intermediate maintenance

An Apprenticeship in Maintenance Operations will be working in domestic and commercial premises, to given specifications, repairing or renewing wood products, plumbing, wall and floor tiling, decorating, bricklaying and plastering, depending upon the routes taken in the qualification. The apprentice will develop skills and gain valuable experience for a variety of routine plumbing related activities. Learners will work in a construction environment where their duties could encompass many areas of plumbing, such as installing sanitary ware.

Average Duration: The apprenticeship runs for 24 months

Course Information

The Intermediate Maintenance Operations Apprenticeship is made up of a framework which includes:

  • Maintenance Operations Diploma Level 2
  • Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Diploma NVQ Level 2
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 1
  • English Functional Skills Level 1
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities


Learners may progress on to Advanced Apprenticeships in specific industry related trade/crafts


The apprentice is expected to attend college to attain knowledge, training and complete online exams. In addition, they will also be trained by the employer, which is then assessed by college assessors and put together in an online portfolio.

Entry qualifications

Applicants will be assessed and interviewed to demonstrate that they are able to cover the range required by the relevant NVQ at work. In addition, the apprentices are expected to carry out initial assessments in English and Maths where they would be expected to ideally achieve Level 1 in both subject areas. If an apprentice has GCSE then they do not have to do functional skills as a part of the apprenticeship.

How to apply

You can apply through the college application. Once you have applied to the college, you will be invited for an interview at the college and also with the potential employer.

Unit Title

Mandatory Units on the Diploma - knowledge

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Carry out small-scale building repairs
  • Carry out small-scale painting and decorating repairs
  • Carry out small-scale plastering repairs
  • Carry out small-scale plumbing repairs
  • Carry out carpentry repairs

Mandatory Units on NVQ - Competency

  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

In addition to this you can choose units from pathways which Include

  • Carpentry and joinery
  • Painting and decorating
  • Plumbing
  • External drainage
  • Tiling
  • Plastering
  • Roofing
  • Trowel operations


One day a week at our Tottenham Centre or Enfield Centre and the rest of the time working closely with an employer.

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