As an apprentice you will have a job and earn a wage whilst building up knowldege and skills within the land-based service engineering industry. The Level 2 Apprenticsehip Standard comprises a Work-Based Diploma in Land-Based Engineering Operations, Functional Skills (English, Maths and ICT), Emergency First Aid and Abrasive Wheels. The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticehip also includes Forklift Truck Handling.
Alternatively, you may be directed to study a framework of qualifications made up of a Work-Based Diploma in Land-Based Engineering Operations, Functional Skills (English, Maths and ICT), Employee Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).
Level 2 Apprenticeship
- Understanding how to use, service and maintain tools
- Servicing and maintenance of land-based equipment
- Servicing and repairing engines and components
- Monitoring and maintaining health and safety.
Level 3 Apprenticeship
- Recognising and reducing risks in the work area
- Monitoring the handover and installation of land-based equipment
- Maintaining electronic control and monitoring systems.
These apprenticeships usually take between 24 and 42 months to complete.
More advanced courses are available at the College for further progression.
Work in the industry as a skilled technician for machinery dealerships and manufacturers, agricultural and environmental consultancies, local authorities and government departments.
You must have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent. For the Level 3 Apprenticeship, you must have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Engineering. For both levels, you must also pass an initial assessment, secure work as an apprentice and have one satisfactory reference.
BTEC Level 3 in Land-Based Engineering
Outstanding facilities, practical, hands-on learning, supportive tutors and great friends – Riseholme College has the total package for Ryan.
After completing his Agriculture apprenticeship with the College, Ryan decided to return to concentrate on engineering, which he hopes will lead him
to a job working as a welder on offshore oilrigs.
He said: “I had already done an agricultural apprenticeship here a couple of years ago and decided to focus on the engineering side of it, rather than the livestock and the arable. I’ve invested in my own welder and all my own equipment and I would like to work on oil rigs. I really enjoy welding and
think I’m pretty hot at it as well!
“It’s a very practical, hands-on course. It has been really good studying at a brand new campus and the set-up is excellent. The tutors are all really good and helpful and I’ve also built up a good group of friends on my course.
“I would certainly recommend it.”