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Level 2 Maintenance Operations at East Sussex College

Course description

This course will help you to improve your skills in domestic and commercial repairs and prepapre you for employment in the industry.

Course content

During this one-year course you will learn a range of technical skills, across the construction industry, to allow you to carry out small scale repairs and prepare you for employment. You will be able to draw on your previous knowledge and experience to help you master a number of repair and cosmetic requirements inside and outside. Using our purposed built workshops you will learn skills in joining pipework, making basic carpentry joints and structures, plastering, and decorating using paint, tiles, and wallpaper. You will be able improve your English and maths skills as well as improve your employability skills during work experience placements.

During this one-year course you will cover topics such as:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction
  • Small-scale building repairs
  • Small-scale painting and decorating repairs
  • Plastering repairs
  • Plumbing repairs
  • Carpentry repairs

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need at least a GCSE grade D / grade 3 in English and maths, and successfully completed a Level 1 Diploma in one of our Construction Craft qualification. 


Assessments will take place throughout the duration of the course. Practical tasks will make up 60% of the assessment, coursework will make up 30% and 10% will be made up of exams. Accuracy and completing tasks within a specified time frame will be important to the successful completion of the course. Constructive feedback from your tutor will also help you to improve and progress towards recognised industrial standards.

Financial information

A range of specified PPE and a basic kit and equipment will be required for this course and will cost approximately £100.

The PPE required will consist of safety boots, work trousers, navy/black polo shirt, gloves, hi-vis vest and safety glasses. There are also a number of opportunities throughout the year for various construction related trips which may also incur a cost.

Future opportunities

On completion of this course you could specialise in an area of construction such as Level 3 Plumbing or Site Carpentry. Or you could choose to start an apprenticeship in the industry.

With some additional training you can then start your career in the industry as a building maintenance operative, become self-employed or go into property development

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: 30 January 2019
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