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Building Maintenance Multi-Trade Repair & Refurbishment - Apprenticeship

Level:
Level 2
Course Code:
AB16
Location:
Brannams Campus
Duration:
Two years


This apprenticeship is a combination of training at college and experience gained as an employee in the workplace. There is a strong emphasis on developing good hand skills using a wide range of hand and power tools for each trade area.

This apprenticeship covers a range of practical areas including plastering, bricklaying, carpentry, painting and decorating, and plumbing.

FAQs  

This course will be delivered over a block release programme.

At college you will be trained in trade specific tasks to complete a Construction Diploma in Building Maintenance Multi-Trade Repair and Repurbishment; this entails working through a series of practical models in our workshops and theory units delivered in the classroom. On site you will cover assessments on specified tasks that are discussed and planned with your work based assessor in co-ordination with your employer.

There are additional qualifications which must be achieved as part of the apprenticeship package which are Employer Rights and Responsibilities and personal learning and thinking. Apprentices who are over 19 years old may be required to pay part of the fees toward the training (details available on request).

This course will give you training in trade skills, including carrying out repairs, in the following practical areas: Plastering, Bricklaying, Plumbing, Carpentry, Rain Water Systems, Roofing, Drainage, Painting and Decorating.
You will receive support and 10-weekly reviews with your Assessor and regular NVQ assessment in the workplace. There is a theory test at the end of each unit as well as an overall end of year online test.
You will be required to have 4 GCSEs at Grade D or equivalent or above ideally to include Maths and English. Candidates will undertake an interview prior to enrolment. Candidates should have an aptitude for practical skills and must be employed within the industry by a construction maintenance company before the start of the Apprenticeship.
On completion candidates may progress onto Level 3 supervisory/management qualifications or a Foundation Degree.
Building Maintenance Multi-Trade Repair and Refurbishment Apprenticeship is offered at Petroc Brannams and Tiverton Campus.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.
Q: Does the college find me an employer?
A: No, you are responsible for finding your own work placement. We can help by following up on leads you may have and discussing apprenticeship requirements with a prospective employer, as well as checking them for suitability.

Q: Will I get paid for working with my employer?
A: You may start initially on a work trial basis for a week or two, but once a position has been confirmed you should be paid a trainee wage; Legislation states this can be below minimum wage and tends to vary between employers.

Q. Should my employer pay me while I am at college?
A. Yes, you will be paid for the time you are at college.

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