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Apprenticeship Standard (Level 2) - Property Maintenance Operative at Cambridge Regional College

Course description

Apprentice Journey

On-Programme and Qualifications
During the On-Programme delivery of the Property Maintenance Operative standard, the employer and Training Provider will support the apprentice by providing training to develop their Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours. The apprentice will enter the Assessment Gateway when they are competent after the twelve-month minimum period of learning and development and completed the additional mandatory qualifications and assessments below:

On-Programme Activity
Assessment Grade Weight
Portfolio of Evidence to assess Behaviours and competence Pass/fail 20%
Short Research Assignment on the industry and workplace + underpinning Knowledge Pass/distinction/fail 10%
Level 1 English and Maths qualifications during/prior to on-programme as appropriate.

An optional NOCN qualification is available, which can be completed on programme: NOCN Level 2 Diploma in Property Maintenance Operations

Assessment Gateway
The Assessment Gateway is a phase leading to EPA, rather than one prescribed activity. It gives the apprentice time to prepare for their EPA. Before entering the Assessment Gateway phase, the Training Provider and employer will confirm all on-programme requirements using the Record of Achievement have been achieved - as detailed above. The apprentice then proceeds through the Assessment Gateway phase and begin preparations for their EPA.
End Point Assessment
For the Property Maintenance Operative standard, the apprentice is assessed using three assessment methods. The Portfolio of Evidence and Short Research Assignment are completed during the on-programme phase of the apprenticeship. The EPA is synoptic - taking an overall view of the performance of the apprentice in their role. The assessment methods are show in the table below.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set their selection criteria but the standard includes Maths and English understanding and functional application at Level 1, enabling apprentices to aspire to the next level. Employers will set the entry specification suitable for the correct level of the individual.


The methodology has been designed taking into account that this is a practical standard that is underpinned by technical knowledge that will allow the apprentice to develop the skills and knowledge across different types of activities and premises.
There is a large proportion of formative assessment to ensure apprentices are safe to work and have demonstrated the application of knowledge and the skills in the workplace under working conditions before being able to access the end assessment.
Formative Assessment
It is recommended that the formative assessment comprise of a portfolio of evidence. This is to ensure candidates competence across the various tasks in the workplace required in undertaking the role of a Property Maintenance Operative (the number and type of acceptable evidence will be specified in the formative Assessment Strategy developed by AOs). To ensure assessment is efficient and to minimise any burden upon employers and candidates, the behaviours will be incorporated into the portfolio of evidence. This evidence generated in the workplace will be verified by a qualified assessor to ensure it is valid and sufficient. This will be graded pass/fail.
Apprentices will need to complete a short research assignment that will cover the industry and workplace the apprentice is working in, as well as underpinning knowledge from the Technical Specification. This assignment will be graded pass/distinction/fail.

How to Apply:
Via the website.

Financial information

We are committed to providing financial support to learners where it is available. We would actively encourage you to enquire about possible financial support as soon as you can. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a contribution towards College costs such as kit, equipment, residential fees, meals, childcare etc. Enquiries can be made to

Future opportunities

NOCN Level 4 Diploma in Management of Productivity
Technical specialist e.g. plumbing, carpentry
Facilities/Property Management

Further information

We would encourage you to visit one of our Cambridge Regional College Open Days:

Cambridge: Thursday 13th June 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Huntingdon: Saturday 15th June 9:30am-12:30pm

If you need any more information about any of our courses, please request a copy of our full-time prospectus or contact our Information & Advice Team on 01223 226315.

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply online via or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership application form (depending on your school). Please ask your careers teacher at school.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a college Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at the College soon!

How to apply

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Last updated date: 19 June 2019
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