About the framework
This framework specifies the standards and the criteria for the delivery of level 2 apprenticeship training to achieve qualified status within the agricultural engineering industry. Successful completion of the apprenticeship will lead to the award of a level 2 qualification and recognition as a qualified person within the industry sector.
Achievement of a level 2 apprenticeship in land-based engineering will be assessed by verification through the appropriate awarding body.
You must complete a combined competence-based and knowledge-based qualification, along with the mandatory essential skills qualifications.
Mandatory essential skills
To successfully complete the apprenticeship, you must achieve the following essential skills qualifications as part of the apprenticeship, or already hold a recognised equivalent:
- application of number – level 1
- communication – level 1
- information and communication technology – level 1
However, any qualifications you already have are assessed against the framework requirements and may result in an exemption from the above.
Competency and knowledge qualifications
You need to complete a combined competency-based and knowledge-based qualification, chosen from the list below.
Combined competence and knowledge based qualification:
- City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Land-based Engineering Operations 501/0302/7
- IMI Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Land-based Engineering Operations 600/5109/7
- IMI Level 2 Diploma In Work-based Land-based Engineering Operations Power Equipment 601/0608/6
Eligibility and entry to the programme
You must be a new employee, or an existing employee taking on a new role to take part in the programme. There are no formal entry requirements for learners undertaking this apprenticeship, however employers may apply their own criteria at recruitment.
Employers and training contractors must ensure that learners have the potential and opportunity to gain the apprenticeship successfully.
See also the DfE operational requirements.
Apprenticeship duration can vary and will be agreed between the apprentice, training contractor and employer.
For this framework, the participant is required to complete a suitable employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) workbook. Framework certification is issued on confirmation from the training contractor that ERR has been completed.
In order to provide the trainee with further breadth of skills, knowledge, understanding and experience all learners are advised to complete at least one of the following as an optional enhancement*: -
- Emergency First Aid (one-day course approved by the Health and Safety Executive)
- Basic Tractor Driving
- Safe Use of Abrasive Wheel Machines
- Safe Use of Pedestrian Controlled Two-Wheeled Tractors
- Safe Use of Turf Maintenance Equipment
- All-Terrain Vehicle Handling
- Approved Manufacturers' Technical Courses
*No additional funding is available for optional enhancements.
It is the responsibility of the training contractor/college to ensure that all components of this framework are delivered in accordance with apprenticeshipsni operational requirements.
The apprentice must be employed from day one.
The content of this framework (Framework 03 Issue 06: 03/21) has been agreed by the Department for the Economy. For further information, contact: