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Consultation launched for Level 4 FM Apprenticeship

11 January 2017

Interested parties within the FM sector have until 19 January to respond to a consultation on the new FM Manager (Level 4) Apprenticeship Standard.

Aimed principally at FM employers and suppliers, the BIFM initiative invites feedback on the draft standard.

The new FM apprenticeships are being developed by a Trailblazer group of employers, higher education institutions and BIFM.

Approval for the standards and assessment plan for the FM Supervisor (Level 3) Apprenticeship were approved by the Department for Education last year and will be published later this year.

The apprenticeships have been designed to reflect the institute's professional standards and competencies required by those working at FM management level.

Extolling the value to both employers and employees provided by apprenticeships, BIFM acting chief executive Linda Hausmanis said the qualifications could equip apprentices "with the knowledge and skills to forge a successful career".

Apprenticeships are also "highly effective" for staff development, she continued, creating a "skilled and motivated workforce".

"As such, we are keen that the proposed Standard has the widest possible support and it is therefore crucial we consult with employers and other interested parties to gather feedback so that the new FM Manager (Level 4) Apprenticeship can not only be successfully applied across the sector, but ensures that the FMs of the future have the desired knowledge, skills and behaviours required by the industry," said Ms Hausmanis.

The proposed FM Manager (Level 4) Apprenticeship Standard can be downloaded at

The online consultation can be completed here

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