BCoT Logo

Due to essential system maintenance you will not be able to apply or enroll onto courses from 7am on Sat 1st October till 8pm on Sat 1st October. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes. 


Land Based Service Engineering Technician Standard


Course Overview

Institute of Apprenticeships reference number: ST0243

LBSE Technicians typically work on site utilising their own initiative in a customer facing role. They are often called upon to mentor and supervise junior colleagues and dispense advice to customers on machinery selection. Typically they are involved in all aspects of;

  • Preparation, installation and handover of complex technologically advanced machinery, plant and equipment and the verification of its performance to the manufacturers specification and customers satisfaction
  • Diagnosis and repair of complex faults in machinery, plant and equipment
  • Conducting complex repairs of machinery, equipment, and their components which may include supervising a junior colleague to assist in aspects of the repair.
  • Conducting inspections of machines and the compilation of machinery condition reports
  • Compilation of repair proposals, estimates and quotations and the implementation of timely and cost effective repairs

This requires a blend of skills, knowledge and behaviours, safe working and environmental practice capabilities covering; power units, power trains, fabrication, mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic system applications. These will be used in the context of the machinery and equipment in the chosen industry sector. The technician will typically have an understanding of the interface between machine, biological systems and the working environment for example climate, soil, plant and animals. The nature of the industry will present technical challenges ranging from simple mechanics to the diagnosis and repair of complex mechanical, electronic and telemetry systems. These operations may take place in the employer’s workplace or on the customer’s site requiring flexible working hours as dictated by seasonal requirements. Technicians may be called upon to advise customers and support work colleagues.

The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 36 Months study.

Please refer to the Institute of Apprenticeships for full details of the Standard and End Point Assessment plan.

Course Content

Completed at college over 36 Months; 

Year 1 - (Optional) Either ERBL026 or ERBL018.

Year 2 - Either ERBL028 or ERBL030 Y1

Year 3 - The second year of the selected course from year two.

If required English and/or Math's Functional skills level 2.

Completed at the workplace over 36 Months; 

A workbased E- Portfolio of evidence.

20% Off The Job Training (agreed by the employer and Training Provider).

Entry Requirement

Employers set the selection criteria for their apprentices. Typically this includes 4 GCSE’s at Grade C or equivalent to include English, mathematics and a science subject. In addition it is desirable that the candidate has an understanding of Information and Communication Technology.

Apprentices without level 2 English and math's will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment. Apprentices holding a level 2 apprenticeship meeting the employer’s criteria typically will be able to complete the level 3 apprenticeship in a reduced timescale.


The college courses are assessed through the completion of college assignments.

The workplace competency is assessed by the candidate completing a portfolio of evidence gathered from workplace activities.

Upon completion of the above training you will be required to complete an End Point Assessment which be delivered by the End Point assessment team.

The course offers progression to the HNC and is a recognised means of career progression within the engineering industry.

Apply Today

Apply Now

Course Outline

Course Code: EP12
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 3 Years
Start Date: TBC.
Basingstoke College of Technology I 2021
Disability Confident Logo Matrix Logo Ofsted Good Provider Logo AccessAble Logo QAA Logo ESFA Logo Global Vocational Skills Logo Google for Education Logo Stop and Search Logo