Intermediate Apprenticeship in Landbased Engineering

About the course

This programme is suitable for those employed within the sector as service technicians or sports/ ground care technicians working on a wide range of specialist vehicles and machines used in farming, forestry, horticulture, ground care or sports facilities. You will play an important role in helping to keep equipment in good working order through planned maintenance as well as carrying out diagnostic and repair work when required.

Venue

Work-based with college attendance for six, one week blocks over each of the two years (12 weeks attendance in all). 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 2 Edexcel Diploma in Workbased Landbased Engineering

Learners can choose from the following pathways, Agricultural or Ground Care

Functional Skills:

  • Level 1 English
  • Level 1 Mathematics
  • Level 1 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 Employer Requirements:

· First Aid Certificate

Course modules

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification

Monitor and maintain health and safety in the workplace

Maintain and develop personal performance

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Applying mechanical principles

Understand how to use, service and maintain tools and equipment

Material preparation, shaping and assembling

Carry out servicing and maintenance on land-based equipment

Perform thermal joining and cutting processes

Service and repair cooling and lubrication systems

Service and repair electrical systems on land-based equipment

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

Service and repair engines and components on land-based equipment

Service and repair braking systems on land-based equipment

Service and repair clutches, fluid flywheels and torque converters

Service and repair wheeled and tracked steering systems

Service and repair cutting and mowing equipment

Service and repair soil preparation and plant establishment equipment

Functional Skills

Level 1 English

Level 1 Mathematics

Level 1 ICT

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course appropriateness. Entrants must have the ability to achieve Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics and IT be able to cope with the Level 2 vocational qualification. Apprentices must have a contract of employment working for a minimum for 30 hours/week.

Progression

Apprentices successfully completing the Intermediate Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto the Advanced Apprenticeship or other Further Education courses.

Careers

Typical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship will depend on the qualifications and experience gained, but could include: service engineer, service foreman, technical representative, workshop manager, sales engineer.

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