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Available Courses

This is our list of current and upcoming courses, both free and premium.

Life Cycle Costing

Course Description

This course gives you an introduction to lifecycle costing including the key terms and concepts you need to know.

It shows you how to develop costing for the three main stages in the lifecycle of an asset, including replace vs repair, product/solution options or cost savings initiatives. Techniques for estimating and for inflating current costs over the life of an asset are explained, enabling you to develop the necessary cash flows.

With a the cash flows established, the course shows how to calculate the present value of all future cashflows and then calculate NPV and IRR. You will learn the formulas to do it manually and how to do it easily using excel spreadsheets and built-in formulas. A sample spreadsheet is provided for download.

Finally, it shows you how to assess the results and how to do variance analysis.

Course Goal

Enable you to do lifecycle costing to provide key financial information for decision making and for your business cases so you can gain approval for your initiatives and projects.

This course will provide you with an understand of what lifecycle costing is, how to do it easily and how to use the results so that you can gain credibility within your organization for financial acumen and strategic decision making.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn what life cycle costing is.
  • Discover the key things you use life cycle costing for.
  • Understand how to gather and establish the life cycle costs.
  • Find out how to use an Excel spreadsheet to do life cycle costing calculations
  • Gain insight into the analysis necessary for decision making.

Course format

The course is split into lessons and topics so you can proceed at your own pace and even in different order. For instance if you want to review the practical excel simulation first before going back and learning the theory.

The course includes the following techniques to present information and help you learn.:

  • Text
  • Short Videos
  • Software Simulation (using Excel)
  • Interactions
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Final test to confirm your knowledge
  • Certificate of Achievement

Introduction to Facility Management

Course Description

This course is about the fundamental function of Facility Management. It provides background and some history as well as the main responsibilities within the profession.

It also discusses titles and roles so you understand terms and titles used within the profession and will understand what it means to be a Property Manager, Asset Manager, Estate Manager and many other functions. This is because the profession is very diverse depending on whether you are a tenant, landlord or owner-occupier.

The course also explores the differences between in-house and outsourced services along with the knowledge and skills you need. The various career paths and how Facility Managers gain education in this field are also discussed.

Course Goal

Give you an understanding of the Facility Management profession and industry so you can recognize the differences in the roles, responsibilities and titles along with the different types of facility types and company types involved in facility management as well as the skills and knowledge needed to perform within the profession.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about all the responsibilities within Facility Management and why it is an important profession.
  • Understand the differences in titles and roles between organizations and countries.
  • Know the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in the industry.
  • Find out what is changing in the industry.

Course format

The course is split into lessons and topics so you can proceed at your own pace and even in different order.

The course includes the following techniques to present information and help you learn:

  • Text for you to read
  • Interactive elements
  • Whiteboard video with audio
  • Graphics