College of Management and IT (CMIT)ILM Cert in Leadership & Management (Facilities Management)

ILM Cert in Leadership & Management (Facilities Management)

6 months
Online, Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Course Details
This ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management (Facilities Management option) course comprehensively covers a number of important leadership and management areas including Facilities management, Risk management in the organisation, Organisational culture and context, and the importance of Health and Safety management.

By choosing to study this ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management (Facilities Management option) online course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management (Managing Facilities option) Online Course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.
Who should complete this course?

  • Existing Facilities Managers: Ideal for professionals already working in facilities management, seeking to enhance their skills in managing facilities, risk, and health and safety. This role typically involves overseeing the physical environment of an organisation, ensuring functionality, comfort, safety, and efficiency.
  • Operations Managers: Suitable for operations managers involved in overseeing the day-to-day running of a company’s operations, including the management of facilities. Skills gained in this course can improve their ability to manage operational risks and organisational culture effectively.
  • Building and Property Managers: The course is beneficial for building and property managers, as it covers essential aspects of facilities management, including risk and health and safety management, which are integral to maintaining and improving property assets.
  • Individuals Seeking a Career in Facilities Management: This course is a valuable starting point for those aspiring to enter the field of facilities management, providing foundational knowledge and skills required in the sector.
  • Professionals in Operations or Facility Management: Suitable for anyone involved in operations or facility management within an organisation. The course’s focus on leadership and management within the context of facilities management can help enhance their strategic and operational capabilities​​.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

  • Level 4 (Ireland) certificate or equivalent qualification and/or relevant life and work experiences.
  • Candidates must be fluent in English with excellent written English Skills to achieve the assessment criteria. Queries on the standard required of this facilities management course can be directed to the college.
  • Learners are required to have access to an organisation in which they can review existing facilities management procedures and create a revised facilities management plan suggesting improvements.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their initiative.
  • Basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this facilities management course click here>

How CMIT eLearning Works…

Topics covered in this Facilities Management course
Unit 1:  Facilities Management

  • What is Facilities Management?
  • The scope of Facilities Management
  • The strategic and tactical roles of Facilities Management
  • Identification of service needs
  • Facilities Management SWOT
  • Facilities Management Plan
  • Service Delivery
  • Performance measurement in Facilities Management

Unit 2: Risk Management

  • Risk management in the organisation
  • Categories of risks
  • Legal aspects of risk management
  • Risk identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk controls
  • Monitoring and reviewing risks

Unit 3: Health and Safety

  • The importance of health and safety management
  • Primary legislation
  • Industry-specific legislation
  • Health and safety statements and policies
  • Health and safety reviews
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk control
  • Health and safety responsibilities
  • Communicating about health and safety
  • Monitoring health and safety in the workplace
  • SMART health and safety objectives

Unit 4: Understanding the Organisational Culture and Context

  • What is the organisation environment?
  • PESTEL case studies
  • Corporate culture
  • Organisational ethics


  • This Facilities Management course is assessed through a series of tutor-marked assignments.
  • Learners are required to have access to an organisation in which they can review existing facilities management procedures and create a revised facilities management plan suggesting improvements.
  • As part of our quality assurance, learner assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an External Verifier.

Transfer and Progression to Further Studies

  • Learners who successfully complete this programme may progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management with CMIT.

ILM Membership

  • All registered candidates automatically become studying members of the ILM for 6 months, free of charge, and can enjoy a range of member benefits.


  • CMIT is registered and approved with ILM to offer programmes leading to ILM qualifications.
  • UK: Following successful completion of this course, you will receive an ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management (Level 4 UK) from the Institute of Leadership and Management. This qualification is on the UK Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF).
  • Ireland: This qualification is comparable to an award at level 6 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). The basis for this comparison is detailed in the following guide: Qualifications can cross boundaries – a guide to comparing qualifications in the UK and Ireland.
  • Europe: This qualification is fully recognised as the equivalent of a Level 5 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

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