Facilities Management Apprenticeship

12+ months

This Apprenticeship is designed for coordinators and contract managers in the facilities world. Not for ‘jacks of all trades’, this programme supports a range of operations including building maintenance, service delivery and site security.

What are Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships have been designed to provide opportunities for people to develop a mix of practical and technical skills that support roles in an area of work.

An Apprenticeship is a great way to earn and learn, and for employers to discover skilled and talented employees.

Example Job Roles as an Apprentice

  • Trainee/Assistant Facilities Manager
  • Team Leader

The way to do an Apprenticeship

Start in a full-time job or a minimum of 30 hours per week with an employer who will allow day release at College if required. The number of release hours will depend on the Apprenticeship programme


There are no set entry requirements for the programme, but we have to make sure that the Apprentice has the potential to achieve the different elements that make up the Apprenticeship qualification, and that they are working at the right level in their job role.

It is a requirement to complete an initial assessment in English and Maths, and this may lead to taking some additional diagnostic assessments.


A Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeshio takes 12 months to complete and an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship programme will normally take between 18 and 24 months to complete.

Apprenticeship Framework

There are a number of elements to each Apprenticeship and this is called the framework:

  • Competence based element (NVQ/QCF) Level 2 - Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Services
  • Knowledge based element Level 2 or  Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Services Management/Principles
  • Skills element (Functional Skills in Maths & English) Level 1 or 2
  • Employers Rights & Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills


A portfolio of evidence, which will contain detailed assessment reports from the assessor/tutor, and there may be external tests for the Knowledge/Competence based element and Skills element.

What can an apprentice do next?

  • Level 4 Certificate in Facilities Management Practice, or the British Institute of Facilities
  • Management (BIFM) qualifications level 4, 5, and 6
  • Into high level positions such as Senior Manager – managing multiple contracts with numerous staff
  • Into further and higher education, i.e. Foundation Degree in Facilities Management
  • Progression through membership of professional organisations.

For more information, please contact:

Email: apprenticeships@newcollege.ac.uk

Website: www.fastforward.newcollege.ac.uk

Tel No: (01793) 732883

Visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk (National Apprenticeship Service)

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