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Land-based service engineering technician

Providing advanced technical support and guidance across a diverse range of plant and equipment in sectors such as agriculture, horticulture, forestry and outdoor power.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C (or equivalent), including English, maths and a science
  • a basic understanding of information and communication technology (ICT)
What apprentices will learn
  • environmental, safe working and legal requirements
  • use of specialist tools and equipment
  • thermally and chemically joining metals and components
  • advanced technical and engineering principles of land-based engineering machinery, plant and equipment
  • service, maintenance and repair principles and practices for complex machinery, plant and equipment
  • accessing, interpreting and applying technical data
  • diagnosing faults and verifying machinery
Qualifications

Apprentices will achieve:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Land-based Engineering
  • Certificate in Emergency First Aid
  • Certificate in Abrasive Wheels
  • Certificate in Fork Lift Truck Handling Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).
Professional registration

Successful apprentices will be able to register with the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) as an engineering technician (Eng Tech).

Documents
End Point Assessment

There are no end point assessment organisations for this standard yet. There is a monthly application process for organisations interested in delivering end-point assessment. New organisations are added regularly.

If you have an urgent need to select an assessment organisation for this standard, please email apprentice.assessment@education.gov.uk with details.