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Duration

Duration
3 Years

Qualification

Qualification
Degree Level 8

Qualification

Awarding Body
LMU

Start Date

Start Date
September 2020

BSc (Hons) in Facilities & Workplace Management

We are working remotely and are available to support you with any queries you have - please email Brandon at brandon.mclean@portobelloinstitute.ie or call him on 01-8920035. Our academic delivery teams are all also working remotely and are supporting our students to continue with their studies through online learning or to get started for those just commencing their learning journey.  

Are you interested in advancing your career in facilities management with a BSc in Facilities and Workplace Management? This honours degree has been designed by Portobello Institute for flexible learning so you can study in your own time. Supported seminars are delivered over the weekend with one to one support available to you throughout your learning journey. Attendance at supported seminars is not mandatory.

We understand the educational needs of those working in the FM sector, the challenges of working long hours in a demanding role, whilst trying to balance home life. This degree and mode of learning is ideally suited to you and will support you to achieve the qualifications you need to progress your career. This BSc (Hons) in Facilities & Workplace Management and the follow-on programme of a Masters in Facilities & Workplace Management.are the only programmes and qualifications of their type available in Ireland.

Why should I study this degree?

Portobello Institute's BSc Hons in Facilities and Workplace Management gives you the opportunity to attain a level 8 honours degree through a flexible mode of delivery designed to fit learning around your busy working life. With the demand and opportunities for professionally qualified FM's at an all-time high, this degree draws on the range of disciplines from financial to risk management, leadership to project management, and operations management to innovation and business development. This industry specific BSc Honours degree is the only qualification of its type available to those seeking to gain a qualification and advance within this fast-paced sector.

What is Online Learning?

This BSc Hons in Facilities and Workplace Management has been specifically designed for delivery by online learning with webinars. It is very suited to you if you are working full-time with limited spare time, yet you want to achieve your degree qualification.  This course is delivered over 3 academic years, each 8 months in duration, with supported webinars held during scheduled weekends.

During the induction, you will be given your log-in details to the online portal,  "ePortobello". Here you will find course notes, reading lists, articles of interest and assessment guidelines. The content is structured in an easy to "find and follow"  format. You will need basic computer skills such as searching the internet and typing a word document.

There is one to one tutor support available to you during your learning journey. You can upload your assessments and your support tutor will give you feedback on whether you are on the right track. Online learning allows you to study at your time with support available  when you need it. Integrated throughout the programme are webinars, designed to give you the connection between theory and practice in facilities management.

What is a Webinar?

A webinar, in the context of online learning, is a lecturer delivering a presentation or class online to a group of students. We use specifically designed elearning software so you can participate in the class just as if you were present in the same room. You can ask a question of the lecturer at any stage during the class. The software is designed with "break-out rooms" where you can discuss a topic or complete a group exercise with a smaller group from your class. You will need a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone that has internet connection, an audio facility so you can hear and speak during the class and a camera so your lecturer and fellow class participants can see you. The webinar is a secure online environment and only those permitted entry by the lecturer can gain access to the "classroom". Webinars are recorded during each session 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.

What will I learn during this BSc (Hons) in Facilities and Workplace Management?

During this programme you will learn skills such as critically analysing and problem solving, the foundations for developing strategic decision-making skills. You will learn about the key theories, concepts and frameworks underpinning the study of Business Management in an FM context. Practical industry insights and presentations ensure that you can relate theory to real-life work scenarios. You will learn about the role that Facilities & Workplace Management has in the broader context of how modern organisations perform and the effects of the external environment on facilities management.

Who will I learn from?

The programme management and tutoring team on this Facilities and Workplace Management degree have been carefully selected on the basis of their qualifications and combined practical experience in Facilities Management and education. Their experience in both the sector and education affords our students the opportunity for guidance and assistance throughout their learning journey. Meet our Team by clicking here

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BSc (Hons) in Facilities & Workplace Management awarded at level 8 by London Metropolitan University (LMU). This is awarded at level 8 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. 

Students are registered as undergraduate students of London Metropolitan University and will receive a student card confirming their student status.

Entry Requirements

Entry is by direct application to Portobello Institute.

To recognise your previous qualifications and give you credit for the experiential learning you have as a result of your work to date, we have designed this degree with multiple entry points. Our experienced course adviser team are available to support you with your programme choice. If you are unsure if this programme is right for you or if you are unsure where you fit, please email your cv to brandon.mclean@portobelloinstitute.ie for further advice or call him on 01-8920035. We can support you identify the correct entry point for you.

