As an apprentice you will have a job and earn a wage whilst building up knowledge and skills within the land-based service engineering industry. The Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard comprises a Work-Based Diploma in Land-Based Engineering Operations, Functional Skills (English, Maths and ICT), Emergency First Aid and Abrasive Wheels. The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships also include Forklift Truck Handling.
Alternatively, you may be directed to study a framework of qualifications made up of a Work-Based Diploma in Land-Based Engineering Operations, Functional Skills (English, Maths and ICT), Employee Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).
Level 2 Apprenticeship:
- Understanding how to use, service and maintain tools
- Servicing and maintenance on land-based equipment
- Servicing and repairing engines and components
- Monitoring and maintaining health and safety.
Level 3 Apprenticeship:
- Recognising and reducing risks in the work area
- Monitoring the handover and installation of land-based equipment
- Maintaining electronic control and monitoring systems.
Application is through out online application form, by calling 01964 553044 or by the Common Application Process (CAP).
These apprenticeships usually take between 24 and 42 months to complete.
More advanced courses are available at the College for further progression.
Work in the industry as a skilled technician for machinery dealerships and manufacturers, agricultural and environmental consultancies, local authorities and government departments.
You must have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent. For the Level 3 Apprenticeship, you must have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Engineering. For both levels, you must also pass an initial assessment, secure work as an apprentice and have one satisfactory reference.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Land-Based Technology
Ashley is travelling the world as a vehicle mechanic in the army after completing his two-year Engineering course.
He is confident his time at Bishop Burton College has prepared him for this exciting opportunity.
“We have covered a really wide variety of things,” said Ashley. “The tutors are always really helpful when you need them.
“I will now be joining the army as a vehicle mechanic and going around the world. The travelling, the fact I will be able to gain more
qualifications and get to make new friends all appeal to me.
“I have learned a lot at the College that will help me as I will be staying in the industry. There will be a lot of skills that I will be able to transfer over.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time at Bishop Burton.”