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. This BIFM level 4 programme seeks to equip learners to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to deal with the issues that arise every day in the FM world.

Who is this programme for?

The BIFM level 4 qualification is aimed at those working at an operational management level. This programme is also suitable to those aspiring to this role and seeking to stretch and develop themselves along this path. BIFM Level 4 carries credits towards a BIFM Level 5 qualification
(See BIFM Level 5).

Aims of the Programme

The learning outcomes for this programme include:

  • Understanding facilities management within the context of an organisation
  • Developing capability to manage health and safety issues with own area of FM
  • Identifying areas of risk and developing understanding of core elements of risk management
  • Understanding financial management in context of FM
  • Developing core skills of people management

Assessment Criteria

Practical assessment tasks that are work-based, reflecting live business projects and activities are the core assessment techniques used for this qualification.

Entry Requirements

There is no set entry requirement, however, a background in FM or relevant fields is preferable.


Course Structure

The BIFM level 4 programme is available to study through part-time tuition. It is delivered over 10 evenings and 12 x 1 day sessions. There is an induction Workshop, held on an evening prior to the start of the programme.  The programme runs all year, with a break in the month of December, and classes are scaled back to generally 1 full day session during the months of July and August.

To discuss course structure further please contact Lynda O'Neill on T: 01 8920031 E: or Mairead Roche on T: 01 8920032 E:

Diploma Course Content

  •  Overview of Facilities Management
  •  Managing Health & Safety in Own Area of FM
  •  Understanding Risk Management in FM
  •  Understanding Financial Management in FM
  •  Understanding FM Support Services Operations
  •  Understanding FM Strategy
  •  Understanding People Management for FM’s
  •  Understanding Property & Asset Management in FM
  •  Understanding Procurement and Contract Management in FM


BIFM Level 4 Diploma in Facilities Management.


Students can progress their studies in FM or complement their qualifications with energy and waste management qualifications.
All of these programmes are available through the CME.

  • BIFM Level 5 in Facilities Management
  • CME Level 1-2 Certificate in Energy Management
  • CME Level 1-2 Certificate in Waste Management



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