Study for a facilities services apprenticeship and be part of a sector that is dedicated to improving customer care.   

Working in the facilities services industry involves maintaining a secure environment within places like hospitals, offices and schools. Youll learn how to improve the security of a building and repair complex safety systems. Increase your engineering knowledge and discover how to maintain a clean work setting.   

There’s a range of facilities services jobs for people who enjoy coming up with practical solutions. Work as a facilities operative and help with the upkeep of different properties such as shelters and care homes. Or you could become an estate operative and provide cleaning support.  

What's the qualification?

You will gain a qualification in facilities services at SCQF level 5. The qualification includes:  

  • core units of aSVQ in facilities services at SCQF level 5  
  • a range of practical work experience in this industry

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:   

  • Promote and maintain services delivery in a facilities services environment 
  • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety 
  • Support the work of a team and develop yourself 
  • Control the use of equipment and materials in a facilities services environment 
  • Maintain site security and safety 
  • Carry out maintenance and minor repairs 
  • Clean and maintain internal surfaces and areas   

You will develop the following core skills:   

  • Problem-solving  
  • Time management  
  • Teamwork   
  • Communication  

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as cleaning and building maintenance.  

Where could it take me?

This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a variety of optionsCarry on your studies by studying for a technical apprenticeship in facilities management or find a related job.   

Further education: Continue your studies by applying for a bachelor’s degree in security systems or another relevant subject. Your experience will support your university application.   

Straight to work: Use your qualifications to get a job in the facilities services industry. There are several jobs listed below:

  • Facilities operative   
  • Plumber  
  • Cleaner  
  • Caretaker   
  • Receptionist  
  • Estates operator    

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship. However, it is helpful to have an interest in the facilities services sector.   


The Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12-24 months to complete.   

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