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Land-based Engineer Level 2 Standard


Approx. duration: 18 months

Start Date: September

Attendance: One day a week at the Rural Campus

Entry requirements: 

  • Individual employers will set their selection criteria for applicants
  • Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a                 week and have a contract of employment
  • Entry into the Apprenticeship is subject to a thorough skills scan               assessment to clarify course suitability
  • Apprentices must achieve Functional Skills Level 1 in English                     and/or Maths if they have a GCSE grade below Grade 2 or E.                     Additionally, they should demonstrate a commitment to working               towards and completing the Level 2 exam before reaching the                   End-point assessment
  • Apprentices who have already achieved GCSE grade 2 or                           Functional Level 1 in English and/or Maths will need to                                 demonstrate a willingness to work towards and successfully                     complete the Level 2 exam prior to the End-point assessment

On programme learning:

  • Land-based Engineering Standard
  • English and Maths (if required) Level 2

End-point assessment:

Delivered by IMI (The Institute of the Motor Industry)


On completion of this Apprenticeship, a Land-based engineer will have the opportunity to progress within the industry into roles such as Agriculture Service Engineer, Construction and Plant Engineer, Service Engineer, or Outdoor Power Equipment Service Engineer and can progress onto Land-based Service Engineering Level 3 standard.

Course Summary: 

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer.

LBSE Service Engineers will typically work on the employers premises under supervision and where appropriate and safe to do so work on their own initiative. They work on a diverse range of tasks and machinery, plant and equipment specific to their sector within the land-based engineering industry. For example these may include:

  • Preparation of new and second-hand machinery for sale or hire
  • Pre-delivery inspection of machinery carried out in accordance                 with manufacturer’s and employer’s procedures
  • Performing routine service and maintenance operations in                         accordance with manufacturer’s schedules and employer’s                         instructions
  • The preparation of equipment for repair
  • Conducting routine machine operation and systems testing
  • Handing over machinery plant and equipment to the control and               use of others in the workplace. For example a senior technician.

These operations typically take place under the supervision of a senior technician in the workplace or on the customer’s site, in which case work may be undertaken outdoors. The nature of the job role presents challenges ranging from routine maintenance to the repair of elementary mechanical faults. This requires a diverse blend of skills, industry underpinning knowledge and the disciplines required for environmental and safe working practice.

Institute for Apprenticeships