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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


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
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Lantra Awards Limited 02476 69 69 96
The Institute of the Motor Industry 01992511521
More Information

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