Level 3 Apprenticeship in

Land-Based Service Engineering Technician

Reaseheath delivers agricultural engineering training for leading national and international companies including JCB, Case IH, New Holland and CLAAS.

This apprenticeship is suitable or employed land-based service engineers who are interested in developing their technical and professional skills and knowledge.

You will be trained by specialist staff in our fully equipped workshops to ensure you gain the technical knowledge required for a successful career in modern engineering.

View current vacancies

Course Information

What will I study?

  • Environmental, safe working and legal requirements
  • Use of specialist tools and equipment
  • Thermally and chemically joining metals and components
  • Advanced technical and engineering principles of land-based engineering machinery, plant and equipment
  • Service, maintenance and repair principles and practices for complex machinery, plant and equipment
  • Accessing, interpreting and applying technical data
  • Diagnosing faults and verifying machinery
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 24-36 months (block release)

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • Preferably 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths
  • Good understanding of IT systems
  • Entry assessment to be completed

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

  • Continue to progress within industry or study a degree at university

Career options

Useful information

How much will this course cost?

Apprenticeships are funded through government and employer contributions. If you are:

  • 16-18 working for a small business (<50) your training will be fully funded*
  • 19+ or working for a Medium size business (50+) an employer contribution may be required
  • Working for a large business or organisation (Payroll of £3m+) you training funded from your employers Digital Apprenticeship Service  Account

*small businesses who employ an apprentice between 16-18 may be eligible to receive a financial government incentive


Our college buses pick up over 1,400 students each day from a wide area. From September 2018 all college bus routes to Reaseheath will be FREE. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.

How do I apply?

If you have an employer and you would like to apply for an apprenticeship you can apply now online. You can also view our live vacancies or complete an online enquiry form and a member of the apprenticeship team will contact you.

For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website. 

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find out more information about becoming an apprentice or employing an apprentice by visiting our website.

Student Profile
Terry Kemp

Ambition: Agricultural engineer

School: Alness Academy, Ross-shire 

Age: 20

A trainee agricultural engineer with the Ravenhill New Holland dealership in Dingwall, near Inverness, Terry comes to college on block release three times a year to progress his training.

Although he enjoys his busy job at the dealership, he also looks forward to the very different experience he gets when he comes to college.
In the classroom he learns about relevant engineering systems and the latest technology while in our workshops he gets hands-on with the latest New Holland machinery and products, donated by industry partners. This balance ensures that our apprentices get the best possible experience and return to the workplace with updated skills.

In addition to his coursework, Terry has also enjoyed visiting New Holland’s main factory in Basildon.

Looking forward to achieving his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Land Based Technology, Terry says: “I enjoy coming to Reaseheath because I learn the background behind why I need to do things a certain way. It’s good to meet up with the other apprentices too, as we all come from different dealerships.

“I think that being offered an apprenticeship makes you feel more loyal to your company, and the training helps you do a better job.”