Course Description

BSc (Hons) In Facilities and Workplace Management (Blended Learning)

Designed for blended learning, you can work full-time whilst studying this BSc in Facilities and Workplace Management. This BSc (Hons) in Facilities & Workplace Management draws on the range of disciplines from financial to risk management, leadership to project management, and operation management to innovation and business development. This programme is aimed at those, working in the facilities or workplace management sector or working in support services/trades to the FM sector, seeking to develop their skills and knowledge to degree level to advance their career.

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 by webinar, over the weekend, with one to one support available to you throughout your learning journey. Attendance at supported seminars is not mandatory however active participation is recommended to support optimum personal learning and academic outcomes.

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. There is an easy payment plan designed to make this degree affordable for you. These factors, together with the one to one tutorial support, offer you a course that is accessible, affordable and achievable.

Why should I study this course?

Portobello Institute’s BSc Hons in Facilities and Workplace Management blended learning course 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.

Who will recognise my qualification?

Upon completing this degree, you will hold a BSc (Hons) in Facilities and Workplace Management awarded by London Metropolitan University (LMU). This is an honours degree and is equivalent to a 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. Further guidance on this framework is available here.

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.

This is an online learning course with webinars delivered over three academic years. There are supported seminars held at weekends with an exact schedule available here.

In first year, you will complete four core modules which will introduce you to the programme of study and provide you with essential skills that will aid your study for the course of your degree.

In second year, you will complete a total of six modules, two yearlong core modules which run for the duration of both semesters, alongside two additional modules each semester.

In third year, you will complete seven modules, one core yearlong module that runs for the duration of both semesters, as well as an additional three module each semester. The modules include your research assignment which will take place in the first semester.

Training ProviderPortobello Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course CategoryManagement & Leadership Development
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationHonours Bachelor Degree
Awarding Body DetailsBSc (Hons) in Facilities & Workplace Management
Course Start Date1st October 2022
Course End Date31st May 2022
Course Duration3 Years
Course TimeThis is a blended learning course with seminars held on a Saturday, 10am - 4pm. Lecture take place live via webinar although they are also recorded, and you may wish to watch them back, though live attendance is highly recommended. These will not take up every Saturday, though on average it would be one Saturday every 2-3 weeks.
Course Fee€5,430 per year
Entry RequirementsEntry 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. If you are unsure where you fit, please contact us on 01-8920020 or by email and we can support you identify the correct entry point for you. You may apply for advanced entry to the second year of the BSc (Hons) in Facilities & Workplace Management if you meet special criteria including work experience in the field of facilities management. See our website for more information on this.
Phone01 892 0000
Course CodeFMBS-B-DS
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43 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1, Dublin City North, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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