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Land-based Service Engineering L3 Standard

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    4+ years

  • Start Date
    September 2022

  • Venue
    City College Norwich

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2022, 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. Typically they are involved in all aspects of;

Preparation, installation and handover of complex technologically advanced machinery, plant and equipment and the verification of its performance to the manufacturers specification and customers satisfaction
Diagnosis and repair of complex faults in machinery, plant and equipment
Conducting complex repairs of machinery, equipment, and their components which may include supervising a junior colleague to assist in aspects of the repair.
Conducting inspections of machines and the compilation of machinery condition reports
Compilation of repair proposals, estimates and quotations and the implementation of timely and cost effective repairs

There are four course pathways for this Apprenticeship; Agricultural, Construction & Plant, Outdoor Power Equipment (Groundcare), or Fixed Plant & Equipment. The pathway will be chosen depending on the nature of the organisation you are working in.
This apprenticeship is delivered from our Easton Campus.

Entry Requirements

English: 4 / C Maths: 4 / C Two other subjects: 4 / C
In order to enrol onto an Apprenticeship, you need to be employed in a relevant job role and undertake a range of tasks which would enable you to complete the Apprenticeship qualification.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded with a Level 3 Land Based Service Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard, which includes the following;
Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Land Based Engineering Operations
Level 3 Diploma in Work Based Land Based Engineering Operations
If not previously achieved, Level 1-2 in English & Maths
First Aid


End Point Assessment
The Apprentice will be ready for End Point Assessment which includes:

Knowledge Test: assessed by an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), this test will consist of multiple-choice questions on a computer-based platform. Provisions can be made for paper-based assessments to be made available if reasonable adjustments require this.

Practical Tasks: assessed over 1 day by an Independent End Point Assessor (IEPA), this assessment will holistically assess skills, knowledge and behaviours acquired throughout the Apprenticeship.

Presentation and Professional Interview: assessed by an IEPA following the skills test, to confirm the learners understanding and to obtain further evidence of knowledge. It will extend and amplify the ability demonstrated in the Skills Test.


The impact of this course should support a learner’s progression which may include:

Registration with the I.Agr.E. (Institution of Agricultural Engineers)

Career Progression

The impact of this course should support a learner’s progression which may include:

Continuation, development or promotion at work or within this sector.


Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, the payroll of the employer and the number of employees. Course fees are paid by the employer and not the apprentice. Employers who take on an apprentice aged between 16-18 years old, or with an Educational Health Care Plan, will receive an Incentive Payment to help cover their costs. To discuss Apprenticeship course fees, employers should contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01603 773365 or email

For more information on recruiting an apprentice or if you would like to train your existing staff please contact our Apprenticeships Team on 01603 773365 or email

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