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This Modern Apprenticeship helps employees with little or no experience in the land-based engineering sector, as well as for upskilling existing teams. This apprenticeship can lead to roles including service technician, ground care technician, land-based engineer, field service engineer, product support provider and after-sales contact. It’s suitable for staff whose responsibilities involve supplying and maintaining equipment and machinery for the agriculture, horticulture, arboriculture, forestry or ground care industry.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for a land-based engineering qualification at SCQF level 5, specialising in one of the following areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Arboriculture/Forestry
  • Ground Care
Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this Modern Apprenticeship, but candidates should be committed to pursuing a career in the land-based engineering sector.

Progression and development

After completing this Modern Apprenticeship, your employees will have the skills and experience they need to progress to the SCQF level 6 Modern Apprenticeship or an engineering degree.

SCQF qualification levels explained

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SCQF level 6

Your employee will study for a land-based engineering qualification at SCQF level 6, specialising in one of the following areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Arboriculture/Forestry
  • Ground Care
Entry requirements

Candidates should have completed the Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 5, or have equivalent qualifications or experience.

Progression and development

After completing this Modern Apprenticeship, your employees will have the skills and experience needed for a qualified technician role – and could join the industry recognised Land-based Technician accreditation scheme.

Alternatively, they can progress to an engineering degree, or move into parts, sales or management fields.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How much will it cost?

Training

We will contribute towards the training costs, paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use the contribution tables to work out the funding level for this framework:

Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table (16-24 age group)
Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table (25+ age group)

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach which will meet the needs of your business.

Salary

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employees to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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