Level 2 Land Based Service Engineer Apprenticeship
About this course

Land-based Service Engineers work under supervision and where appropriate on their own initiative upon a diverse range of machinery, plant, equipment and tasks specific to their industry sector which may include:

  • Preparation and pre-delivery inspection of new and used machinery
  • Carrying out scheduled service and routine maintenance operations 
  • The preparation of equipment for repair which may include dismantling and the reassembly of equipment and their component parts
  • Conducting system tests and simple diagnostic tasks
  • Handing over machinery plant and equipment to the control and use of others in the workplace. 

These operations may take place in the workplace or on the customer’s site, often outdoors. The nature of the job role presents challenges ranging from simple fabrication to the repair of mechanical faults. This requires a diverse blend of skills, industry underpinning knowledge and the disciplines required for environmental and safe working practice. 

What will I learn?

The units within this apprenticeship are broken down into three elements: knowledge, skills and behaviours:

The knowledge units include: 

  • How to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing using technical terminology 
  • The identification and correct application of tools and equipment used in maintenance operations
  • Methods of thermally and chemically joining metals and components
  • Fundamental principles of machinery, plant and equipment within the chosen sector 

The skills units include: 

  • Carry out basic repairs and the maintenance of power units, simple power trains, mechanical equipment, plant and machinery and their components 
  • Maintain and conduct basic repairs to hydraulic systems and associated components
  • Maintain and conduct basic repairs to electrical systems and associated components
  • Carry out simple diagnostic tasks on low technology plant, equipment and machinery

The behaviour units include: 

  • Safety orientation
  • Good communication
  • Team player
  • Adaptability
Entry requirements

Minimum GCSE grade E (or equivalent) in Maths and English. 

All applicants will be required to pass intial assessments in Maths, English and ICT. 

Study, assessment and qualifications

The duration of this apprenticeship will take 18 to 24 months to complete.

Additional costs and information
What could I do next?

After successful completion of this apprenticeship standard you may decide to progress onto the Level 3 Land-based Service Engineering Technician standard, or you may decide to seek further employment. 

Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.