The Sector Skills Council for the places where we live and work
In 2010 the Government announced its commitment to grow Higher Apprenticeships with the launch of the £25m Higher Apprenticeship Fund. In December 2011, nineteen partnerships comprising employers and training providers were awarded £19m to support more than 19,000 degree level Apprenticeships.
Asset Skills working in partnership with FM employers, British Institute of Facilities Management, Sheffield Hallam University, Building Engineering Services Training (BEST), Leeds College of Building, The Manchester College, TLC, Westminster Kingsway College secured more than £1m to develop higher level apprenticeships in facilities management.
The £1,105,400 from the Higher Apprenticeship Fund will support apprenticeships up to degree equivalent in FM at levels 4, 5 and 6.
"The Higher Apprenticeship Fund will create new routes into higher levels of workplace learning in facilities management," says Chief Executive of Asset Skills, Sarah Bentley.
"The range of skills required by FMs is wide and hugely varied; new green technologies are likely to bring even greater need for new understanding and skills. This investment, which will create new routes into higher levels of workplace learning, is really positive news for the facilities management sector."
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