Office space managers or building regulators with no formal qualifications could soon benefit from a new masters programme.
The Facilities Management Association (FMA) has developed the distance-learning facilities management course with Sheffield Hallam University in a bid to upskill those who have not had a chance to gain leadership qualifications.
The programme, offered by the university’s Sheffield Business School, lasts three years and is being offered to FMA members at a significant discount.
FMA chief executive Chris Hoar said: “This move represents our ongoing dedication to up-skilling the industry. The path of this qualification has never been taken before and has been designed for a number of experienced FM professionals in our industry that do not have any formal qualifications to compete with those gained by new graduates.
“It bridges the existing gap in education for the sector and highlights employer dedication towards staff. We were keen to partner with Sheffield Hallam to deliver this programme of study, as it is renowned for its work through the Centre for Facilities Management Development.”
Copyright Press Association 2014