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Building Maintenance Diploma Level 2 at Boston College

Course description

This course provides you with enhanced skills and knowledge required for a career in Building Maintenance and Refurbishments. 

Course content

During the course you will study different units which include practical activities in construction repairs as well as developing employability skills and construction related health and safety. These include: 

- Interpret working drawings to carry out building repairs 
- Building Methods, how buildings are built and the regulations governing them 
- Communication, how the construction industry operates and communicates, and how you as a maintenance employee would communicate with others 
- Carpentry Repairs, tuition in carpentry and joinery repairs to include hand and power tool recognition and use 
- Brick and Masonry Repairs, tuition in bricklaying and tool recognition 
- Plaster Repairs, tuition in plastering and tool recognition 
- Painting and decorating Repairs, tuition and applying paint by roller/brush and non-patterned paper 
- Plumbing Repairs, tuition in basic plumbing repairs and safe isolation plus hand tool recognition (no hot works included) 

You can also choose to study additional units for a broader insight into the construction industry. These include: 

- Heritage, exploring buildings of our past 
- Sustainability 
- Modern construction methods

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grades D or above (New GCSE grade - 3 or above) including English and Maths along with completion of a Level 1 Plumbing task at as assessment day or relevant Level 1 vocational qualification.


The course is approximately 50% practical and 50% theory, and your training will be carried out in the College's construction workshops, classrooms and newly built library.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Boston College directly.

Last updated date: 10 February 2017

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