Facilities Management - IWFM Level 5
Delivered online with webinars, you can work full-time and study this IWFM Level 5 Diploma in Facilities Management. This qualification is designed for specialist facilities managers and those working at middle or senior management level who are responsible for specialised and complex functions. It is also suitable for those aspiring to work in such a role that currently work within the profession.
IWFM Level 5
Over 30 weeks, this IWFM level 5 Diploma qualification gives you a broad understanding of the FM profession and provides you with the skills needed to complete complex, non-routine tasks within workplace and facilities management.
Achievement of the IWFM Level 5 Diploma in FM reflects the ability of the Facilities Manager to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to address complex problems. This programme seeks to deliver to you an understanding of different perspectives, diverse approaches and an independent school of thought when proposing a course of action in the FM context. Live case studies delivered by senior industry practitioners give a real insight into the varied world of Facilities Management.
The delivery of this programme is by interactive webinar sessions and online learning allowing you the flexibility to study from a location convenient to you. Webinars are recorded allowing you the opportunity to catch up should you miss a session.
As an academic Institution we recognise, in Portobello Institute, every student has different needs. We allocate additional time at the end of each webinar for Q&A with the module lecturer. This interactive webinar, together with the one to one support available, gives a learning journey unique to your learning style and needs.
Upon completion of this programme, you will be able to;
· Learn how to manage major projects with capital spend.
· Understand how to address complex problems.
· Develop skills required to manage multi-site operations.
Why should I study this course?
An IWFM qualification, enables career progression and improves your earning potential within the industry. It is a nationally and internationally recognised qualification in the field of facilities management which enhances your credibility in the workplace. This qualification will provide you with knowledge and skills that are aligned to the Professional Standards.
Who will recognise my qualification?
Upon completion of this course, you will be awarded the IWFM Level 5 Diploma in Facilities Management. This is equivalent to a level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Qualifications Frameworks in Ireland and the UK
The Irish and UK qualifications authorities have collaborated on initiatives that promote the transparency, recognition and mobility of qualifications between our respective jurisdictions. The qualifications authorities in the UK and Ireland have agreed the qualifications frameworks in operation, Brexit will not impact this agreement. Further guidance on this framework is available here.
What will I study during this IWFM Level 5 Diploma – Starts October ’22 course?
The purpose of this course is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and competence to use as a facilities manager in a range off complex FM environments. During this course you will learn to complete critical evaluation of operational and strategic facilities management. You will learn how to develop and apply effective strategies for managing people in facilities management. You will develop understanding of the importance of risk management in facilities management as well as an understanding of financial management in facilities management. · Organisational and Facilities Management Strategy
The module enables you to analyse, implement, review and update the facilities management strategy based on an understanding of its relationship with organisational strategies and effectively communicate the facilities management strategy to a wide audience. Understanding approaches to developing a facilities management strategy, review, implementation and communication to various stakeholders are core elements of this module.
This module enables you 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 and to understand how the scope and extent of the facilities management industry has changed. · Managing People in FM
This module enables you to review, develop and implement human resource management strategies from recruitment through to exit, in compliance with employment legislation. Managing and monitoring staff performance in a facilities management context together with recruiting, retention and exiting staff are all covered during this module. · Property, Fabric & Building Service Maintenance
This unit enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of property and fabric management in a range of different scenarios and how to plan and manage building services for a number of loacations. · Managing Procurement and Contracts in FM
This module enables you to apply the principles of procurement, contracts and contract management in various facilities management scenarios and evaluate decisions made. It enables you to use and manage different types of contracts, develop specifications and terms and conditions for the procurement of goods and services and manage costs. · Risk Management in FM
This unit enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles, techniques and methodologies of risk management in a range of scenarios and the Facilities Manager’s role in business continuity planning and disaster recovery. · Development and Trends in FM
This module enables you 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 and to understand how the scope and extent of the facilities management industry has changed. · Financial Management in FM
This module enables a you to apply the principles of financial management and financial policies to facilities management.
Key responsibility of FMs working at a senior level include effectively managing budgets and cash flow, preparing financial cases and understanding sound financial policies. · Managing Health & Safety in Own Area of FM
This unit enables learners to develop and enhance knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace and the Facilities Manager’s role and responsibilities in monitoring and reviewing safety systems.
Personal Academic Tutor
Each student is assigned a personal academic tutor to support you throughout your learning journey. They are available to offer you telephone and email support at any time. You can arrange to meet them for further one to one guidance at a time convenient to you.
Many of our past graduates have found it is the opportunity to ask a simple question, seek direction and submit a draft of their assessment that supported them most to successful completion. Emailing your tutor at any stage during your programme to ask a query or submit a draft of your assessment supports you to achieve your personal best throughout your studies with Portobello.
