Construction - Building Maintenance Level 2
Level 2
Qualifications Level 2 Building Maintenance
Duration 24 months
Start date Flexible
Attendance In the workplace Some with college attendance for one day per week (term time only) subject to functional skills.
Progression Apprenticeship or employment

A career in buildings maintenance offers your employee an interesting and varied range of job opportunities with the chance to progress to project management or supervisory positions. If your staff enjoy working practically and have an interest in maintaining and improving internal and external structures, this apprenticeship is the ideal way to upskill your workforce.

Business benefits

  • Increase productivity. Apprentices will be equipped with skills and knowledge directly relevant to your organisation, helping to improve your productivity.
  • Increase profitability. Skilled and motivated apprentices can improve your company’s efficiency and profitability as they increase their expertise in their role.
  • Gain competitive advantage. You gain advantage overyour competitors through planned development of your workforce.
  • Generate new ideas. Apprentices can bring new ideas and innovation to your business as well as an energy and enthusiasm to the work place.
  • Offer flexibility. Apprentice training is flexible, primarily delivered in the workplace, and offers minimal disruption to your business.
  • Motivate your workforce. Trained employees feel more valued and motivated and can help to improve your workforce retention and progression within the company.


Structure of apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade A-C.


Mandatory units:

  • 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 may 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


Functional skills

Functional skills are practical skills in English and Mathematics that help individuals to operate confidently, effectively and independently in the workplace. These qualifications are a mandatory part of the apprenticeship programme that must be passed to allow successful completion unless the GCSE grades have been previously achieved. Employers have highlighted these abilities as an essential skill and many see them as a minimal requirement when applying for jobs.



Your employees will develop technical knowledge and will show competence through work activities. Assessments involves observation of the duties carried out and a range of other methods; including witness statements, professional discussions and reflective accounts, written reports and computer based assignments in the work place. Candidates will work with their assessor to gain a work based qualification and will work with an electronic portfolio that enables them to demonstrate their skills practically.

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