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Facilities Management Level 5 - Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship, GCS Training
Level 5
Jubilee Court
24 months
Telephone: 01792 284400 (Jubilee Court)


Facilities Management is suitable for a wide-range of learners, from new employees who are looking to gain an understanding of facilities management and the sector, to experienced staff seeking a deeper knowledge of the profession to progress to management or senior roles.

The Level 5 apprenticeship is for middle or senior management employees, or those looking to prove their competency and develop to this level of management. 

The apprenticeships can be used to recruit or upskill existing staff. 

Key information

To be eligible for apprenticeship funding, the apprentice must be employed for more than 16 hours per week and based in Wales.

Learners will be allocated a dedicated tutor/assessor, who will work closely with both the learners and employer to ensure the level and units selected are suitable for the individual’s role and organisational priorities. The tutor/assessor will meet the learners every 4-6 weeks to assess progress and set objectives for the net period.

The delivery of the apprenticeship is flexible, and can be tailored to suit the needs of the learner and employer, including face-to-face and virtual delivery, or a blended approach.

Mandatory units

  • FM development and trends
  • Managing people in FM
  • Organisational and FM strategy 
  • Financial management in FM
  • Risk management in FM
  • Reflective FM practice

Optional units

The allocated tutor/assessor will discuss the optional units available with the learner and employer, and will determine the suitable units depending on the organisational priorities and learner development needs.

To successfully complete the apprenticeship, learners will undertake a variety of assessments. The assessments set will be work-based tasks allowing the learner to apply the skills, knowledge and behaviours developed directly to their role. 

Under the apprenticeship framework, learners will also be expected to complete:

  • Essential Skills Application of Number
  • Essential Skills Communication
  • Essential Skills Digital Literacy