BSc (Hons)

Facilities Management (Top-Up)

Teaching & Learning

All the modules on this course are delivered via web-based distance learning. You will have access to our Virtual Learning Environment and will be directed towards relevant textbooks and external websites. The course tutor will also provide directed study guides. An important part of the course is the recognition and accreditation of learning from your own workplace.

Overall workload

Each module on our distance learning courses is individually designed to maximise your learning so study requirements will vary. As a guideline you will need to allocate around 10 hours per week to complete each module plus a further five hours for additional reading and assignments. These 10 hours of teaching and learning will be delivered using a range of interactive resources, this typically includes audio and video content, group discussions, reflective exercises, quizzes, online reading and much more. All these resources are delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment and can be accessed at a time and place that suits you.

Distance learning

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v64=3 or higher (recommended). Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

Complete technical requirements are detail in the full guide. Visit our distance learning website

What you'll learn

This module looks at the financial aspects of running a business, a practice, or a department. It deals with accounts, time value of money and net present values. The commercial management aspect includes focus on management styles and human resource management.
You will study what facilities management is in its broadest sense and the different components that make it. We also concentrate on management of buildings, plant and real estate - looking at the different types of maintenance available.
This module puts together all you have learned and relates it either to a major project at work, or a simulated project if necessary. An example of a project could be a major relocation, which would involve HR, estate management, space planning, contracts, budgets and project management.
We will focus on a project from your workplace, exploring what you have learned and how it has helped. We will also examine how what you have learned from your project has helped with your study.
Gain an understanding of the broad range of leadership and professional practice requirements for managers to provide efficient and effective facilities services within organisations.
This module looks at the financial aspects of running a business, a practice, or a department. It deals with accounts, time value of money and net present values. The commercial management aspect includes focus on management styles and human resource management.
You will study what facilities management is in its broadest sense and the different components that make it. We also concentrate on management of buildings, plant and real estate - looking at the different types of maintenance available.
This module puts together all you have learned and relates it either to a major project at work, or a simulated project if necessary. An example of a project could be a major relocation, which would involve HR, estate management, space planning, contracts, budgets and project management.
We will focus on a project from your workplace, exploring what you have learned and how it has helped. We will also examine how what you have learned from your project has helped with your study.
Gain an understanding of the broad range of leadership and professional practice requirements for managers to provide efficient and effective facilities services within organisations.