About the framework
This framework specifies the standards and the criteria for the delivery of level 3 apprenticeship training to achieve qualified status within the facilities management sector.
If you successfully complete the apprenticeship you'll gain a level 3 qualification and recognition as a qualified person within the industry.
Achievement of a level 3 apprenticeship in facilities management will be assessed by verification through the appropriate awarding body.
You must complete both a competence-based and knowledge-based qualification, along with the mandatory essential skills qualifications.
Mandatory essential skills
To successfully complete the apprenticeship, you must achieve the following essential skills qualifications as part of the apprenticeship or already hold a recognised equivalent:
- application of number – level 2
- communication – level 2
Any qualifications you already have are assessed against the framework requirements and may result in an exemption from the above.
If you haven’t got a level 2 ICT qualification, your training contractor is strongly encouraged to offer ICT Essential Skills level 2 as well as the essential skills above.
Competency and knowledge qualifications
You must complete both a competency-based and a knowledge-based qualification, chosen from the lists below.
- WAMITAB Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management Practice 600/0031/4
- IQ Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management Practice 600/6533/3
- IWFM Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management Practice 600/7751/7
- iCQ Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management Practice 601/7534/5
- WAMITAB Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management 601/1722/9
- IQ Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Facilities Management 600/8163/6
- IWFM Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management 600/7750/5
- iCQ Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management 601/7901/6
- City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management 600/5685/X
Eligibility and entry to the programme
You must be a new employee, or an existing employee taking on a new role to take part in the programme.
Employers may apply their own criteria at the recruitment stage.
Entry to the level 3 apprenticeship is by progression from the apprenticeshipsni level 2 framework in facilities services.
You may also enter the level 3 apprenticeship, subject to assessment by the training contractor and employer, if you've:
- already gained significant work experience in your occupational area, which could be considered as meeting the requirements of the level 2 facilities services framework and can show you can achieve a level 3 standard
- previously achieved a relevant level 2 recognised vocational qualification that is a mandatory requirement of the Level 2 apprenticeshipsni facilities services framework
See also the DfE operational requirements.
Apprenticeship duration can vary and will be agreed between the apprentice, training contractor and employer.
You must complete a suitable employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) workbook for this framework. Framework certification is issued on confirmation from training suppliers that the ERR has been completed.
It's the training contractor/ college's responsibility to make sure all components of this framework are delivered in line with apprenticeshipsni operational requirements.
The apprentice must be employed from day one.
The content of this framework (Framework No 405 Issue 04: 09/20) has been agreed by the Department for the Economy.
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