Facility Services is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process, and technology. Facilities management includes such diverse disciplines as: Health and safety, Fire safety, Security, Maintenance, Cleaning, Grounds maintenance, Caretakers, Property management, Business continuity, Space allocation, Change, and many more. Facility Services is divided into “soft” and “hard” services, where “soft” services would include cleaning, catering and security, and “hard” services would encompass maintenance and building work. Facility managers are also responsible for the management of property and estates, which would include environmental protection and energy management. There are nearly fifteen thousand facility management organisations in England alone, employing around 166,000 people, with that number being predicted to rise by 10% in the mid term. With almost a third of the workforce having qualifications below Level 2 – if at all – this apprenticeship offers the chance to enter an industry, develop the necessary skills and work your way up to Level 5, where you could be managing large contracts, perhaps even spread across several sites at once.

Duration

12 Months

Type

Framework

Delivery

Workplace Assessments

Qualifications

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or ‘competence’) qualification:

  • Certificate in Facilities Services
  • Certificate in Facilities Services (RQF)
  • Certificate in Facilities Services Practice
  • Certificate in Property, Caretaking and Facilities Services

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or ‘knowledge’) qualification:

  • BTEC Certificate in Facilities Services Principles
  • Certificate in Facilities Services Principles
  • Certificate in Facilities Services Principles (RQF)

Job Sectors

  • Assistant facilities manager
  • Facilities services operative
  • Caretaker
  • Facilities manager
  • Building services manager