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NOCN EPA Property Maintenance Operative

This NOCN EPA will assess the competency of an Property Maintenance Operative apprentice against the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors specified in the Standard.

  • Reference: Property Maintenance Operative

Duration: Minimum 12 months • Funding Band: 9 • Maximum Funding: £9000


The Property Maintenance Operative (PMO) role is to improve property conditions and quality. The PMO will maintain a high level of quality, providing satisfaction to customers, clients and their team. The PMO understands various areas of property maintenance, including electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment.

They provide first and immediate response to fault finding, whilst maximising quality and ensuring cost effectiveness, ensuring prevention of major damage that could result in extensive costs and minimise reactive intervention. Typical roles include Property Engineer, Caretaker. Maintenance Assistant and Multi-Skilled Technician. Completing this apprenticeship programme, with all its transferable skills, will enable progression into roles such as a Technical Specialist (Electrical, Plumbing, Supervisory, Management) in Facilities Management, across a range of sectors.

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.


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