Level 3 Land-based Service Engineer (LBSE) - Technician

About the course

LBSE Technicians typically work on site utilising their own initiative in a customer facing role. They are often called upon to mentor and supervise junior colleagues and dispense advice to customers on machinery selection. This requires a blend of skills, knowledge and behaviours, safe working and environmental practice capabilities covering; power units, power trains, fabrication, mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic system applications. These will be used in the context of the machinery and equipment in the chosen industry sector. The technician will typically have an understanding of the interface between machine, biological systems and the working environment for example climate, soil, plant and animals. The nature of the industry will present technical challenges ranging from simple mechanics to the diagnosis and repair of complex mechanical, electronic and telemetry systems. These operations may take place in the employer’s workplace or on the customer’s site requiring flexible working hours as dictated by seasonal requirements. Technicians may be called upon to advise customers and support work colleagues.

Course modules

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification

Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours

An apprentice will be required to undertake & have an understanding of a number of different core skills, knowledge & behaviours to complete this apprenticeship. Please see factsheet for more information.

Functional Skills

Functional Skills

Level 2 Mathematics & Level 2 English

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

To be eligible to undertake an apprenticeship a candidate must:

  • Be aged 16 or over & have officially left school
  • Must have a minimum of 4 GCSE’s at Grade A-C (9-4) including maths & English or a vocational qualification Level 2 plus GCSE grade A-C (9-4) in both maths & English. N.B. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSE’s. (All potential apprentices will be asked to complete an online functional skills assessment regardless of previous qualifications*)
  • NOT have achieved any qualification at the same or a higher level, in the same subject that is being undertaken.
  • Be employed (NOT self employed) in the relevant occupational sector working at least 30 hours per week.
  • Must have the right to work in England & spend at least 50% of their working hours in England over the duration of the apprenticeship.
  • Must be a citizen of a country with in the European Economic Area (EEA) or have the right of abode in the UK AND have been ordinarily resident in the EEA for at least the previous 3 years on the first day of learning.
  • The entry requirements for an Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3), isn't solely based on academic ability. More importantly it relates to the job description (& previous experience)you have. In order to gain the portfolio evidence for Level 3 you need to have supervisory responsibilities.

Learning and assessment

Theory work & learning materials delivered online with photographic, video & audio evidence being collected through the Onefile E-Portfolio platform, supported by off site technical training at Myerscough College as required.

The employer will have access to their apprentices Onefile E-Portfolio so they can monitor progress & work that has been set by the tutor.

The qualification is made up of a number of mandatory units designed to have maximum relevance to the job & integrate with day to day responsibilities.

An employer must allow an apprentice 20% of their working week to undertake work required to complete their apprenticeship (this is a legal requirement) & will include any college attendance required.

There will be an end point assessment, conducted by an independent assessor.

All components must be passed for the apprentice to meet the apprenticeship standard & these will include:

  • On-line Knowledge Test
  • Practical Tasks
  • Presentation & Professional Interview

There will be 3 levels of achievement: Pass, Merit & Distinction

Progression

Apprentices successfully completing the Level 3 Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto Higher Education courses or full time employment.

Careers

Typical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of this Apprenticeship will depend on the qualifications and experience gained, but could include: Workshop supervisor

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