Entry to First Year

If you are seeking to enter the first year of this degree, you must meet one of the following criteria.

  • BIFM Level 3
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Experiential Learning in FM or related field
  • Senior trade certificate

Advanced Entry to Second Year

You may apply for advanced entry to the second year of the BSc (Hons) in Facilities & Workplace Management if you meet one of the following criteria.

  • Relevant other 3rd level qualification eg: IWFM Level 4 Diploma
  • Senior Trade Cert with significant experience and three senior endorsements – requires entry assessment via application process

Advanced Entry to Third Year

You may apply for advanced entry to the final year of the BSc (Hons) in Facilities & Workplace Management if you meet one of the following criteria.

  • Relevant other Level 7 degree
  • Level 5 or 6 graduates from IWFM  Diploma

Application Process

Step 1 - Complete the online booking form.

Step 2 - Applicants will be contacted for confirmation/evidence of meeting the entry criteria and year of entry will be confirmed.

Step 3  - Confirmation of a place will be given to applicants immediately meeting the criteria.

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Applicants who do not meet the criteria, maybe required to attend the IWFM level 3 certificate with an offer of a place on the programme issued following completion of this certificate. This programme is available through Portobello Institute.

 

Please note places on this course are only confirmed once tuition fees have been received. Early Application is advised.

This is an online learning course with webinars delivered over 3 academic years,

Year 1 - 26/09/20 - 08/05/20, Assessments - 24/05/21 - 29/05/21

There is a break during the summer months.

Follow-on years of this programme will run to similar schedule.

Each module commences with a webinar that is designed to support you to complete the module. Attendance at webinars is not mandatory and delivered with the purpose of introducing you to your module tutor, setting out the learning outcomes, content, the assessment strategy and expectations for skills/knowledge development.

 

Course Aims

During this honours degree programme, you will develop subject-specific knowledge in the modules detailed below. We will support you to develop skills such as critically analysing and problem solving - the foundations for developing strategic decision-making skills. Practical industry insights and presentations ensure that you can relate theory to real-life work scenarios.

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for the BSc (Hons)in Facilities & Workplace Management are as follows:

  • To develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the key theories, concepts and frameworks underpinning the study of Business Management in an FM context.
  • To evaluate the role that Facilities & Workplace Management has in the broader context of how the modern organisation performs.
  • To appraise how technological developments shape energy management practices in modern facilities.
  • To evaluate how the external environment affects facilities management and its workplace.

Module Content

Year 1
Fundamentals of Management

Decision making in Facilities Management

Understanding Workplace and Facilities Management

Workplace Operations and Facilities Management

Year 2

Business Research Methods

Leadership and Change in the Workplace

Workplace Risk Management

Property and Asset Management in Facilities Management

Managing People for Facilities Management

Budgeting for Facilities Management

Year 3

Strategic Management for the Workplace and Facilities Management

Workplace and Facilities Management Research Assignment

Project Management in Facilities Management

Workplace and Facilities Management Support Services Operations

Corporate and social responsibility and Energy Management for Facilities Managers

Financial Management

Procurement and Contracts Management for the Workplace and Facilities Management

The titles of these modules are subject to change

Course price €4,995 per year

LMU Assessment fee €435 per year

Easy Payment Plan

The following plan is available to students who wish to spread out payment for this programme.

€2,116 deposit payable upon booking.

6 payments of €529 payable on 10th of the month commencing the month after the start date - total cost - €5,290 including €295 administration fee.

Assessment fees are not included in the above payment plan and are due on or before the start date.

Please note that International students are not eligible for payment plans.

Designing a learning journey that is unique to each student is part of the ethos of the academic philosophy of Portobello Institute. Each module is led by an experienced educator with many years FM experience. Their role is to support you to grasp the concepts of FM by giving you insight into their experience in the sector and supporting you to complete the assignments for each module. You will also be assigned a Personal Academic Support Tutor who will support your learning journey - reviewing draft assignments, giving you feedback and generally being available to answer any queries you may have.

 

We are working remotely and are available to support you with any queries you have - please email Brandon at brandon.mclean@portobelloinstitute.ie or call him on 01-8920035. 

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Course Code Location & Info Price
FMBS-B-DS-SP-20 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

26/09/20 - 22/05/21 - Semester 1 & 2
This is a blended learning course with seminars held on a Saturday, 10am - 4pm
€4995 Book Now
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