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Maintenance Operations Diploma Level 2 at PETROC

Course description

There is a growing demand for people skilled in maintaining and repairing buildings. This study programme is designed as a progression route from the Diploma in Construction Multi-skills Level 1, to further develop skills and knowledge, enabling students to work in the construction industry on a wide range of jobs from fixing roof tiles to maintaining drainage.

Course content

This qualification covers the following practical areas: plastering, bricklaying, tiling, plumbing, carpentry, storm water systems, roofing, lead flashing, drainage, and, painting and decorating. All aspects of the programme will be studied through both classroom-based theory sessions and practical-based workshop sessions.

Your study programme will include tutorial sessions and work experience. You will also study Maths and English if a GCSE at grade C or above has not previously been achieved in these subjects.

Entry requirements

All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade D or equivalent or above, to preferably include GCSE Maths at grade 3 or above and GCSE English Language at grade 3 or above.
Entrants holding a grade 2 or a 3 in GCSE Maths will study towards GCSE Maths to gain grade 4 or above. Those with a grade 1 or below will study Level 1 Functional Skills Maths and retake GCSE Maths in the following year.

Entrants holding a grade 2 or a 3 in GCSE English Language will study towards GCSE English Language to gain grade 4 or above. Those with a grade 1 or below will study the Level 1 Functional Skills English and retake GCSE in the following year. 

At the end of the year all learners are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of their Level 2 Study Programme and achieved a graded improvement in their Maths and English Language studies before being allowed to progress.


Practical tasks are completed and assessed throughout the year working up to a final synoptic practical assignment carried out in test conditions.Theory is structured in units which have a mandatory multi choice end test, at the end of the course there will be an online test covering the core units and the occupational units must be passed to achieve the qualification. The test will be an independent test of knowledge and understanding.

Financial information

Q. Is there any equipment needed to participate on this course?
A. Safety clothing including boots and overalls need to be purchased by the student. Students are also required to provide their own stationery and textbooks, a full equipment list will be provided at interview.

Q. Are there any costs for this course?
A. Students are asked to pay a contribution towards materials and learning resources used in workshops and classrooms. There may also be trips throughout the year which may incur a cost. Financial support may be available, if you require further information contact the guidance centre on 01271 338125

Future opportunities

On completion of this Diploma, you may progress to employment, an apprenticeship or another course within the architecture and construction field, in order to specialise further.

Further information

Theory lessons are taught in fully equipped classrooms with smart boards and other teaching and learning devices. Workshops are used to deliver the training with each learner having their own individual work station where the majority of the practical assignments will be carried out and assessed.

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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