Course Title Buildings Maintenance Level 2 Apprenticeship
Level: 2
Code M32

Overview of the Course

This apprenticeship is ideal if you like combining skills within construction working on commercial and domestic buildings, installations, building work, general plumbing, general electrics, plastering, painting and decorating and general maintenance. This programme covers the fundamental skills and knowledge common to all Building Maintenance functions, including health and safety requirements and communicating information. It offers extensive choice and flexibility to allow you to demonstrate competence in one or more of a broad variety of Building Maintenance activities, using realistic and controlled environment training workshops. The Building Maintenance apprenticeship is made up of a range of elements. Mandatory units include: Deliver reliable customer service, Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace, Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace, Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace. Optional units include: Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms in the workplace, Maintaining non-structural or structural components in the workplace, Applying paint systems by brush and roller in the workplace, Tiling wall and floor space in the workplace, Preparing background surfaces for plasterwork in the workplace, Repairing basic stonemasonry structures in the workplace This course will involve 20% of your time to be dedicated to off the job training.

What are the entry requirements?

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on maths and English will take place prior to commencement of apprenticeship and will need to achieve at least Level 1 (GCSE D-E standard) in both assessments for Level 2. Students must be employed within the industry.


Achieving this qualification could help you progress on to a preferred route such as Level 3 Brickwork, Plastering, Plumbing, Carpentry.

Course Duration

18-24 months.

Apprentice Benefits

  • Earn while you learn
  • Learning skills that employers want
  • Excellent progression routes
  • Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  • Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of your apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level you will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications you have achieved, the results of an assessment prior to your apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship you are completing. If you have not already achieved Level 2 English and maths you must study for and take the tests for Level 2 English and maths, achieve level 1 English and maths for Level 2 Apprenticeship.


As well as the college attendance, your assessor will visit you on a regular basis and support you with developing your electronic portfolio which is used as evidence in order to complete your Apprenticeship as it brings everything together. You are assessed in the workplace by a qualified and trade-competent assessor who will help support you and your employer in achieving your qualification. Some elements are assessed by exam. At these meetings observations, question and answer sessions and reviews will take place.

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