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Foundation Apprenticeship - Landbased Engineering

Programme Description



A Foundation Apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme at Level 2, where the learner is "earning while learning".  The programme is aimed at learners over the age of 16.  The Apprentice will be employed and receive at least the minimum Apprenticeship wage.  The Apprentice will attend college on a block release basis and should achieve the Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale. 


Programme Features



  • All learners will be supported by a Training Adviser/Assessor who will monitor progress towards achieving targets on a regular basis
  • The Training Adviser/Assessor will liaise closely with the employer to ensure that qualifications are achieved within the timescale
  • The Training Adviser/Assessor will assess the Apprentice in the workplace as and when required

Progression & Employment



Learners who have successfully completed this Foundation Apprenticeship can progress onto an Apprenticeship at Level 3.


Programme Content



Learners following this Foundation Apprenticeship will have to achieve a framework of qualifications, which will include:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Landbased Engineering Operations
  • Essential Skills Wales Application of Number Level 1
  • Essential Skills Wales Communication Level 1
  • Essential Skills Digital Literacy Level 1
  • (In some circumstances previously achieved proxy qualifications may be used)

Programme Assessment



Coursework, assignments, work based observations and work based evidence.


Programme Entry Requirements



Entry requirements for the Level 2 Foundation Apprenticeship in Landbased Engineering, students must complete a one year Level 2 full time course, and practical work experience that will help learners understand the sector prior to starting.

These programmes are part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government