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Landbased Engineering Apprenticeship – Level 2

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Courses Code
PW2APSLBE
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  • Course aim

    This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who works as a Land-based Service Engineer maintaining a range of machinery, plant and equipment in one sectors such as agriculture, forestry and horticulture. The occupational title will be prefixed by the industry sector and will include, Agricultural Service Engineer, Construction and Plant Service Engineer, Outdoor Power Equipment Service Engineer, Forestry Equipment Service Engineer or Fixed Plant and Equipment Service Engineer.

    A LBSE will typically work on the employers premises under supervision and where appropriate and safe to do so work on their own initiative. They work on a diverse range of tasks and machinery, plant and equipment specific to their sector within land-based engineering industry. New and second hand machinery for sale and hire. Routine servicing of equipment, repairs, cleaning, dismantling and re-assembling of component parts.

    Work is generally based in a workshop or garage but can be outdoors and can be as part of a team but must also be able to work independently.

  • Course content

    The operations typically take place under the supervision of a senior technician in the workplace or on the customer’s site, in which case this can be outdoors. The nature of the job role can create challenges ranging from routine servicing or maintenance to the repair of elementary mechanical faults. This requires a diverse blend of skills, industry underpinning knowledge and the disciplines required for environmental and safe working practices.

  • Course assessment

    The apprentice will attend college one day a week.

    The apprentice will study the core knowledge, skills and behaviours as laid out in the apprenticeship plan.

    Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take tests for Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end point assessment.

  • Benefits to employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    There’s a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles to help you choose a qualification that suits your business needs. This helps you match the skills of the employees to the skills that you need.

    Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%)

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeships costs regardless of the age of the learner.

    Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy.

  • Benefits to apprentices

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

    The Government is committed to ensuring that everyone is able to benefit from the life changing opportunities of an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are opening the door to professions that used to only be an option for people with a traditional degree.

    Apprenticeships are more than just another way to gain a qualification and can give you the skills you need to progress your career.

  • Course aim

    This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who works as a Land-based Service Engineer maintaining a range of machinery, plant and equipment in one sectors such as agriculture, forestry and horticulture. The occupational title will be prefixed by the industry sector and will include, Agricultural Service Engineer, Construction and Plant Service Engineer, Outdoor Power Equipment Service Engineer, Forestry Equipment Service Engineer or Fixed Plant and Equipment Service Engineer.

    A LBSE will typically work on the employers premises under supervision and where appropriate and safe to do so work on their own initiative. They work on a diverse range of tasks and machinery, plant and equipment specific to their sector within land-based engineering industry. New and second hand machinery for sale and hire. Routine servicing of equipment, repairs, cleaning, dismantling and re-assembling of component parts.

    Work is generally based in a workshop or garage but can be outdoors and can be as part of a team but must also be able to work independently.

  • Course content

    The operations typically take place under the supervision of a senior technician in the workplace or on the customer’s site, in which case this can be outdoors. The nature of the job role can create challenges ranging from routine servicing or maintenance to the repair of elementary mechanical faults. This requires a diverse blend of skills, industry underpinning knowledge and the disciplines required for environmental and safe working practices.

  • Course assessment

    The apprentice will attend college one day a week.

    The apprentice will study the core knowledge, skills and behaviours as laid out in the apprenticeship plan.

    Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take tests for Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end point assessment.

  • Benefits to employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    There’s a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles to help you choose a qualification that suits your business needs. This helps you match the skills of the employees to the skills that you need.

    Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%)

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeships costs regardless of the age of the learner.

    Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy.

  • Benefits to apprentices

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

    The Government is committed to ensuring that everyone is able to benefit from the life changing opportunities of an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are opening the door to professions that used to only be an option for people with a traditional degree.

    Apprenticeships are more than just another way to gain a qualification and can give you the skills you need to progress your career.

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