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.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 7.
SVQ in Facilities Management at SCQF Level 7
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:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as budget management and risk assessment.
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 industry. There are a few job examples below:
Business development manager
Facilities management coordinator
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.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
The Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.