Facilities Management

Portobello Institute

Facilities Management

The Postgraduate Certificate (PGC) in Facilities & Workplace Management sets out to develop the critical and practical skills which can be applied in the practice of facilities and operational management in a highly competitive global market place. Building upon the knowledge gained from undergraduate studies and/or experiential learning in the workplace, this postgraduate qualification is ideal if you are seeking an industry specific qualification, to enhance your existing qualifications, and add credibility to your knowledge and experience.

Who will recognise my qualification?
Upon completing this level 9 programme, you will hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Facilities and Workplace Management awarded by London Metropolitan University (London Met). This post graduate certificate is mapped to the National Framework of Qualifications and aligns as a level 9 qualification.

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

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 at https://www.qqi.ie/what-we-do/the-qualifications-system/national-framework-of-qualifications

Subjects taught

This postgraduate programme is designed to encourage critical thinking leading to a strategic rather than operational mindset. Practical industry insights and presentations ensure that students relate theory to real-life work scenarios.

Year 1
Project Management in Facilities Management
Strategic Management for the Workplace and Facilities Management
Fundamentals of ESG and Sustainability

Delivery Mode
What is Online with Webinar Learning?

Online with Webinar Learning is a form of blended learning. It re-structures the content introducing online learning together with interactive webinars and one to one tutor support. This mode of delivery includes contact tuition (by webinar) and web-based e-learning sessions. The e-learning platform is interactive including recorded sessions, webinars with weekly content and assigned tasks to themes and topics.

There are webinars held at regular intervals including the commencement of each module. Attendance is not mandatory but is encouraged for optimal learning. The webinars are designed to support students understand the requirements of the learning outcomes, the expectations of the assessment and meet their tutor for the module.

The Difference between Blended and Online with Webinars Delivery Modes

There are two blended learning delivery mode options to study courses in Portobello Institute.

Blended learning offers you the opportunity to study with lectures delivered on-site at the weekends.

Online with Webinars – you will not be required to attend on-site lectures if you are enrolled on a course with this delivery mode. All lectures are delivered online and are recorded so you can catch-up later.

What is a webinar?

A webinar, in the context of online learning, is a lecturer delivering a presentation or class online to a group of students. We use specifically designed e-learning software so you can participate in the class just as if you were present in the same room. You can ask a question of the lecturer at any stage during the class.

Interactive break-out rooms

The software is designed with “break-out rooms” where you can discuss a topic or complete a group exercise with a smaller group from your class. You will need a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone that has internet connection, an audio facility so you can hear and speak during the class and a camera so your lecturer and fellow class participants can see you.

Secure online learning environment

The webinar is a secure online environment and only those permitted entry by the lecturer can gain access to the “classroom”. Webinars are recorded during each session and should you miss a session, you can catch up with the recorded session at a later date. You will only be able to access Webinars of the group you are assigned to.

Entry requirements

There are entry criteria available to students with differing qualifications/experience levels and these are detailed below.

Students seeking to enter using previous educational qualifications must hold one of the following qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Facilities Management

BIFM/IWFM Level 6

Other Level 8 Degree holders with relevant experience in FM

Entry using Experiential Learning
Students may apply for entry to the MSc Facilities & Workplace Management using experience gained in the workplace in place of prior educational qualifications if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Applications are reviewed on a case by case basis with senior practical management knowledge a key criterion for entry via this route. Students will be advised of the best path of study for success, this may include an option of advanced entry on to the BSc (Hons) Facilities & Workplace Management

Our experienced course adviser team are available to support you with your programme choice. If you are unsure if this programme is right for you, please email your cv to brandon.mclean@portobelloinstitute.ie for further advice or call him on 01-8920035. We will support you to map your experience to date and any previous educational experience you may have to the FM programmes so that you can select the course best suited to your career ambition and educational experience.

Application dates

Entry is by direct application to Portobello Institute.

Duration

1 academic semester blended learning.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 7th October 2023

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PG Cert

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Blended

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