About the Course
For those with practical experience within the land-based industry. This course can be undertaken as a progression from the National Certificate Land-based Engineering by gaining extra practical experience at a dealership or repair workshop.
Applicants must be employed within the industry or have an employer who would be willing to employ them. National Certificate Land-based Engineering or SVQ at SCQF Level 5. Applicants are normally expected to have a National 5 (A-C) in English and Maths or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience.
A range of topics will be covered during the course including mechanical principles, tools and equipment, material preparation, shaping and assembling, servicing and maintenance, thermal joining processes, cooling and lubrication, servicing and repairing electrical systems on land-based equipment, braking systems, steering systems, transmission systems, cutting and mowing equipment, general ground care equipment, developing personal performance and maintaining working relationships.
A Modern Apprenticeship can be achieved by learners completing SVQ at SCQF Level 5 and 6 qualifications plus Industry recognised material handling/fork lift truck certificate or Industry recognised trailer towing certificate and refrigerant handling course which is legislative or nationally recognised or Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) course which is legislative or nationally recognised or Industry recognised installation course e.g. Manufacturer’s course.