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Land-based service engineer

Maintaining a range of machinery, plant and equipment in one sectors such as agriculture, forestry and horticulture.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £18,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have GCSE English and maths at grade C (or equivalent) and a basic understanding of information and communication technology (ICT).

What apprentices will learn
  • environmental, safe working and legal requirements
  • selecting and using specialist tools and equipment
  • thermally and chemically joining metals and components
  • principles of land-based engine machinery, plant and equipment
  • service, maintenance and repair principles and practices
  • interpreting technical data

Apprentices will achieve a:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Land-based Engineering
  • Certificate in Emergency First Aid
  • Certificate in Abrasive Wheels

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.