Advanced Apprenticeship in Land-based Engineering

About the course

This programme is suitable for those employed within the sector as an independent technician, workshop supervisors or demonstrator. A good understanding of workshop parts, products or equipment is required and good supervisory and customer service skills.

Venue

Work based with college attendance for eight, one week blocks over one year. Up to three weeks extra attendance may be required for functional skills.

Programme Length

Work-based delivery over a minimum * of 18 months, dependent on initial assessment.

*Minimum durations apply for 16 – 18 year olds. 19 + learners can apply for accredited prior learning which may reduce the duration. Funding rules dictate a minimum of 12 months duration.

Programme Structure

The Apprenticeship is made up of a number of different nationally recognised qualifications:

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification:

Level 3 Edexcel Diploma in Work based Land-based Engineering Operations.

Learners can choose from Agricultural or Ground Care pathways

Functional Skills:

Level 2 English

Level 2 Mathematics

Level 2 ICT

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Additional Qualification Requirements:

Safe use of Abrasive Wheels

Course modules

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification

Recognise and reduce the risk in the land-based engineering work area

Understand and follow organisational procedures within land-based engineering establishments

Provide customer care within land-based engineering operations

Land-based engineering operations - use calculations

Land-based engineering operations -service and repair engines and components

Maintain electronic control and monitoring systems on land-based equipment

Service and repair hydraulic systems and components on land-based equipment

Service and repair powershift, hydrostatic and CVT transmissions on land-based equipment

Inspect and test land-based machinery and equipment

Land-based engineering operations - perform thermal joining process

Functional Skills

Level 2 English

Level 2 Mathematics

Level 2 ICT

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Additional Qualification(s)

Safe use of abrasive wheels

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Land-based Engineering or level 2 Diploma in Work-based Land based Engineering is required and entry is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course appropriateness. Entrants must have the ability to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics and IT and be able to cope with the Level 3 vocational qualification. Apprentices must have a contract of employment working for a minimum for 30 hours/week.

Progression

Apprentices successfully completing the Advanced Apprenticeship have the opportunity to progress within the industry by progressing to Higher Education Courses such as Foundation Degree or Degree (BSc).

Careers

Apprentices looking to progress in their employment from the Advanced Apprenticeship may be able to work towards managerial positions. Progression may depend on the qualifications and experience an individual possesses.

Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural engineering involves the development, operation, maintenance and testing of highly specialised agricultural machinery. Students learn practical skills such as how agricultural machines work, maintenance techniques, welding and fabrication and machinery repair. 

The courses incorporate a mix of practicals, classroom lectures, industry visits and case study exercises, including assessment in practicals and written assignments. Employers are keen to employ Myerscough students as they have both the practical workshop skills and the managerial expertise that they require.

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