Course overviewProperty Maintenance Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College
This 2-year apprenticeship is designed for those looking to progress their career in the construction industry as a Maintenance Assistant, Property Engineer, Facilities Assistant, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Technician, Caretaker, Janitor, Multi-skilled Technician or Premises Manager.
This apprenticeship is aimed at those working in a maintenance capacity within the following sectors:
- Social Care
- Commercial Properties
- Public & Private Sector Buildings
You need to find your own employer as part of your application for an apprenticeship; you can search apprenticeship vacancies on gov.uk.
Who is this course for?
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.
What you'll learn
A Property Maintenance Operative will use their knowledge and understanding of basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing and decorating to:
- Understand and demonstrate the importance of Health and Safety in the workplace
- Carry out repairs to the fabric of a building, for example repairs to walls, doors, doorframes, skirting boards or plaster damage to internal walls
- Demonstrate and implement energy, environment and sustainable practices
- 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
- Carry out repairs and reactive maintenance
- Take ownership of situations
Course entry requirements
To join this course, you must have at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English Language and Maths, or to have completed an alternative full Level 2 course with Level 1 Functional Skills. You must be employed or to have an offer of employment with an appropriate employer.
You must also have a strong commitment to working with your employer and College assessor and an excellent record of attendance at school or college.
You must also demonstrate a high degree of enthusiasm and a guarantee to succeed and prepare effectively for employment.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
This apprenticeship is delivered fully in the workplace supporting the development of the relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours for the standard. Where gaps are identified that can not be taught in the workplace, the apprentice can come in to college to join another apprentice group to learn those skills.
Future career and study opportunities
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.
As a City of Bristol College apprentice, you may incur additional costs on your apprenticeship. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery, and for some apprenticeships you may need to purchase specialist equipment.
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