The  Building Futures Group is the Sector Skills Council for facilities management, housing, property, planning, cleaning and parking.

The Facilities Management (FM) sector covers the management of services which support the core activities of an organisation. FM is often referred to as 'hard' and 'soft'. Hard FM consists of building services engineering and maintenance, while soft FM services are cleaning, security, basic maintenance of the building and grounds, reception and customer care.

The Building Futures Group has developed two Modern Apprenticeships to support the sector in Scotland.

Framework Details

Note: the technical expertise relating to Building Services Engineering and Maintenance would be covered by the Apprenticeships developed by Summit Skills (Electrical Installation; Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration; Plumbing)

More information about the industry can be found on The Building Futures Group website.

Update from MAG meeting June 2015

The mandatory pathway in the framework at SCQF Level 7 was removed due to challenges around availability and delivery; this was approved by MAG.