Course Title: Land-Based Service Engineering Technician
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Department: Agriculture
Course Type: Apprenticeship

LBSE 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.


Course Content

Some of the knowledge, skills and behaviour aspects you will cover will include:
The procedures used to carry out a risk assessment, identify risks and implement a plan to reduce and mitigate hazards both in the workplace and on site
The identification, application and care of diagnostic tools and equipment used within the job role. E.g. diagnostic platforms, engine performance analysis equipment, electrical and hydraulic diagnostic equipment specific to the industry sector worked within.
How to read and interpret complex wiring and hydraulic circuit diagrams relevant to the industry sector worked within and to relate this information to logical fault finding and diagnosis
The underpinning repair principles and practices used in the diagnosis and repair of complex technological systems, and electro – hydraulic systems
How to record information and communicate concisely using a range of manual and electronic techniques. Typically this will include recording diagnostic data, production of machinery condition reports, the preparation of out of season service reports, repair proposals and quotations, incident reports for manufacturer’s service departments and the completion of installation and handover documentation.
How to access and interpret technical data and the influence of operational conditions in the diagnosis and repair of current and emerging technology.
Techniques used in logical diagnosis and verification of complex machinery, plant and equipment performance.
How to work professionally and engage in continual professional development.

Entry Requirements

Employers set the selection criteria for their apprentices. Typically this includes 4 GCSE’s at Grade C or equivalent to include English, mathematics and a science subject. In addition it is desirable that the candidate has an understanding of Information and Communication Technology. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment. Apprentices holding a level 2 apprenticeship meeting the employer’s criteria typically will be able to complete the level 3 apprenticeship in a reduced timescale.

Next Steps

Successful completion of this apprenticeship will be accepted by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) as meeting the Engineering Councils requirements for Engineering Technician (EngTech) registration

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
We run on demand. Contact us for dates. Apprenticeship
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Location & Contact Details


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