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Plant Mechanic Apprenticeship Level 2 Land Based Service Engineer

Duration: Typically 18 to 24 months 
Locations: Bircham (Norfolk) 
Dates: Continuous start dates available 
Funding: See Grants and funding below

Typically 18 to 24 months working towards the apprenticeship standard, a minimum of 20% of this time is to be completed as off the job training.  College attendance is completed in blocks of 1-4 weeks duration and counts towards the off the job training.

Please make sure that you have read and understood the entry requirements (see below) and booking terms and conditions for this course.

Course content

The course will give the delegate the Knowledge, Skills, and Occupational Behaviours to become a Professional and Successful Service Engineer in the challenging and fast paced industry of Construction Plant Repairs and Maintenance. The College based training and assessment part of the apprenticeship includes the skills and underpinning knowledge of the Health and Safety Legislations and behaviours in the Construction industry.  Underpinning knowledge, maintenance and basic repairs of the operating systems associated with the various types of machinery and equipment used within the construction industry, this will include:

  • Servicing and basic maintenance requirements and repairs
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Power units and fuel systems
  • Brake systems
  • Transmission systems
  • Undercarriage, steering and suspension
  • Bench fitting
  • Welding and cutting

The course will also expand the delegates communication, planning skills, awareness of safe working practices and the need to be a team player within the work environment.

Teaching and assessment

  • A mixture of on-the-job training and supervision. College based training, split between classroom theory and workshop practical sessions. Maths and English mandatory requirements met.

Methods of Assessments

The apprentice will be regularly assessed during the college-based training via practical tasks and written assignments which will include constructive feedback from the instructors. The apprentice will be expected to complete a Log of Progression, detailing their development of knowledge, skills, and behaviours. There will also be a series of End Point Assessments (EPA) which includes an On-line Knowledge Test, Practical Assessments, and a Professional Interview.

Qualifications you gain

Level 2 Land Based Service Engineer.

Level 1 Functional skills.

Mandatory entry requirements


The employer will set selection criteria, however, this will include Maths and English GCSE Grade 3-9 or D-A. Basic understanding of information and communication technology. The apprentice will have to achieve Level 1 English and Maths before taking the End Point Assessment.

Personal Skills

  • A good communicator
  • Willingness to learn
  • Team player
  • Work to a safe standard
  • Quality focused

Grants and funding

Grants are available for eligible employers. For further information please visit our grant pages.

Apply here - online application form

Need more information?

Contact one of our account managers

Jason Haslam

Sarah Forbes

Or phone Course booking line: 0344 994 4433