Approx. duration: 18 months
Start Date: September
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:
- Land-based Engineering Standard
- English and Maths (if required) Level 2
End-point assessment: Delivered by IMI (The Institute of the Motor Industry)
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.
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 for example, cleaning, dismantling and reassembly of machinery and their component parts, this may be carried out under supervision or in accordance with procedures or written briefs
- 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.