Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Land-Based Service Engineering
About this course

If you enjoy taking things apart, fixing faults and spending time around big machinery such as tractors and combines, an apprenticeship in Landbased Engineering could be for you!

Landbased engineers play a pivotal role in the agricultural industry, developing and providing complex mechanised equipment to keep the industry running. You might also be required to fix and maintain equipment, sell machinery or upgrades to businesses or even use the equipment to do a range of jobs yourself.

An apprenticeship in this area can involve working on farms, agricultural businesses, parklands, private estates and event sports grounds.

What will I learn?

The intermediate Land Based Service Engineering framework offers one pathway with a number of routes which is reflective of the areas you work within the industry:

  • Agriculture
  • Arboriculture/Forestry
  • Ground care
  • Fixed Plant & Storage

Units studied as part of an intermediate apprenticeship can include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Thermal Joining and Cutting
  • Servicing and Maintenance of tools
  • Shaping and assembling of materials
  • The service and repair of cooling systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Soil preparation and plant establishment equipment
  • Harvesting and processing equipment 
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Engines
  • Mechanical transmissions and more
Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Level 3 or GCSE grade E in Maths and English.

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

Study, assessment and qualifications

An intermediate apprenticeship in Land Based Service Engineering will take 18 to 24 months to complete. 

You will be required to attend Wiltshire College Lackham for 5 blocks of two weeks in the first year and 6 blocks of two weeks in the second year.

Additional costs and information

The Competence and Knowledge Elements will be assessed in the workplace using evidence to build a portfolio. You will have access to the college resources for research and support.

To assist you during your apprenticeship, you may be required to purchase some equipment and resources to support you during your course.

What could I do next?

On successful completion of the intermediate apprenticeship you may decide to progress onto the advanced apprenticeship in Land Based Service Engineering: https://webapp.wiltshire.ac.uk/coursestng/Infosheet/8414

Or seek further employment within the industry. 

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.