Facilities Management have been designed for facilities managers at middle/senior management levels.

What is it about?

The qualification is the same level as the final year of an HND or Foundation Degree.

You can choose a depth to suit you:

Level 5 Award

  • 12 Credits
    Approximately 49 hours study
    Level 5 Certificate
  • 24 Credits
    Approximately 98 hours study
    Level 5 Diploma
  • 48 Credits
    Approximately 196 hours study
    For more information about the qualification and range of topics available please visit the BIFM website.

Level 6 - Award, Certificate or Diploma

Who is it for?

BIFM level 6 qualifications in facilities management are for senior, strategic facilities managers.

What is it about?

BIFM level 6 qualifications develop the strategic skills and knowledge for those facilities professionals working at or aspiring to senior positions. By achieving the qualifications, you will reflect the ability to refine and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to address complex problems. They will help ensure that you are able to take responsibility for planning and delivering plans that are able to underpin substantial change or development, as well as exercising broad autonomy and judgement (based on Ofqual level descriptor).

The qualification is the same level as the final year of a degree.

You can choose a depth to suit you:

Level 6 Award

  • 10 Credits
    Approximately 35 hours study
    Level 6 Certificate
  • 30 Credits
    Approximately 115 hours study
    Level 6 Diploma
  • 60 Credits
    Approximately 230 hours study

    For more information about the qualification and range of topics available please visit the BIFM website.

How to apply?

For more information about how to apply and fees please email Chris Garbett or Roy Whitaker.

Academic qualifications

Leeds Metropolitan also offers distance learning academic qualifications in Facilities Management:

  • Foundation Degree Facilities Management
  • BSc (Hons) Facilities Management (level 6 top-up)
  • MSc Facilities Management

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