Level 2 Apprenticeship

Property Maintenance Operative

Ensuring that buildings are in a safe working condition.

OverviewOverview of the role

The broad purpose of the occupation is to conduct the general day-to-day maintenance required to keep a range of properties in a good state of repair. Property maintenance operatives conduct routine maintenance tasks, and minor planned and responsive repair works, using a broad range of fundamental trade skills including carpentry, joinery, plumbing, plastering, brick and block work, external works and associated finishing trades including tiling, painting, and decorating. Operatives use a wide variety of hand and power tools, materials, components, fixtures and fittings, ensuring work that is carried out is compliant with health and safety requirements, and meets building safety regulations and legislation.

DetailsDetails of the Standard

An apprenticeship standard is the nationally recognised training programme mapped for a specific role. Each standard is developed by industry-leading employers and apprenticeship experts. The Property Maintenance Standard consists of training and other activities where knowledge, skills and behaviours are acquired, allowing the apprentice to learn, develop and apply practical skills with their new competencies.


Typical duration: 24 months, plus up to 3 months to complete the End-Point-Assessment.

Entry RequirementsEntry Requirements

Employers will set their own entry requirements in order to start on this apprenticeship, but often include GCSE Grade C/4 in English and maths.

English and MathsEnglish and maths

To complete the apprenticeship the employee must pass Level 1 English and maths, (or have the appropriate exemption certificate) and work towards and attempt Level 2 before undertaking their End-Point-Assessment.

DeliveryCurriculum, delivery and readiness for End-Point-Assessment

The content delivery will be agreed between the apprentice, employer and training provider and is based upon prior knowledge and qualifications. This agreement forms the individualised Training Plan, detailing how the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the apprenticeship Standard will be met.

As a gateway requirement, apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

AssessmentSummary of End-Point-Assessment

The assessment consists of three parts and will be completed within a three-month period after gateway. The three components consist of a knowledge test, an interview that is underpinned by a portfolio of evidence and finally, and a skills test.


Progression from this apprenticeship is typically onto a specific Level 2 trade qualification such as Bricklaying, Plastering or Carpentry.