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The BIFM level 6 qualifications are aimed at facilities managers employed at a senior strategic level with responsibility for the strategic review and development of FM service provision. It is also suited to holders of BIFM 5 aspiring to these roles.

Aims of the Programme

The learning outcomes for these programmes are designed to:

  • Enable strategic review and development of facilities management service
  • Understand complexities of corporate governance and risk
  • Develop strategy to drive innovation and change
  • Identify corporate responsibility and develop strategic plan for sustainability
  • Construct property and procurement strategy
  • Understand financial performance

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

A BIFM level 5 Diploma, an equivalent qualification or a minimum 5 years experience at senior level is advised.
Taking responsibility for and delivering strategic plans that are able to underpin substantial change or development are the everyday focus of senior Facilities Managers. The BIFM level 6 qualifications seek to develop further the strategic skills and knowledge for those facilities professionals working at or aspiring to senior level. Achieving a BIFM level 6 qualification provides the holder with substantial recognition of their ability to think and act strategically together with relevant experience, this qualification opens the door to senior level positions within the FM sector.

Class Sizes

We are committed to ensuring you gain the most, academically and personally, during your study time with Portobello.  To facilitate this, we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 14 students on part-time programmes. With these uniquely small classes, we create the environment for you get to know everyone in your group, you can then feel comfortable and confident to ask questions and our tutors have the time to attend to the needs of each and every student. Many of our students tell us of the lifelong friendships they have made during their study time with Portobello.

Course Structure

This programme is available to study through part-time tuition.

Diploma Course Content

  • Strategic FM
  • Strategic FM Support Services Operations
  • Strategic Leadership and Management in FM
  • Property Management and Maintenance Strategy for FM
  • Facilities Management Governance and Risk
  • Quality Management and Customer Service in FM
  • Financial Management in FM
  • Introducing and Leading Change in an Organisation and Managing the Impact on FM
  • Procurement Strategy for Facilities Management


BIFM Level 6 Diploma in Facilities Management.


I have worked in the area of Property and Facilities Management for over 30 years but have no formal qualification in the area. A colleague who recently joined our organisation told me that he had just completed the BIFM Level 6 qualification with CME and was full of praise for the college, the tutors and the support and backup he received. I contacted Mairéad in CME - she outlined the options open to me and allayed any fears I had in relation to going back into education. I was given a full induction by tutor support which again allayed any fears and doubts I might have had about pursuing the Level 6 qualification. The course content and delivery by my tutors Tony, Henry and Damien is excellent and they are only an email away if I need assistance or clarification on any matter. They also provide excellent reference material and additional reading for each assignment. Mairéad as head of the college constantly seeks feedback from the students and is an excellent mentor and motivator. She takes our concerns on board and seeks to give all students the best chance possible of achieving a recognised professional qualification in Facilities Management. I would have no hesitation in recommending CME to any aspiring FM professional - Billy Wallace (BIFM Level 6)


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

  • CME Level 1-2 Certificate in Energy Management
  • CME Level 1-2 Certificate in Waste Management



Name: Facilities Management BIFM Level 6

Cost: 6995 Euro

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Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 26/03/18 - 27/04/19
  • Sat & Sun 9am - 4pm (13 weekends)
  • This programme is studied by Block Release over 13 weekends. 

Additional Course Costs

Please read Course Payment Information for full details as to when you will make these additional course payments.

  • BIFM assessment fee: £410