Land-based EngineeringPosted: 28th of May 2015 by
The Land-based Engineering Apprenticeship offers a Level 2 and Level 3 entry route into a variety of careers in the industry including: sports and ground-care technician, service technician, demonstrator, independent technician or workshop supervisor.
You would be expected to work on a wide range of specialist vehicles and machines used in agriculture, forestry, horticulture, ground care and fixed plant and an important part of the job is keeping equipment such as tractors, harvest, cultivation and crop protection machinery in good working order.
Land-based engineering job roles at Level 2 may include:
Sports/Ground-care Technician, which involves working on a wide range of specialist vehicles and machines used in horticulture, ground-care and sports facilities.
Service Technician, which involves working on a range of specialist vehicles and machines used in farming, forestry and horticultural businesses. They play an important role in keeping equipment in good working order through planned maintenance, as well as carrying out diagnostic and repair work when required.
There are no specific entry requirements for the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Land-based Engineering; however, there are qualifications, courses and experience that would be helpful:
- Level 1 Certificate in Land-based Studies
- Level 1 BTEC Award/Certificate in Land-based Studies
- Level 1 Diploma in Work-based Land-based Operations
Qualifications you will study for whilst working
Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Land-based Engineering
Land-based engineering job roles at Level 3 may include:
Demonstrator of land-based equipment – this job involves selling, installing and using new and existing land-based equipment. You will need good machine operational skills and a good understanding of all products.
Independent Technician - you might work for a large land-based dealership or be self-employed and would need to be very skilled in a range of land-based equipment.
Workshop Supervisor - In this job role you would have a good understanding of land-based products including parts. You would support the workshop manager with daily activities and act as deputy in their absence, ensuring that all customers’ requirements are met.
Qualification you will study for whilst working
Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Land-based Engineering
Entry requirements for the Advanced Apprenticeship are flexible, but might include:
- Intermediate Apprenticeship in Land-based Engineering
- Level 2 Diploma in Land-based Technology
- Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Land-based Engineering Level 2 NVQ in Land-based Service
- Engineering Practical experience within the industry
- 3 GCSEs (A-C)/A levels.
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