Course Description

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



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 over the weekend with one to one support available to you throughout your learning journey. Attendance at supported seminars is not mandatory.

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.

Why should I study this degree?

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

What is Blended Learning?

This BSc Hons in Facilities and Workplace Management has been specifically designed for delivery by blended learning. It is very suited to you if you are working full-time with limited spare time, yet you want to achieve your degree qualification.  This course is delivered over 3 academic years, each 8 months in duration, with supported seminars held during scheduled weekends. The content for this programme is accessed through the online learning platform, Moodle. Everything required to complete this course is contained on this easy to navigate and use platform. Part of the first workshop is a tutorial on how to use the online platform and find information needed.

What will I learn during this BSc (Hons) in Facilities and Workplace Management?

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.

Who will I learn from?

The programme management and tutoring team on this Facilities and Workplace Management degree have been carefully selected on the basis of their qualifications and combined practical experience in Facilities Management and education. Their experience in both the sector and education affords our students the opportunity for guidance and assistance throughout their learning journey. Meet our Team by clicking here

BSc (Hons) in Facilities & Workplace Management awarded at level 8 by London Metropolitan University (LMU). This is awarded at 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.

Students are registered as undergraduate students of London Metropolitan University and will receive a student card confirming their student status.

Course Aims

During this honours degree programme, you will develop subject-specific knowledge in the modules detailed below. We will support you to develop skills such as critically analysing and problem solving – the foundations for developing strategic decision-making skills. Practical industry insights and presentations ensure that you can relate theory to real-life work scenarios.

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for the BSc (Hons)in Facilities & Workplace Management are as follows:

  • To develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the key theories, concepts and frameworks underpinning the study of Business Management in an FM context.
  • To evaluate the role that Facilities & Workplace Management has in the broader context of how the modern organisation performs.
  • To appraise how technological developments shape energy management practices in modern facilities.
  • To evaluate how the external environment affects facilities management and its workplace.

Module Content

Year 1
Fundamentals of Management

Decision making in Facilities Management

Understanding Workplace and Facilities Management

Workplace Operations and Facilities Management

Year 2

Business Research Methods

Leadership and Change in the Workplace

Workplace Risk Management

Property and Asset Management in Facilities Management

Managing People for Facilities Management

Budgeting for Facilities Management

Year 3

Strategic Management for the Workplace and Facilities Management

Workplace and Facilities Management Research Assignment

Project Management in Facilities Management

Workplace and Facilities Management Support Services Operations

Corporate and social responsibility and Energy Management for Facilities Managers

Financial Management

Procurement and Contracts Management for the Workplace and Facilities Management

The titles of these modules are subject to change

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 Date6th February 2021
Course End Date31st August 2021
Course Duration3 Years
Course TimeThis is a blended learning course with seminars held on a Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Course Fee€4,995 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 info@portobelloinstitute.ie 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 0035
Course CodeFMMS-B-DS
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43 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1, Dublin City North, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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