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Level 2 Land-based Service Engineer Apprenticeship

  • LEVEL 2

Course Overview

Land-based service engineers will typically work on the employers’ premises under supervision and where appropriate and safe to do so work on their own initiative.

They work on a diverse range of machinery, plant and equipment specific to their sector within the land-based engineering industry. For example maintaining a range of machinery, plant and equipment in one sector such as agriculture, forestry and horticulture.

Course Code


Entry Requirements

Firstly you need to be recruited by an employer as an apprentice.

Employers will ultimately determine the entry requirements.

The apprenti...

Course information

– Select and apply appropriate tools and equipment, demonstrate
dexterity, resourcefulness, and a professional approach to service
engineering practice
– Maintain and conduct basic repairs and maintenance activities on
power units, and power trains, mechanical equipment, plant and
machinery and their associated systems and components either under
supervision or following procedures and service schedules prepared by
the manufacturer or employer
– Thermally and chemically join metals and materials
– Access and interpret technical data relating to service and maintenance
operations in accordance with the manufacturer’s documentation
– Handling regulations, the abrasive wheel regulations and the legislation
relevant to the role of Service Engineer
– How to record information, maintain accurate customer service records
and communicate with customers and colleagues using verbal and
handwritten methods whilst observing customer care practices
– Workshop practices, the identification and application of tools and
equipment used in service and maintenance operations. This will
typically include knowledge of the care and storage of tools and
– Methods of thermally and chemically joining metals and components
– This knowledge will be used in the context of performing service and
maintenance operations to machinery and equipment

18 months

This programme will be delivered through a combination of practical hands-on and theory based activities, which are scheduled one day a week at the BCA campus.

With all apprenticeships there is a requirement to record off-the-job activities and this will be achieved through the use of a dedicated electronic on-line portfolio which the apprentice, the employer and the college delivery team will all have access to.

The apprentice will be assigned a dedicated Assessor Trainer, who will undertake regular workplace progress reviews with both the apprentice and
an assigned workplace mentor, as well as supporting all aspects of the apprentices ongoing development.

Furthermore, this approach ensures any additional support requirements or interventions can be implemented in a timely manner as required.
A Virtual Learning Environment ensures all learning, development and support material can be easily accessed, further supporting the blended learning and development approach to apprenticeship delivery. This ensures flexible and responsive training at all times, through a combination of on-line and face-to-face activities delivered by industry experts, using our high quality, industry recognised resources and equipment.

Assessment overview –
Skills, knowledge and behaviours are assessed by competencies being displayed in the workplace, observations, employer feedback, assessor progress reviews, evidence collating and the employer enabling you to fulfil the requirements of your Apprenticeship.

On programme assessment will include various coaching and mentoring assessment methods. These assessments are designed to review the behaviours, knowledge and skills against set gateway criteria.

In addition you, your employer and the college are required to maintain an off the job training log evidencing new skills and knowledge being learnt over the duration of the apprenticeship.

The final grading of the apprenticeship will be carried out through an End Point Assessment, by an independent assessor.

A Graded Apprenticehip Certificate
Can join the Institute of agricultural engineers IAgrE

Can join the Institute of agricultural engineers IAgrE

Level 3 Land-based Service engineering Technician

Level 2

afety Orientation:

A disciplined approach to compliance with Health and Safety guidance with a responsible attitude to risk regardless of the level of supervision. Risk adverse attitude to matters concerning the environment, property, personal safety and the safety of others.

Quality Focused:

Follows instructions and guidance, demonstrates attention to detail and applies approved checks throughout work activities to ensure compliance, employs a logical approach to problem solving and seeks opportunities to improve quality speed and efficiency


An open and honest communicator who recognises the need to use appropriate communication methods to express and receive information accurately in a timely positive and respectful manner.

Team Player:

Can work on their own initiative but also interacts and communicates effectively within a team applying a respectful professional manner and considering the implications of their own actions on other people and the business.

Willingness to Learn:

Can reflect on skills, knowledge and behaviours and seek opportunities to develop, adapt to different situations, environments or technologies and have a positive attitude to feedback and advice. Pays attention asks questions when supervisory instructions are not understood and recognises the limitations of personal responsibility