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.
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
- Typical length
- 36 months
- Current funding band
Up to £21,000 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
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).
- End Point Assessment
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.