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Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Level 2 Standard

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2024

  • Venue
    Easton College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2024, Apprenticeship


A Property Maintenance Operative optimises property condition and quality 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 members. On this apprenticeship, apprentices will gain a variety of trade skills and knowledge in order to become versatile and multi- skilled operatives.

Course content includes:

  • Understanding the mechanism of buildings including electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment.
  • Providing a first and immediate response to fault- finding.
  • Maximising quality and work in a cost-effective way.
  • Preventing major damage that could cause costs and minimise intervention to the property.

You will complete the Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Standard.

  • This apprenticeship will involve college attendance and off the job training.
  • You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
  • You need to have an employer to support your apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
  • The typical length of this apprenticeship is 27 months.
  • The next intake will be in September 2024 and the course is delivered at our Easton site.

Contact our Apprenticeships Team for more information. If you already have an employer for your apprenticeship, or would like more information on how to find an apprenticeship, please click Apply Now.

If you are an employer who is looking to recruit an apprentice or already have someone you would like to enrol onto the apprenticeship course, please contact our Apprenticeships Team on 01603 773365 or email to discuss the next steps.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Grade 2/E in Maths and English (Language or Literature) or Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English
    In order to enrol onto an apprenticeship, you need to be employed in a relevant job role and undertake a range of tasks which would enable you to complete the qualification.

Learning Outcomes

For the full apprenticeship, candidates will complete:

  • Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship Standard
  • If not previously achieved, Level 1- 2 in English and Maths (if not exempt)


Training and assessments are delivered in the workplace and in college. Apprentices will be required to attend college-based sessions as part of their training, whilst also completing off-the-job training in the workplace. You will also complete assessments and observations in the workplace.

At the end of the apprenticeship you will complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) which will consist of:

  • 90- minute multiple- choice knowledge test
  • 10- hour practical assessment with questioning
  • 1- hour interview with an independent assessor, underpinned by the portfolio of evidence


The apprentice will be recognised by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) providing Associate Membership for the apprentice whilst studying. BIFM have confirmed resources and learning materials will be available for the apprentice to support them throughout their learning journey.

This apprentice may also support further progression onto other apprenticeships so that candidates can specialise in a trade, including:

  • Level 3 Installation and Maintenance Electrician or Level 3 Domestic Electrician
  • Level 3 Domestic Plumbing and Heating Technician
  • Further Carpentry and Joinery apprenticeships

Career Progression

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


Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, and the size of the company.
For employers with less than 50 employees who do not pay the apprenticeship levy and who take on an apprentice who is aged between 16-21 at the start of their apprenticeship, there will be no direct cost and the full training costs will be covered by Government funding. If the apprentice is aged 22+ the government partially subsides the training costs and the employer will need to pay 5% of the costs. In the case of this course, the fee would be £700.
For an employer with more than 50 employees a 5% charge will be implemented regardless of the age of the apprentice which in this case would be £700.
A levy paying company will pay the full cost of the apprenticeship from their levy account which in this case would be £14,000.
Please note that course fees are to be paid by the employer and apprentices must not be asked to make a financial contribution toward their training.
To discuss apprenticeship course fees in more detail or for more information on recruiting an apprentice, please contact 01603 773365 or

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