Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Level 2

Ensuring that buildings are in a safe working condition.

This occupation is found in the construction and built environment sector, where properties across the housing, healthcare, social care, hospitality, education, commercial, leisure, retail, and private and public sectors, require maintenance to keep them in a safe working condition, and to optimise their quality or performance.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to conduct the general day-to-day maintenance required to keep a range of properties in a good state of repair. Property maintenance operatives conduct routine maintenance tasks, and minor planned and responsive repair works, using a broad range of fundamental trade skills including carpentry, joinery, plumbing, plastering, brick and block work, external works and associated finishing trades including tiling, painting, and decorating. Operatives use a wide variety of hand and power tools, materials, components, fixtures and fittings, ensuring work that is carried out is compliant with health and safety requirements, and meets building safety regulations and legislation. This requires them to know and understand the key principles of buildings and their construction, the range of building services that support a buildings operation, including electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment, the techniques, and processes to prevent damage. Operatives are also keenly aware of the limits of their own competence, and will respond appropriately to, and report faults and defects to, others as necessary. Increasingly, property maintenance operatives are required to support in the optimisation of building performance and minimisation of environmental impact; operatives now need to record and report building information digitally, and consider sustainability and environmental choices, such as the use, recycling, and disposal of materials and components, in order to achieve net-zero carbon emissions.

  • Typical Duration: 24 Months
  • Delivery: 1 Day Block Release & Workplace Assessments
  • Assessment Methods 

    The End Point Assessment will consist of:

    1. Practical Assessment with Questions
    2. Interview Underpinned by a Portfolio of Evidence
    3. Multiple Choice Test

Training Programme

During the apprenticeship, and with support from the employer and training provider, the learner will be required to demonstrate key responsibilities and behaviours which will include:

Understand who customers are. Know the organisation’s core values and how they link to the service culture. Understand the different needs and priorities of your customers and the best way to manage their expectations, recognising and knowing how to adapt style to be highly effective. Know the appropriate legislation and regulatory requirements that affect your business. Understand your role and responsibility within your organisation and the impact of your actions on others.