A Funded Built Environment Services Apprenticeship Standard for Property Maintenance Operative
Property Maintenance Operatives ensure that buildings are kept in good condition by ensuring that electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment are kept in working order. They will also undertake preventative and reactive maintenance on buildings to ensure that the appearance of the interior and exterior is maintained appropriately.
The employee must meet a minimum level of English and Maths skills in order to undertake this course.
To be eligible – you must:
- Be aged 16 years or older
- Have been resident in the UK/EU for at least three years prior to commencing their apprenticeship
- Be employed in England and have a Contract of Employment
- Work for at least 30 hours per week
- Not currently enrolled onto any other apprenticeship, or another DfE funded FE/HE programme
The apprenticeship is made up of the following components:
- Level 2 Diploma in Property Maintenance
- Functional Skills English and Maths (Level 1)
- Functional Skills English and Maths (Level 2)
- Must be attempted before completion of the apprenticeship although this does not have to be achieved to complete the apprenticeship.
- Health and safety in property maintenance
- Apply customer service in property maintenance
- Carrying out painting and tiling tasks
- Plan and carry out preventative property maintenance
- Carry out plumbing maintenance and repairs
- Carry out electrical testing and repairs
- Understand and maintain heating ventilation and air conditioning plant
- Internal and external building fabric maintenance
- Control of property maintenance related resources and equipment
- Working with external contractors
Training is arranged to suit your business needs:
The Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship includes a 20% off-the-job training requirement. Training takes on average 12 months to complete, however this can be shorter dependent upon whether the employee has any recognition of prior learning (RPL) or unit/credit exemptions. We will discuss this with your staff at enrolment.
Regular evaluation sessions with managers and trainers will allow apprentices to practice end assessment activities such as practical observations, Q&A sessions and a series of professional discussions. To prepare for a final end point assessment apprentices will be asked to complete a number of activities in-between visits to build confidence and competence in the knowledge, skills and behaviours areas.
End Point Assessment
Apprentices access End Point Assessment following a Gateway discussion with their employer and trainer where entry requirements are discussed, checked and recorded including functional skills at the required level and completion of one research assignment. The End Point Assessment will include the following types of assessment:
- Knowledge Assessment
- Practical Assessment