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Apprenticeship - Landbased Engineering

Programme Description

An Apprenticeship is a work based learning programme at Level 3 where the learner is "earning while learning". The programme is ideally suited to employees who have some element of responsibility within their job role. 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 3 Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale.

At a Glance

  Part Time

  It will take between 12 and 24 months to complete the Apprenticeship framework dependent on ability and prior experience.

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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

Programme Content

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

  • Level 3 Diploma in Work based Landbased Engineering Operations
  • Essential Skills Wales Application of Number Level 2
  • Essential Skills Wales Communication Level 2
  • Essential Skills Digital Literacy Level 2
  • (In some circumstances previously achieved proxy qualifications may be used)

Progression & Employment

Learners who have successfully completed this Apprenticeship can progress onto a Higher Apprenticeship at Level 4 if available.

Method of Assessment

Coursework, written and oral questioning, work based observations and work based evidence. 

Entry Requirements

The land-based engineering industry wants the entry requirements for the apprenticeship to be flexible, so therefore has suggested that one of the following should be completed: 

Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Landbased Engineering 

Practical experience within the industry 

Minimum of five years practical experience within the industry 

5 GCSEs (A-C) or A-levels