Portobello InstituteIWFM Level 4 Certificate in Facilities Management

IWFM Level 4 Certificate in Facilities Management

€ 2495
5 Months
Job Skills and CPD
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Delivered online with webinars, you can work full-time and study this IWFM Level 4 Certificate in Facilities Management. This qualification is ideal for professionals working at an operational management level, responsible for managing day-to-day operations either in-house or outsourced. It is also suitable for those aspiring to work in such a role that currently work within the FM profession.

Resolving non-routine problems that are complex is the everyday role of the FM manager. To be successful, the FM manager needs a broad understanding of facilities management. Over 20 weeks, this IWFM Level 4 Certificate in Facilities Management programme seeks to equip you with the skills and competencies to identify and understand the issues that arise every day in the FM world.

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;

Understand facilities management as a broad function
Understand how to address complex, non-routine problems
Develop skills required to effectively manage a team
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.

Here are some reasons to choose to study with Portobello:

Accelerated programme completing your professional body qualification in five months.
Career focused qualifications – our courses lead to awards that offer you the opportunity of industry focused qualifications.
This qualification offers you the opportunity for advanced entry to facilities management degree programme.
Realistic entry requirements – our entry requirements are reflective of the academic ability needed to successfully complete this course. These are clearly stated and remain static regardless of demand for places.
Individualised support – we fit your learning model with support available when you need it throughout your learning journey.
SMART assessments – we use a range of assessments for each module designed to support a broad range of learning styles, giving you the opportunity to excel.
Industry expert tutors – our tutors are all industry practitioners connecting research and theory with industry practice throughout their lectures.
Condensed scheduling – we value your time by ensuring your timetable is optimised for delivery.
Affordable payment options – all our courses offer you the option to choose an easy payment plan supporting you to spread the cost out over your learning journey.
Who will recognise my qualification?
Upon completion of this course, you will be awarded the IWFM Level 4 Certificate in Facilities Management. This is equivalent to an award at level 6 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.


Overview of Facilities Management
Managing Health & Safety in Own Area of FM
Risk Management in FM
FM Strategy
Implementing Sustainability in the Workplace


Course Structure
This IWFM level 4 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 once per month 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 5 months to complete the webinars with a further 6 weeks available 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.

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