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Advanced Apprenticeship College-Course: Level 3 Apprenticeship Land-based Service Engineering Technician

Accredited by Lantra


The Land-based Service Engineering Technician advanced level apprenticeship is ideal if you're employed as a land-based service engineer and interested in developing your technical, professional skills and knowledge. You'll develop the expertise to work autonomously, using your own initiative, and in the long-term, be able to mentor and supervise junior colleagues and dispense advice to customers on machinery. Study a Level 3 qualification while you work.

Course highlights

  • Train in an industry with a demand for competent engineers.
  • Successful completion of this apprenticeship will be accepted by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) as meeting the Engineering Council's requirements for Engineering Technician (EngTech) registration.
  • Gain on-the-job experience and qualifications whilst employed and earning a wage

If you're looking for a practical engineering career, an apprenticeship in land-based service engineering will offer you a wide range of opportunities and prospects.

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This apprenticeship, delivered by Writtle College, offers you a unique opportunity as a national scheme working exclusively with Case and New Holland (CNH). This means that not only do you get the excellent training and support from Writtle College, you also get access to the resources of CNH's National Training Centre in Basildon.

As an apprentice on the Land-Based Service Engineering Technician course, you'll learn how to diagnose and repair engines, hydraulics, power transmission, vehicle electrics, welding and many other topics. You will cover the theory and practical aspects and have the opportunity to work on CNH's latest products.

Key facts

An apprenticeship is a job with training, combining practical experience with vocational learning.


At least 20% of your contracted working hours will be classed as 'off-the-job'. This time will be dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship, and therefore is not part of your usual work duties.


The off-the-job learning will be delivered through on-campus learning sessions and activities, and practical learning experiences in your usual work setting.


The off-the-job learning for our Land-Based Service Engineering Technician Advanced Apprenticeship is delivered through workshops at Writtle College.


Topics included in this apprenticeship are listed below.



Throughout your on-the-job training you will develop a portfolio to demonstrate your core knowledge, skills and behaviours and be assessed throughout your training. You must also either already have maths and English at level 2 or obtain these prior to the end-point-assessment.


You will also undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete your apprenticeship.


The EPA for this apprenticeship consists of three parts: i. Online Knowledge Test; ii. Practical Tasks; iii. Presentation and Professional Discussion.


Accredited by Lantra

Lantra work with a wide range of employers and apprenticeship training providers to provide essential levels of support and quality independent assessment of End Point Assessments (EPA) across many apprenticeships in the land-based sector.


Upon successful completion of this course, you'll have a Level 3 Land-based Service Engineering Technician apprenticeship as well as a minimum of 36 months' relevant work experience.

Successful land-based service engineering apprentices gain a wide range of skills and knowledge. As a result, they often go on to develop successful careers in management, sales, product development and research.

Engineers will be crucial in helping the land-based sector deal with the climate and production challenges we face in the future. This apprenticeship will provide the best possible start to becoming involved in these future challenges and prepare you for a long-term and rewarding career.

Entry requirements

In addition to any person specifications set out by your employer, these are the entry requirements for the course.

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How to apply

An apprentice needs to be in paid employment, so whilst you can apply for the apprenticeship before you find an employer, you’ll need to be employed before you can start the course.

Already employed?

If you are already employed in a suitable job role, you can apply directly by completing this application form.

To apply for an apprenticeship, you need to have the support of your employer. If you already have the support of your employer or have any questions before talking to them, please do not hesitate to contact one of our apprenticeship experts who will be happy to help.

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Visit our Writtle Apprenticeship Vacancies page to see all our live vacancies and get tips on how to get an apprenticeship job.

For employers

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of this apprenticeship, then the Writtle College Apprenticeship Team are here to help. Get in touch today on the details above or take a look at our information for employers.

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