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12 November 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

The BIFM has opened up an online study option for Level 2 and 3 FM qualifications. 

The Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications now offered this way from the BIFM are open to study directly with the Institute through an online learning and assessment platform, BIFM Direct.

The Federation set an objective with the Cabinet Office to allow fair access to the FM profession and believes this next step in opening up further qualifications to individual learners, helps remove potential barriers to studying.

Initially launched to organisations that were active in its development, the platform which can be accessed from any device at any time, includes access to monthly webinars, videos, tutorials and to BIFM assessors to support the learner throughout their qualification.

Level 2 is aimed at those new to FM, or as an entry pathway for those who want a career in FM. Level 3 is aimed at first line managers and supervisors in FM. (Almost 6,000 individuals had registered to undertake a BIFM qualification in FM by the beginning of this month.)

“The online study for the Level 2 and 3 qualifications had been developed with employers to embed in their L&D programmes, so it was a natural transition to open up this new method of learning directly to individual FM professionals,” explained Linda Hausmanis, Director of Education, BIFM. “The platform provides real flexibility to learners with the support of BIFM behind them. It also gives more options to international FM professionals who are increasingly looking to BIFM as a benchmark of excellence. Through BIFM Direct we are opening up a new way for them to gain a formal recognised qualification, learning in a way without time-zone constraints.”



At the time of the announcement on 5 November, almost 6,000 individuals had registered to undertake a BIFM qualification in facilities management.

For more information on online services, visit the website:

Picture:    BIFM Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications can now be studied directly with the Institute through online learning.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 12 November 2015


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