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IWFM Level 5 Diploma In Facilities Management

(SCQF level 8)

Built Environment, Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study


Start Date

24th Sep 2021, 47 weeks


City Campus


£ 2693


Having skilled and professional managers who understand how to effectively and efficiently manage their buildings and services is a critical success factor for many businesses and organisations in the modern world. As a result, Facilities Management has become one of the fastest-growing professions in the UK. 

The Level 5 Diploma offers a specialist management qualification for individuals working at middle or senior management level within the field of facilities management.  Applicants are expected to hold a position where they are responsible for specialised and complex functions within their organisation.

You will attend workshops at the college every 4th Friday, complemented by blended learning between workshops.

This management-level qualification is both nationally and professionally recognised and offers flexibility to meet the needs of a diverse workforce. 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Any relevant Scottish Group Award at SCQF level 7; OR
  • An SVQ at SCQF level 7 in a relevant area; OR
  • Combinations of relevant and equivalent qualifications from other awarding bodies; OR
  • Relevant work experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.

What you study

There are 9 units on the Diploma including:-

  • Facilities Management Development and Trends.
  • Financial Management in Facilities Management.
  • Managing Information and Knowledge in Facilities Management.
  • Managing Negotiations in Facilities Management. 
  • Managing Relationships with Suppliers and Specialists in Facilities Management.
  • Organisational and Facilities Management Strategy.
  • Risk Management in Facilities Management.
  • Space Management for Facilities Management.
  • Managing People in Facilities Management.

After the course


You will have acquired a range of knowledge and skills relevant to a senior management role within the facilities management sector.  It is expected you will utilise this to assist in your career aspirations.

Continuing Study

Students may be able to progress on to qualifications at SCQF level 9.


How the course is taught

The course will be delivered over a 12 month period.. The course is delivered via a blended learning approach, which includes a combination of distance learning and intensive workshops and seminars.

Assessment methods

As a work-based qualification, the assessment will focus on reflection and experience in the workplace.  Assessments will be carried out through a range of methods including case studies, personal reflections, essays and reports.

You will be encouraged to utilise your own experience, using examples from your role within the facilities management sector.

Additional Information


You will be provided with a range of learning materials through the College’s learning portal, MyCity.  You will also have access to further materials through the City of Glasgow College Library’s physical and electronic resources.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    24th Sep 2021, 47 weeks
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 2693