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Property & Facilities Management (SCSI)

DT176

Programme Description

The aim of the Higher Certificate in Property & Facilities Management is to produce graduates who can meet the needs and challenges of the profession.  Graduates will meet the minimum educational requirement for NPSRA licencing and have the skills required to proactively influence and adapt to changes in the fast-paced environment of property & facility management.

Content

The programme presents a series of modules that cover areas specific to the property & facility management industry.  Modules include Property Law; Corporate Law; Professional Development; Project Management; Health & Safety; Building Services; Multi-Unit Development Management etc.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be working in the property or facilities management industry at the time of application, and for the duration of the programme.  Applicants will normally have achieved a minimum of 5 passes in the Irish Leaving Certificate examination, or equivalent, to include English & Mathematics; or have an equivalent award from a recognised awarding body; or hold a qualification from FETAC or other awarding body that is deemed to be at an equivalent or higher level. Applicants may be considered if they have a minimum of five years relevant industry experience and are at least 23 years.

Examinations / Assessments

Modules are assessed by end of term examination or by continual assessment.  Work based learning is a module on the programme whereby students are required to apply academic theories from the programme to their practical property and facilities management roles on an on-going basis throughout the year.  The integration of the academic theories with the professional work setting enables the student to gain a wider breadth of application for the academic theories and positions covered in classroom settings.

Progression

The option to progress to a BSc (Ord) Degree will be dependent on successful completion of the Higher Certificate and pending student numbers.   The degree programme will require another 1.5 years part-time study.

Learning Outcome

The course is designed to equip students with knowledge of all factors affecting the property and facility management profession.  Students will develop a keen understanding of the marketplace and a skillset that will enable them to influence and adapt to changes in the property market as they arise.  Graduates will also be able to ensure that the property and facilities management profession remains proactive to the fast-paced changing environment in which it operates.

The programme is designed to produce graduates with a high degree of professional competence, who are literate and numerate and have well developed analytical, critical, judgemental and communication skills.  The programme is designed as a part time programme which is based on sound academic principles along with experiential application which is achieved through participants’ work based knowledge.  All graduates will have developed a set of ethical standards in relation to their own behaviour and their professional contribution to their employment, their community and society in general.

Career Opportunities

The programme is designed for those working in the property and /or facility management profession.  Applications will be accepted from those typically involved in Facility Management; Property Management (Residential/Commercial/Retail); service providers to the industry; public sector employees involved in Hospital/OPW/Local Authorities/Social Housing etc.