Standard of the Week – Senior / Head of Facilities Management

22 February, 2024

The Level 6 Senior/Head of Facilities Management (Degree) apprenticeship standard has been approved for delivery since 27th March 2018.

FM (Facilities Management) practitioners work in the private, public or third sector and all sizes of organisation. Specific job roles at this level may include: Senior facilities manager; Head of facilities; Head of estates; Head of FM operations. This role is accountable for the delivery of a variety of integrated FM operational services (e.g. cleaning, catering) across multiple sites or a portfolio of property assets and FM services, nationally or regionally.

They are accountable for setting the FM strategy and budgets, overseeing the financial and operational performance of the FM function, managing client relationships, building the FM client base, business growth and developing the organisational capability of the FM workforce. They may be employed in-house by an FM company or this function might be outsourced and they may provide FM services in any industry sector.

There are currently 2 registered training providers  to offer this apprenticeship.

From 1st August 2023, the Department for Education has merged RoATP (Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers) and RoEPAO (Register of End Point Assessment Organisations) and is now called APAR (Apprenticeship Provider and Assessment Register).

You access information about applying to the APAR as an apprenticeship training provider.

You can access the Level 6 Senior/Head of Facilities Management (Degree) apprenticeship standard here.