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Intermediate Apprenticeship in Property Maintenance

Property maintenance operatives ensure that buildings are kept in good condition by keeping electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment in working order. They undertake planned, preventative and reactive maintenance on buildings to maintain the appearance of the interior and exterior appropriately. Apprentices will also liaise with external contractor when necessary. Apprentices on this course will develop the skills and knowledge required to carry out these tasks.

When Flexible start datesDuration12-15 Months
Level2AttendanceFull time employment with day release time

Standard Title:

Property Maintenance Operative



The City & Guilds 9673 Level 2 pathway gives apprentices working in a property maintenance role basic all-round grounding in general building fabric, electrical, plumbing operations and health & Safety. The candidate will complete mandatory units and skill units covering such disciplines as:

  • Health & Safety,
  • Painting & Tiling
  • Plumbing Maintenance
  • Electrical Testing
  • Heating & Ventilation
  • Building Fabric Maintenance
  • Preventive / reactive Maintenance
  • Allocating Maintenance Resources

Apprentices will be visited approximately once a month in the workplace to carry out reviews and gather workplace evidence. It is a requirement that 20% of working hours per week is spent away from the working role to concentrate on any development activities set.



Apprentices need to complete a portfolio of evidence that shows their competence and behaviours, verified by a qualified assessor and graded pass or fail. Produce, a short research assignment on their industry and workplace, which is graded distinction, pass or fail.

On completion of the portfolio they will be then entered for the externally assessed End point assessment covering demonstration of practical/knowledge Skills in plumbing maintenance and repair; electrical testing and repairs; painting and tiling.


Functional Skills:

  • Maths and English functional skills at level 1 or 2 depending on previous qualifications.



No formal qualifications required, however maths and English at Level 4/Grade C or above would be beneficial. Acceptance is subject to initial assessments.

Job roles include: maintenance assistant; property engineer, facilities assistant, maintenance engineer, maintenance manager, maintenance technician, caretaker, janitor, multi-skilled technician and premises manager.

The apprenticeship will be delivered as a mixture of blended learning in both the workplace and college over a 12-month period via focused classroom sessions, practical workshops, production of work-based research tasks/reports and observation of performance. Including block weeks scheduled throughout the program

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Keighley College

Bradford Road, Keighley
West Yorkshire BD21 4HQ United Kingdom

Tel: 01535 685000
Student Absence Line: 01535 685109 / attendance@keighleycollege.ac.uk
Email: enquiries@keighleycollege.ac.uk

Exams Email: exams-KLY@leedscitycollege.ac.uk