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Property Maintenance Operative  

Course overview

Programme Level

Level 2


14 months

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics and English. 

Training type e.g block, release days, or at work address

Average 20% across the year with a combinations of work-place assessment and day release


The primary role of a Property Maintenance Operative is to optimise property condition and quality and to ensure the building is kept in a safe working condition. Property Maintenance Operatives will maintain a high level of quality, providing maximum satisfaction to customers, clients, guests and team members / colleagues. Individuals will understand the mechanism of buildings including electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment. Normally, post holders will provide first and immediate response to fault finding, whilst maximising quality and ensuring cost effectiveness and ensure prevention of major damage that could result in extensive costs and minimise reactive intervention.


The apprentice will be recognised by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) providing Associate Membership for the apprentice whilst studying.   BIFM provide additional resources and learning materials for individuals completing the apprenticeship to support them throughout their learning journey.


5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics and English. If you do not currently hold these qualifications, you will work to gain them at the same time as studying for the apprenticeship programme with support from the LAT Apprenticeships Team. 


Typically 14 months - timescales may vary depending on occupational role and/or prior relevant qualifications/experience and Assessment of Prior Learning and Knowledge (APL/K) opportunities. This will consist of 20% offsite learning, which will take place during term time at The Halley Academy in Blackheath.

This will consist of 20% learning which will be a combination of off-site learning at a number of Leigh Academies Trust schools and at your own place of work.


Off site learning will take place at The Halley Academy, Corelli Road, Blackheath, SE3 8EP.

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