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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.

End Point Assessment

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