Apprenticeships in Property Maintenance Operations

Intermediate Property Maintenance Operative (Level 2)

Where to begin……………………
If you want to be an apprentice in Property Maintenance Operations and don’t yet have an employer, contact our apprenticeship recruitment team; 01228 822798 or email Deborah Macleod at

If you already have an employer, or are an employer, contact our apprentice recruitment team; 01228 822708 or email Oli Matthews at

Intermediate (Level 2)

As an Apprentice in Property Maintenance Operations with Carlisle College, you will be trained with the knowledge to optimise a property’s condition, ensuring that the building is a safe working environment. Property Maintenance Operatives need to maintain a high level of quality, providing the best satisfaction for their customers, clients, guests and team. They will understand the construction of buildings, including electrical installations and plumbing, as well as safety systems and plant equipment. They will provide the first and immediate response to fault finding, whilst maximizing cost effectiveness. They will seek to prevent any major damage that could result in the need for extensive repairs and minimize the need for reactive intervention.

Apprentices in Property Maintenance Operations must comply with organisational safety policies and procedures, by identifying hazards and reducing them. You will carry out repairs to the fabric of a building, such as walls, doors, doorframes, skirting boards, or plaster damage to internal walls. You must understand and maintain plumbing and drainage systems, like repairing leaking taps and WCs, water testing for hygiene and unblocking drains. Further to this, you will also understand and maintain electrical distribution and provide the safe repair of electrical installations to legal requirements, replacing damaged sockets, plugs, lighting and fuses. You shall also be able to demonstrate and implement energy, environment and sustainable practices.

This programme has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence, so that you can work effectively and progress onto further learning in the following sectors: Housing, Healthcare, Hospitality, Education, Commercial Property, Leisure, Retail and Public or Private Sector Buildings.

Please note, Apprenticeships can also be used to upskill existing staff moving into a new or more complex role.

Reference: A0014SC
Duration: 12-18 Months
Course Dates: Ongoing
Type: Part Time (Day Release)
Tutor: Greg Ibbotson

Course Content

Intermediate – Level 2 Apprenticeship
  • City & Guilds QCF Level 2 Diploma in Property Maintenance (9673-11)
  • Level 1 Transferable (Functional) Skills in English and Mathematics
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • End Point Assessment

Method of Study

Practical and theory on a part-time day release basis.

Apprentices on this course will learn through a variety of methods, including: Practical Experience, Lectures, Projects, Workshop Exercises and more, all designed to equip them with the skills required to achieve in the Construction Industry.

Method of Assessment

Apprentices will also be assessed in the Workplace and required to keep a portfolio of evidence as a record of all the work completed towards their Competence Qualification. A designated Assessor will guide them through a variety of Assessment Methods, such as Practical Assignments and Observations; however, these will also include Modules that have been agreed by the Employer and the Assessor, to best fit the Organisation.

Entry Requirements

  • An aptitude for practical, physical work and an eye for detail
  • A courteous and enthusiastic attitude
  • A dedicated, cautious and considerate character
  • GCSE Maths and English at GCSE grade C (or a willingness to work towards)

Initial assessment – Entry to an apprenticeship scheme involves a skills learning exercise. This exercise is not a barrier to entry. Initial assessments are used to tailor programmes to meet individual needs, whilst recognising prior qualifications and experience.

What Can I Do Next?

Be employed as a Property Maintenance Engineer, Estates Manager, Multi-Skilled Technician, Facilities Assistant and/or study for additional Construction Apprenticeships, ILM Leadership & Management, or IOSH.

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