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Study Programme - Maintenance Operations Level 2 at Wakefield College

Course description

Maintenance operatives keep buildings in a good state of repair. Once a building is occupied it needs to be maintained: internally- doors need to be hung and skirtings need to be replaced; kitchens and bathrooms need to be fitted; small plumbing repairs need to be carried out; decorations need to be maintained; plastered surfaces  needs to repaired: externally- masonry work needs to be repaired; paving needs to be repaired.

This is an ideal course for those who are looking to learn on a full-time basis and have identified that they want to enter the construction industry and have a career as a maintenance operative. Alternatively, it is an ideal course for those who have identified they are looking to work in the construction industry but are unsure which discipline to follow.

Learners progress from this to a level 3 study either as a full-time learner or as part time as an apprentice.

A maintenance operative could earn up to £12000 per year and qualified can earn up to £25000

Course content

The maintenance operations study programmes cover health, safety, and also aims to develop practical skills for Construction.

With this you will study:
• Practical skills in bricklaying
• Practical skills in carpentry
• Practical skills in plastering
• Practical skills in painting

Moving onto develop:
• Practical skills in paving
• Practical skills in plumbing

Entry requirements

All learners will be required to complete a BKSB assessment.

Level 2 requires learners to be working at Level 1 in this assessment and it is recommended that learners hold GCSE grade 3 (minimum) in English and Maths .


How you will be assessed

All study programme assessment is continuous throughout the academic year. Theory subjects are assessed through examination.

Practical assessment is continuous throughout the year with a synoptic assessment in the summer term.

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students. For joinery study programmes these include, safety boots, (approximately £20) replacement protective equipment, (first issue is supplied by the college):

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course.

Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course. For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304

Future opportunities

Further study

On completion, you can progress as a full-time learner to the Level 3 Diploma in Facilities Management. 

Career Opportunities

A maintenance operative can earn from £20000 per year and with experience has the potential to earn up to £30000.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 24 May 2019
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.