The first FM degree in the UK


Bolton University will be the first institute to deliver the Facilities Management apprenticeship degree (level 6). The UK based university won approval as an IWFM (The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management) recognised centre to deliver the IWFM Level 6 Extended Diploma as a dual award with the University’s BSc(Hons) in Facilities and Built Asset Management programme.

The course is due to start this Autumn and will help individuals develop an understanding of the practical disciplines, principles and theories to solve complex facilities management problems.

This degree is a first of its kind since the Level 6 Standard was introduced and it represents an important option to those who want to study FM at this level as part of an apprenticeship.

Key information about the course

When you think of buildings and construction, mortar and bricks probably spring to mind. Ultimately, the purpose of buildings and facilities is to serve the needs of the people and businesses that use them.

To do this well, facilities need to be expertly managed – that is where the mature students come in.

If you are seeking a career that combines leadership with forward-planning, problem-solving and global opportunities for career progression, then FM could be the career for you.

Check out more details about this amazing opportunity here: https://www.bolton.ac.uk/course/CSA018-F-UOB-SX/2019-20/2021-22

The benefits of an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships can provide many opportunities especially within the FM industry, the importance of apprenticeships is recognised yearly by awareness week helping show off the impact apprenticeships can have on communities and regional economies. They present a unique opportunity for both a student and employer.


The benefits of this FM qualification and career options

As a graduate, you will be well prepared to progress in your new career in the facilities and built asset management industry, as well as in the wider business, management and financial sectors.

This new degree aims to support the development of the next generation of facilities and asset managers, you could possibly fall into a variety of careers, but not limited to: –

  • Construction project management
  • Building analysis
  • Business administration
  • General management
  • Management consultancy
  • Estate agency
  • Financial management

At Project Start, our Senior FM Recruitment Consultant Chloe Villis works closely with both clients and candidates within the Facilities Management world. She has a few words to say about the first-ever FM apprenticeship degree…

To see the FM industry, evolve and develop to the point of offering a dedicated Degree Apprenticeship in Facilities Management is great, especially after the year of setbacks that we have all faced. Bolton University is the first to offer this opportunity, and it will be fantastic to see how much interest and attraction it gains in the Autumn when it goes live.

The FM industry is constantly growing and developing, so I am sure that the new opportunity to get more industry professionals through the ranks will be a great route for entry-level candidates, for a wide variety of clients across the UK moving forward.’

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