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Land-based Engineering (Ground Care) at SCQF L5

Who is it suitable for?

This SVQ is for individuals who work in roles such as service technicians and sports ground care technicians for ground care machinery, including garden, sports turf and local grounds maintenance machinery.


The purpose and aim of this SVQ is to provide individuals working in the land-based engineering sector with a qualification which demonstrates their competence to maintain the specialist vehicles and machines in their specialist area.  These technicians will keep equipment and machinery in good working order through planned maintenance, as well as diagnosing and repairing as required.


For some individuals, these qualifications could provide a useful recognition of their professional competence, to aid their step from one job role to another, e.g. moving into supervisory roles.  For others, it could prepare them for progression to further learning and training.

This IMI SVQ is also a key component of Lantra SSC Land-based Engineering Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship framework.  The Lantra Apprenticeship seeks to fill skills gaps identified by the land-based engineering sector, including technical knowledge, computer literacy, customer care and basic technical skills.


In order to achieve this SVQ learners are required to produce evidence of occupational competence; which is their ability to use all their skills and knowledge to complete tasks effectively.  The qualification also uses some online tests to demonstrate the learner’s knowledge and understanding of the subject.

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.


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