Construction Maintenance and Operations Level 2 Diploma Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

Starting in September and running for one year.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements

You will achieve

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Maintenance Operations

Course overview

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).

Course content

You will be assessed and undertake mandatory and optional units from the following trade areas;

  • Maintenance Carpentry and Joinery
  • Maintenance Painting and Decorating
  • Maintenance Plumbing
  • Maintenance External Drainage
  • Maintenance Tiling
  • Maintenance Roofing
  • Maintenance Plastering
  • Maintenance Trowel Operations

Throughout the study programme your work will be assessed for a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. Achieving this Diploma means that you have reached the standards expected by the industry.

Work boots, gloves and eye protection will need to be purchased prior to starting your course, financial assistance may be available.

Construction Centre
Honeywell Lane
S75 1BP

This qualification prepares you for work in the construction industry, with a specific focus on maintenance operations. Upon completion you can apply to CSCS, or other industry card schemes, to gain a skills card that will enable you to work on site in your chosen trade. If you wish to progress to become a supervisor working on site, you may wish to study any of the following  qualifications:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)
  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (Construction)

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths)

This can be added to your study programme

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Construction Maintenance and Operations Level 2 Diploma Full-time

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