Land-Based Service Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Land Based Service Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Construction or Plant pathways available

Course Details

  • Department

  • Qualification

    Level 3
  • Length

    18 months
  • Location(s)


Course at a glance

An apprenticeship is a job with training. The job must have a productive purpose and should provide the apprentice with the opportunity to embed and consolidate the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need for their immediate job and future career.

Entry Requirements


L3 Apprenticeship Standards require the Apprentice to have prior experience in the Sector and be working in a role with sufficient responsibility to enable them to demonstrate all of the Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours required.

General qualification requirements: L2 (or equivalent) English and Maths qualifications or Level 2 Land-based Service Engineering (STO242/02) Construction & Plant or Agricultural standard.

Cost for students aged Under 19


for students over the age of 19 please contact us

Course summary

Written by employers, the Land-based Service Engineer Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard suitable for technicians looking to further their skills in land-based service engineering. Apprentices can gain experience in providing advanced technical support and guidance across a diverse range of agricultural machinery or plant machinery and equipment.

Designed with different learning styles in mind, IMI’s solution ensures apprentices are fully engaged and prepared for their End-Point Assessment (EPA). This new standard is suited to those who would have typically undertaken the Level 3 Land-based Engineering apprenticeship framework.


Land-based Service Engineering 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. Typically they are involved in the inspection, diagnosis and repair of complex faults in machinery, plant and equipment as well as compiling repair proposals, estimates and quotations for customers.

Key Information

Inspection, diagnosis and repair of complex faults in construction or agricultural machinery and equipment as well as compiling repair proposals, estimates and quotations for customers.


On successful completion of the training period, you will move through End Point Assessment Gateway and be in a position to undertake the assessments required in order to achieve your apprenticeship.

The End Point Assessment will only start once the employer is satisfied that you are consistently working at or above the level set out in the occupational standard, the pre-requisite gateway requirements have been met and that they can be evidenced to an End Point Assessment Organisation.

The End Point Assessor will be appointed by the EPAO and will be entirely independent to the college.

For this apprenticeship the End Point Assessment will include:

  • On-line Knowledge Exam
  • Practical assessment of tasks
  • Presentation and professional interview

For most apprentices these assessments will take place at college, although they can be taken in the workplace.

Your apprenticeship will be graded Fail, Pass, Merit or Distinction.



1 year (10 week blocks spread across a 1 year period) plus 6 month End Point Assessment (EPA) window


This could be reduced where an apprentice holds previous experience, or holds a relevant Level 2 qualification.

Individual employers will set their own selection criteria.

L3 Apprenticeship Standards require the Apprentice to have prior experience in the Sector and be working in a role with sufficient responsibility to enable them to demonstrate all of the Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours required.




General requirements:

Learners must be employed as an apprentice within the sector at a minimum of 30 hours per week.

· L2 (or equivalent) English and Maths qualifications

· Level 2 Land-based Service Engineering (STO242/02) Construction & Plant or Agricultural standard




Employers pay for apprenticeship training, where fees are applicable. We will discuss this with your employer when we complete a set-up with them.

The fees charged for the apprenticeship include any awarding body registration costs, all on-programme teaching, assessment and support delivered by the college, support materials, access to college facilities such as the Learning Resource Centre, Student Moodle, and access to wider college student support services where required.



Employers must pay apprentices at least the minimum rate set out by current National Minimum Wage Legislation. This includes payment for all off-job learning and any associated costs such as travel and accommodation. Many employers pay considerably more than the National Minimum Wage.

Click here to find more information about the National Minimum Wage.

Employer involvement

  • Will assist with workplace training (based around an minimum of 6 hours per working week) and the collection of evidence for the eLogbook
  • Will assess and pass judgement on progress throughout the Apprenticeship
  • Will take part in periodic progress reviews with college assessor and learner
  • Will coordinate with the training organisation to confirm that all the requirements to proceed to End Point Assessment have been met


College input

  • Responsible for the coordination of the Apprenticeship with the employer, mentor and the IMI
  • Will provide the required off-the-job training and assessment as outlined in the Apprenticeship Standard
  • Allocate an assessor to carry out periodic progress reviews
  • Will arrange for registration of the Apprenticeship and the End Point Assessment
  • Host EPA, providing suitable equipment and resources

How to apply

Registration of interest should be made using the college application form or via the college website.

This form can be found at:

Upon receipt of your application you will have an interview with the Course Manager.

Further information

Further information is available on:

Further Information: Institute of the Motor Industry

Or, for more information, contact the Apprenticeship Admin team on: 

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