The Turf Technician apprenticeship develops exactly the same skills as its agricultural equivalent, but with the focus more on machines used by golf courses, sports grounds, local authorities, landscapers and country estates.
Our Land-Based Service Engineering Technician apprenticeship follows the level 3 Apprenticeship Standard; Land-Based Service Engineering Technician (ST0243)
The program duration is approximately 36 to 48 months and includes 24 weeks of block release training spread over 3 years. This is conducted at our purpose-built training facility in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire. In your first year, you will complete 1, 2-week induction block, followed by an additional 3, 2-week training blocks spread throughout the year. In your second year, you will have an additional 4, 2-week training blocks spread throughout the year with a further 4, 2-week training blocks in the third year.
English & Maths will be embedded into the training blocks or delivered during additional blocks if required (dependant on prior achievement & initial assessment results). Apprentices are required to have achieved English & Maths at GCSE A-C or 4 & above, or Functional Skills Level 2 prior to being put forward for EPA.
At the end of your training period, your employer will decide if you are ready for EPA. This is done using the evidence collected throughout your apprenticeship and discussions with the training provider. The EPA itself will consist of online tests, practical observations, and professional discussions.
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