Land-based Service Engineer (9201)

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2018

Product code 9201

New Apprenticeship Standards are designed by employer groups to be rigorous and respond to employers’ needs.

The Land-based Service Engineer apprenticeship standard is approved by the Institute of Apprenticeships and is replacing the current Level 2 Land-based Engineering SASE framework.

City & Guilds’ end-point assessment service enables apprentices to evidence the core skills, knowledge and behaviours required for working as an engineer within the land-based and construction plant sector. Apprentices will be required to work on and maintain a diverse range of tasks and machinery, plant and equipment specific to their chosen industry. 

There are five land-based service engineer end-point assessment options to choose from, depending upon the needs of the employer, which are:

• Land-based Service Engineer (Agriculture)
• Land-based Service Engineer (Arboriculture and Forestry)
• Land-based Service Engineer (Construction Plant Maintenance)
• Land-based Service Engineer (Fixed Plant and Storage)
• Land-based Service Engineer (Ground Care)

The nature of the job role presents challenges ranging from routine maintenance to the repair of elementary mechanical faults. This requires a diverse blend of skills, underpinning industry knowledge and the behaviours and disciplines required for environmentally aware and safe working practices.

As a trainee land-based service engineer apprentices will typically be supervised by a senior technician in the workplace or on a customer’s site. They may have to work outdoors and where appropriate and safe to do so, may be approved to work on their own initiative.

On-programme

On-programme is the learning phase for apprentices to pick up the skills, knowledge and behaviours set out in the standard. There is a requirement for apprentices to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme stage of their apprenticeship and specific rules govern this element. We recommended you use our cost effective and innovative e-portfolio solution that lets you dramatically improve the delivery of this apprenticeship standard by tracking apprentices’ progress online in real time, and helps evidence the 20% off-the-job learning. This will allow apprentices to develop their skills, improve their knowledge and monitor their own progress towards the end-point assessment.

Formative on-programme assessment will also allow employers and training providers to provide feedback to apprentices to assist in their development and to monitor apprentice progress. It is recommended this process be planned at the start, displaying tasks and timings to ensure apprentices are fully involved and informed, so they can make good progress towards achieving competence at the end.

It is recommended any on-programme assessments be combined into a portfolio completed to an adequate standard prior to starting the end-point assessment. The portfolio should include:

• A log book with entries maintained by the apprentice that demonstrates development through the apprenticeship period.
• Any appraisals which should include particular reference to the apprentice’s development of skills, knowledge and behaviours.. Employers, in conjunction with training providers, are strongly recommended to use a quarterly appraisal system to monitor the progress of the apprentice, to provide feedback and guide their development.

Employers and training providers will need to work closely to plan and deliver appropriate formative assessments. This process should focus on the employability factors that add value for the employer as it centres on real work competencies carried out in a real work environment.

It may be advantageous that additional on-programme assessments are carried out by the employer and training provider in order to enhance apprentice development where required. These may be set and carried out by the training provider or employer at their discretion as needs arise, however the outcomes could form part of the apprentice’s portfolio.

The City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Land-based Engineering Operations (0059) is an optional qualification that has pathways which align to the five pathways noted above. This qualification is closely aligned to the content of the apprenticeship standard and enhances the on-programme experience for the apprentice and employer, supporting on-programme formative assessment.

End-point assessment

The end-point assessment will demonstrate that the apprentice can perform in a fully competent and productive way. Assessment towards the City & Guilds Land-based Service Engineer apprenticeship consists of three components. All components must be passed for the apprentice to meet the apprenticeship standard:

• An online multiple-choice test under controlled conditions to test the knowledge of apprentices covering the areas not covered by the other forms of assessment.
• The apprentice will undertake three real work practical tests with verbal knowledge questions to test the knowledge skills and behaviours learnt during their apprenticeship. City & Guilds will set the exercises, and examples have been provided in the training specification. Verbal questioning relevant to the exercise undertaken may be used before, during or after the practical exercise to assess the apprentice’s knowledge. These tests will be time bound and each task will take one hour and 45 minutes in total to undertake.
• A 60-minute structured discussion between the apprentice and their independent endpoint assessor. This is a chance to gather or explore further evidence. The conversation will be steered towards the knowledge, skills or behaviours in the standard and based on the log of progression.

The employer and City & Guilds will decide the assessment location for the online test, practical tests and professional interview. All three assessment components must however occur under controlled conditions and City & Guilds will define the resources required; only approved sites with these resources can be used

How to register

Interested in using our quality-assured on-programme materials or end-point assessment service? There are three ways to either find out more or to order what you need:
1. If you’re an existing City & Guilds customer, go to Walled Garden and select the materials you need or register your apprentice for end-point assessment. (You may need to submit a request to deliver if you don’t yet have approval for that standard.)
2. Get in touch with directsales@cityandguilds.com. Our Direct Sales Team can explain our different products and services and start getting you set up as a customer or give existing customers support on the new apprenticeship arrangements.
3. Speak to your City & Guilds Business Manager about how to access our products or how to register your apprentices with us.

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