This is a work-based learning qualification that enables you to work as a maintenance operative in the construction industry. As a maintenance operative, you will carry out general repairs and maintenance to brickwork, paint, plaster, woodwork and other elements of existing buildings. You will perform tasks associated with a wide variety of different trades, rather than specialising in just one area. This qualification is ideal for individuals working as maintenance operatives in domestic and commercial premises, to given specifications, repairing or renewing wood products, plumbing, wall and floor tiling, decorating, bricklaying and plastering, depending upon the units taken in the qualification. It covers a range of skills including carpentry and joinery; painting and decorating; plumbing; drainage; wall and floor tiling; plastering; roofing or trowel occupations such as bricklaying or stonemasonry, allowing individuals to work as multi skilled operatives upon completion of the qualification. It allows learners to progress into employment as a maintenance operative or it provides opportunities for them to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) in other areas such as bricklaying, plastering, carpentry and joinery, wall and floor tiling and painting and decorating (there is not an advanced apprenticeship in maintenance operations).