Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Construction Maintenance

Construction Maintenance

Construction Skills Course

Achieve a Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations. This apprenticeship is aimed at those who cover small-scale repairs in various trades in the Construction sector for brickwork, decorating, plastering, plumbing and carpentry.

You must be employed for at least 16 hours a week, in a related role.

If not taken as an apprenticeship – cost:


Is this course right for me?

People of any age can undertake an apprenticeship in Construction Maintenance. We offer apprenticeships at Level 2 only in this discipline. Access is subject to an interview.

An Apprenticeship in Construction Maintenance comprises of:

  • College based training one day per week
  • An NVQ qualification which is assessed in the workplace
  • Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Qualifications unless you are exempt – if you do not have at least GCSE grade C in English or Welsh and Maths or Numeracy, we may offer you another course as an alternative to an Apprenticeship. We may also use other literacy and numeracy assessments, called WEST, to assess your suitability.

To apply for an apprenticeship, you must have an employer willing to employ you for the duration of your apprenticeship. Your job role must cover one or more of the maintenance pathways set out in the course information below;

Your employer will need to:

  • Be able to release you one day per week to attend college
  • Provide us with evidence of suitable insurance and evidence of your employment status
  • Be happy to discuss Health and Safety procedures with your assessor
  • Pay you the appropriate national minimum wage, including for college days


  • In college: One day per week in college over 12-18months depending on your experience.
  • In the workplace: Employers must agree to monthly planned assessor visits to observe you and to discuss your progress with a supervisor.

Places on Apprenticeship Programmes are limited and subject to capacity. An offer of employment does not guarantee an immediate place in college.

Find out more about starting an apprenticeship on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Are you an Employer looking to take on an Apprentice?

Find out more about apprenticeships and the advantages for you as an Employer on our Employer Training page.
  • Two GCSEs at grade G or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • You will be expected to be in relevant job role
  • Learners must be at least 16 years old

In College Training (Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations):

Cover small-scale repairs in various trades in Construction sector, for the following trades;

  • Building Repairs (Brickwork)
  • Painting and Decorating Repairs
  • Plastering Repairs
  • Plumbing Repairs
  • Carpentry Repairs

Work Based Training (Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Building Maintenance Multi-Trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations):

In your employment, you need to be doing maintenance and repair in TWO of the following areas;

  • Maintenance Carpentry and Joinery
  • Maintenance Painting and Decorating
  • Maintenance Tiling
  • Maintenance Plastering
  • Maintenance Roofing
  • Maintenance Trowel Operations

These are specific requirements for activities you need to be able to carry out in the workplace. After you have applied, an assessor will contact you and your employer to discuss how to meet these requirements.

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Online examination
  • If taken as an apprenticeship then reviews with your assessor and employer will take place every 1-2 months and you will be expected to have developed your skills and knowledge between each review

Successful completion of this course could lead to a number of future career progression opportunities.

Progress to a Level 3 Apprenticeship in a single trade such as Carpentry, Bricklaying, Plumbing

Progress to a Level 3 Technical Qualification in Construction, such as Construction Design and Management

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Clothing, which you can purchase online before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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