Facilities management involves a mix of risk assessment, organisation and building maintenance. Learn how to manage properties and make them environmentally sustainable. Use the latest technology to help create a comfortable working atmosphere. Discover how to reduce business disruption and develop new management strategies.   

The apprenticeship is ideal for anyone who wants to progress in the facilities management industry. Become a facility manager in a hospital and contribute to the wellbeing of patients. Work as a stadium maintenance manager and create new ways to entertain visitors during big events. The apprenticeship is designed to give you the leadership skills that can help you thrive in a management role.   

What's the qualification?

You will gain a qualification in facilities management at SCQF level 7. The qualification includes:  

  • core units of aSVQ in facilities management at SCQF level 7 
  • a range of work experience in a dynamic industry

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:   

  • Establish and monitor the facilities required by the client 
  • Ensure health and safety requirements are met in your area of responsibility 
  • Support equality, diversity and individual rights in the workplace 
  • Manage facility management projects 
  • Create contingency plans for unforeseen disasters 
  • Manage a budget 
  • Manage and monitor the efficient use of energy  


You will develop the following core skills:   

  • Teamwork  
  • Time management  
  • Problem-solving  
  • Communication 
  • Numeracy  

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as budget management and risk assessment. 

Where could it take me?

This Modern Apprenticeship gives a variety of options. Carry on your studies with a relevant facilities management degree or go into full-time work.   

Further education: Continue to improve your skills by studying for a bachelor’s degree in facilities management.  Your experience will support your university application.  

Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a job in the facilities management industryThere are a few job examples below:  

  • Facilities manager   
  • Maintenance manager   
  • Estates manager  
  • Business development manager   
  • Facilities management coordinator 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship. But it is useful to have completed a relevant qualification such as an apprenticeship in facilities services at SCQF level  4 


The Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12-24 months to complete.   

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