Approx. duration: 24 months
Start Date: September – November
Attendance: One day a week at the Rural Campus
Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come in and undertake an interview or assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSEs including Maths and English 9-3/A-E or a commitment to undertake Level 2 maths and English. Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week and have a contract of employment.
On programme learning: Level 2 Diploma in Land-based Engineering, Certificate in First Aid, Certificate in Abrasive Wheels, English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2.
End-point assessment: Lantra
Progression: 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. This apprenticeship is for those who wish to develop their core skills, knowledge and behaviours, allowing them to work effectively with supervision in a working environment. A Land-based Engineer specialises in maintaining a range of machinery, plant and equipment. Apprentices can gain expertise in inspecting, carrying out routine maintenance and repairing mechanical faults. These operations typically take place under the supervision of a senior technician in the workplace or on the customer’s site. The apprentice will complete an Endpoint Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.