This level of one to one support is a particular benefit to choosing Portobello as your Institute of choice to complete your studies.
This course has been specifically re-designed for delivery by online learning with live interactive webinar sessions. It is very suited to you if you have a busy work and home life and want to fit study around this. During the induction, you will be given your log-in details to the online portal, “ePortobello”. Here you will find course notes, reading lists, articles of interest and assessment guidelines. The content is structured in an easy to “find and follow” format. You will need basic computer skills such as searching the internet and typing a word document. The webinars are scheduled every 2nd week on the same evening to give structure to your learning journey and encourage you to continue to progress through the programme. The break between webinars allows you time to work on the assessment.
There is one to one tutor support available to you during your learning journey. You can upload your assessments and your support tutor will give you feedback on whether you are on the right track. Online learning allows you to study at your time with support available when you need it. Integrated throughout the programme are webinars, designed to give you the connection between theory and practice in facilities management.
This IWFM level 5 programme is available to study through webinars and online content. The content is available on “ePortobello” and is structured in an easy to follow “week by week” format.
The webinars are scheduled every 2nd week on the same evening to give structure to your learning journey and encourage you to continue to progress through the programme. The break between webinars allows you time to work on the assessment. It takes 32 weeks to complete the webinars with a further 6 weeks for submission of assignments at the end of the course. Webinars are recorded and should you miss a session, you can catch up with the recorded session at a later date. You will only be able to access Webinars of the group you are assigned to.
The programme commences with an induction webinar that gives you the details of what to expect throughout the course, how to access the information on ePortobello, how to contact your programme support team and an overview of the course and assessments you will complete during the 8 months of this programme. The induction session is held usually 3 – 5 days, prior to the start date of the course.
What is a Webinar?
A webinar, in the context of online learning, is a lecturer delivering a presentation or class online to a group of students. We use specifically designed e-learning software so you can participate in the class just as if you were present in the same room. You can ask a question of the lecturer at any stage during the class. The software is designed with “break-out rooms” where you can discuss a topic or complete a group exercise with a smaller group from your class. You will need a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone that has internet connection, an audio facility so you can hear and speak during the class and a camera so your lecturer and fellow class participants can see you. The webinar is a secure online environment and only those permitted entry by the lecturer can gain access to the “classroom”. Webinars are recorded during each session and should you miss a session, you can catch up with the recorded session at a later date. You will only be able to access Webinars of the group you are assigned to.
You can email your tutor at any stage during the module to ask a simple query or submit a draft of your assessment. Our programme management team are always available to offer you telephone and email support and if you need to, you can arrange to meet them for further one to one guidance.
Many of our past graduates have found it is the opportunity to ask a simple question, seek direction and submit a draft of their assessment that supported them most to successful completion. This level of one to one support is a particular benefit to choosing this mode of study. Portobello Institute has invested in a team of programme managers and tutors who are experienced sports therapy practitioners as well as qualified and knowledgeable educators. They are available to assist you at every stage of this programme.
Date Lecture Title Time
10th October 2022 Essential Assessment Tools New Cohort students Induction 6.30pm -8.30pm
20/10/2022 FM5.05 Financial Management in the FM context 6.30 – 9.30
27/10/2022 FM5.05 Financial Management in the FM context 6.30 – 9.30
17/11/2022 FM5.04 Risk Management in FM 6.30 – 9.30
24/11/2022 FM5.04 Risk Management in FM 6.30 – 9.30
19/01/2023 FM5.21 Managing procurement and contracts in FM 6.30 – 9.30
16/02/2023 FM5.02 Organisational and FM Strategy 6.30 – 9.30
23/02/2023 FM5.02 Organisational and FM Strategy 6.30 – 9.30
16/03/2023 FM5.01Facilities Management Development and Trends 6.30 – 9.30
23/03/2023 FM5.01Facilities Management Development and Trends 6.30 – 9.30
20/04/2023 FM5.16 Property and Asset Mgt – Workshop included 6.30 – 9.30
27/04/2023 FM5.16 Property and Asset Mgt – Workshop included 6.30 – 9.30
18/05/2023 FM5.07 Managing Health and Safety – Workshop included 6.30 – 9.30
25/05/2023 FM5.07 Managing Health and Safety – Workshop included 6.30 – 9.30
15/06/2023 FM5.03 Managing People in FM 6.30 – 9.30
22/06/2023 FM5.03 Managing People in FM 6.30 – 9.30
How will I be assessed?
Assignments are work-based, reflecting live business projects and activities. These are the core assessment techniques used for this qualification.
Gain advanced entry into year 3 of our BSc (Hons) in Facilities & Workplace Management
Holders of an IWFM level 5 diploma can gain advanced entry into year 3 of our BSc (Hons) Facilities & Workplace Management degree. This means after one year of further study