Title ProFMcompetence2011: Harmonisation of competence standards in the professional and further education in the sector of facility management
Project Number DE/10/LLP-LdV/TOI/147323
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Within this project the (temporarily) altering competence standards in the sector Facility Management will be written down in the language of the project partner and checked regarding to the national formalities of professional education
Furthermore, there will be created instruments to a better cross approval of competences in this sector. This should be realized with competence reviews via credit points.
In the course of the general digitalisation there is an optimal use of the medium PC necessary. Therefore the project includes the implementation/use of a CAFM (Computer Aided Facility Management)-system as well.
The analyses in the context of Bologna-process show the European education policy with it’s basic deficits in the sector of facility management:
1. European curricula significantly differ in the sector of facility management.
2. A recognition of formally and informally acquired competences is difficult, if not impossible just because of the missing competence standards also over country borders.
3. Missing competence standards hinder geographical and professional mobility on the European labour market.
This project should contribute to the organization/validation of effective learning activities within the professionell facility management. The intention is to develop differentiated characterisation of competences regarding to a continuative education.
1. Description of FM core competences as a glossary in the national languages of all project partners
2. Identification of FM work and learning processes
3. Revision/evaluation of competence standards for the professional education and further training
4. Strategies for description of learning units within a European education framework
5. Strategies for the use and implementation of a CAFM (Computer Aided Facility Management)-System
6. Support for an external quality management in terms of an accreditation of European education phases
7. Support for the estimation/documentation of formall and informally acquired competences
8. Valorisation of the project results in the partner countries, in particular via communication of the project objectives to organisations working in the field of education and further training.
This project should contribute to the organization/validation of effective learning activities within the professionell facility management. The intention is to develop differentiated characterisation of competences regarding to a continuative education. The knowledge gained will be proved in mobility projects. The cooperation between the project partners from different countries should be intended to a increasing exchange of workers between the European countries in this area via harmonisation of competences in the professional and further education.
The expected project results should qualify workers, in particular in the following professions, as professional facility managers: surveyor, design/architectural draftsman, (construction) engineer, craftsman, caretaker, industrial management assistant, office management assistant, real estate manager and related professional fields. After this qualification the skilled personell could be assigned to management, administration and organization of all facilities in all types of business.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Utilization and distribution of results
Real Estate Activities
Other Service Activities
Administrative and Support Service Activities
description of new occupation profiles
The substantial results of this project include two manuals. The first one represents a guide for implementation of the harmonisation of competence standards in the professional and further education in the sector of facility management. The second manual refers to methodical aids to support the implementation.
The CAFM (Computer Aided Facility Management) system adapted to country-specific particularities will be a further result. Within this project the CAFM system will be adapted on the one hand to the linguistical conditions and on the other hand to the general particularities of the project partners.