Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Maintenance Operations

Start date(s):
01 Aug 2020
2 years
Level 2
Credit Value:
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus, Work Based
Attendance Pattern:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Tuition fees paid by employer. Enquire for more information.


During this intermediate apprenticeship you will be working on a construction site or in domestic and commercial premises renewing the maintenance of, for example, wood products and plumbing, bricklaying, resurfacing masonry structures such as renders, site carpentry and joining tasks.
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You will work with your employer four days a week, to gain hands-on experience and to gather evidence for the NVQ 2 Diploma in Building Maintenance, Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations. This is a competence based qualification designed to meet the needs of your employer with multiple pathways within the qualification.


Core units:
  • Health & Safety
  • Communications, estimating, information
  • Building technology
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Developing customer relationships
  • Carrying out masonry repairs
  • Carrying out painting and decorating repairs
  • Carrying out plastering repairs
  • Carrying out plumbing repairs
  • Carrying out wood repairs
  • Carrying out tiling repairs.

Optional units:
  • Erecting and Dismantling Access/Working Platforms in the Workplace
  • Clearing the Site and Handing Over on Completion in the Workplace
  • Establishing Work Area Protection and Safety in the Workplace
  • Repairing, Replacing and Renewing Gates, Posts and Fencing in the Workplace
  • Maintaining Non-structural Carpentry Work in the Workplace
  • Maintaining non-structural or structural components in the workplace
  • Applying Paint Systems by Brush and Roller in the Workplace
  • Preparing Background Surfaces for Plastering, Tiling, Panelling or Painting/Decorating in the Workplace
  • Hanging Standard Paper Wallcoverings in the Workplace
  • Tiling Wall and Floor Structures in the Workplace
  • Preparing Background Surfaces for Plastering, Tiling, Panelling or Painting/Decorating in the Workplace
  • Removing and Renewing Floor Screeds in the Workplace
  • Preparing Background Surfaces for Plasterwork in the Workplace
  • Applying Finishing Plaster to Background Surfaces in the Workplace
  • Maintaining Slate and Tile Roofing in the Workplace
  • Repairing Roof Sheeting and Cladding Systems in the Workplace
  • Removing and Repairing Eaves and Verge Finishings in the Workplace
  • Repairing membrane roofing systems in the workplace
  • Repairing Basic Stonemasonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Repairing and Maintaining Masonry Structures in the Workplace.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Work Placement


*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

Teaching will be a combination of both classroom and workshop based, and is designed to cover a wide range of learning styles. You will be assessed using the following methods:
  • Oral questioning
  • Assignments
  • Written tests
  • Observation of your practical performance.

Assessment is through online multiple choice unit exams and practical based Synoptic tests designed to mirror work tasks found in industry.

You will receive support from your tutors and will have access to a Personal Learning Coach (PLC) if you feel you require additional support.

You could progress to specialise in a specific trade such as painting and decorating, carpentry and joinery, or bricklaying.

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Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

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Additional Costs

You will be required to purchase boots with excellent sole protection and steel toe cap. We have a trusted contractor who visits the College during enrolment week where you will be able to try on and purchase these. Current cost is approximately £10.50.

Additional costs may apply for enrichment activities, however, these will be optional.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited to attend an interview at the College.

Entry Criteria

There are no academic requirements for this programme, however, you will need to be employed in an appropriate.