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Building Maintenance Multi-Trade Repair & Refurbishment Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at PETROC

Course description

This apprenticeship is a combination of training at college and experience gained as an employee in the workplace. There is a strong emphasis on developing good hand skills using a wide range of hand and power tools for each trade area.

Building Maintenance Multi-Trade Repair and Refurbishment Apprenticeship is offered at Petroc Brannams and Tiverton Campus.

Course content

At college you will be trained in trade specific tasks to complete a Construction Diploma in Building Maintenance Multi-Trade Repair and Repurbishment; this entails working through a series of practical models in our workshops and theory units delivered in the classroom.

On site you will cover assessments on specified tasks that are discussed and planned with your work based assessor in co-ordination with your employer.

There are additional qualifications which must be achieved as part of the apprenticeship package which are Employer Rights and Responsibilities and personal learning and thinking.

This course will give you training in trade skills, including carrying out repairs, in the following practical areas: Plastering, Bricklaying, Wall and Floor Tiling, Plumbing, Carpentry, Rain Water Systems, Roofing, Lead Flashing, Drainage, Painting and Decorating.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D or equivalent or above ideally to include Maths and English. Candidates will undertake an interview prior to enrolment. Candidates should have an aptitude for practical skills and must be employed within the industry by a construction maintenance company before the start of the Apprenticeship.


You will receive support and 12 weekly reviews with your Assessor and regular NVQ assessment in the workplace. There is a theory test at the end of each unit as well as an overall end of year online test.

Financial information

Financial support may be available for any additional costs. Please enquire.

Future opportunities

On completion candidates may progress onto Level 3 supervisory/management qualifications or a Foundation Degree.

Further information

Q. Does the college find me an employer?
A. No, you are responsible for finding your own work placement. We can help by following up on leads you may have and discussing apprenticeship requirements with a prospective employer, as well as checking them for suitability.

Q. Will I get paid for working with my employer?
A. You may start initially on a work trial basis for a week or two, but once a position has been confirmed you should be paid a trainee wage; Legislation states this can be below minimum wage and tends to vary between employers. 

Q. Should my employer pay me while I am at college?
A. Yes, you will be paid for the time you are at college irrespective of whether you attend on a block or day release basis.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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