Property Maintenance Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

Apprencticeships can start at any time. This apprenticeship will take 12 months to complete.

Entry requirements
  • Have GCSEs in maths and English language grade A* to E (or 3-9). We will provide individual advice and guidance for applicants who do not meet these entry requirements.
  • You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice. Please see our Apprenticeship vacancies.
You will achieve

Property Maintenance Operative Level 2 apprenticeship standard

Last updated: 16th July 2019

Course overview


The primary role of a Property Maintenance Operative is to optimise property condition and quality and to ensure the building is kept in a safe working condition. Property Maintenance Operatives need to maintain a high level of quality, providing maximum satisfaction to customers, clients, guests and team. They will understand the mechanism of buildings including electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment. They will provide first and immediate response to fault finding, whilst maximising quality and ensuring cost effectiveness. They will ensure prevention of major damage that could result in extensive costs and minimise reactive intervention.

This qualification has been specifically developed for learning in the workplace. It has been designed to build your knowledge and understanding of basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing and decorating to provide a qualification for the following job roles:

  • Maintenance Assistant
  • Property Engineer
  • Facilities Assistant
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Caretaker
  • Janitor
  • Multi-Skilled Technician
  • Premises Management

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Course content

You will need to demonstrate competance in the following areas;

•Understand and demonstrate the importance of Health and Safety in the workplace
•Comply with organisational safety, policies and procedures and identify hazards and reduce them
•Consider safety compliance with a diverse sector of client groups
•Understand and demonstrate the importance of working safely at height
•Carry out repairs to the fabric of a building, for example repairs to walls, doors, doorframes, skirting boards or plaster damage to internal walls
•Understand and maintain plumbing and drainage systems, for example repairs to WC systems, leaking taps or water testing and unblocking drains
•Maintain high levels of water hygiene within a building
•Understand and maintain electrical distribution, safe repair of electrical installation to legal requirements, for example replacing damaged sockets, plugs, lighting and fuses.
•Understand and maintain plant, safety systems and equipment
•Demonstrate and implement energy, environment and sustainable practices
•Understand and maintain grounds and external fabrication of a building, such as drainage and guttering
•Understand and demonstrate the safe use of hand tools, for example screwdrivers, power drills, pliers, paper strippers and a variety other tools used in plumbing and carpentry
•Demonstrate and understand the importance of the control of resources and stock
•Understand and demonstrate the principles of Planned Preventative Maintenance
•Understand how to prepare for refurbishment or deep clean of equipment and surfaces
•Carry out repairs and reactive maintenance
•Understand the importance of customer service
•Record and report information accurately either internally or externally


How will I be assessed?

  •  E-portfolio and workplace observation
  • Research assignmet
  • End of assessment test (multiple choice)


What equipment will I need?

All equipment will be provided.

Where will I study?

You will study within the workplace and may have to attend classes at Barnsley College, The Cube, Honeywell Lane, Barnsley, S75 1BP.

What can I do next?

Completing this apprenticeship programme with its transferable skills will enable progression into roles such as a Technical Specialist e.g. Electrical or Plumbing and Supervisory and Management roles e.g. Facilities Management, across a wide range of sectors

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Apprenticeship Team

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email:



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Additional Learning Support

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

English and Maths

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.

Property Maintenance Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship