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Building maintenance multi-trade repair and refurbishment operations

This suite contains  national occupational standards (NOS) related to maintenance in the following areas:

  • Carpentry and Joinery

  • Painting and Decorating

  • Plastering

  • Roofing

  • Tiling

  • Trowel Occupations.

You can view individual standards on the NOS database, or by 


There are no current or planned reviews in this area. To give feedback or suggest a change, .

CITB manages the structures for vocational qualifications. We base the content for these structures on the relevant National Occupational Standards.

The structures are approved by employers and industry stakeholders. Training organisations base their courses on the structures.

These are the current recommended qualification structures and national vocational qualification structures for this occupational area.

Recommended qualification structures

Recommended qualification structure for Building maintenance multi-trade repair and refurbishment operations Level 2 v10 (PDF, 35KB)

Recommended Qualification Structure for Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations Level 3 v3 (PDF, 38KB)

Structures for NVQs/SVQs

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction) v7 (PDF, 34KB)

Level 3 NVQ Diploma optional group 'combinations' (PDF, 16KB)

This list relates to the 27 combinations which are the most popular however any combination, in accordance with the Structure, is possible.

Please see National Occupational Standards reviews for information about current standard reviews in this area.

If you would like to suggest changes to the current standards or have a suggestion for the frameworks in this area please complete our Standards enquiry form.

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  • Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) 
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  • CITB Northern Ireland  (CITBNI)
    Industry training board for Northern Ireland in partnership with CITB as the Sector Skills Council for Construction for qualifying the construction workforce activities in Northern Ireland
  • The ‘Register ’ of regulated qualifications in England and Northern Ireland for accredited qualifications.