OCS has gained accreditation as a BIFM Recognised Centre, enabling it to self-deliver BIFM qualifications. Using the BIFM delivery model, OCS can offer the BIFM Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in facilities management, directly to its staff through an online portal.
OCS is currently supporting around 140 employees through FM apprenticeship and management training. As a BIFM Recognised Centre, the company will be able to give enhanced support to learners to help them successfully meet the challenge of studying alongside work.
David Smith, Interim HR Director for OCS Group UK, commented: “Recognition as a BIFM centre is an accolade and a testament to the achievement of our OCS Learning and Development Team. We hope that this will widen the possibilities even further for our staff to gain qualifications, so raising their own professional standards and supporting BIFM’s commitment to developing excellence for the industry.”
Linda Hausmanis, Head of Professional Standards and Education for BIFM, commented: “We have worked closely with OCS for many years on its Learning and Development programmes and we are delighted to see them take this next step to become a BIFM Recognised Centre delivering the training internally to support their succession planning and talent management programmes.”
The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is the professional body for facilities management. Founded in 1993, we promote excellence in facilities management for the benefit of practitioners, the economy and society. Supporting and representing over 15,000 members around the world, both individual FM professionals and organisations, and thousands more through qualifications and training.