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Land-based Engineering (Ground Care) at SCQF L6

Who is it suitable for?

This SVQ is for individuals who have significant experience in their job role, which may include a workshop supervisor, independent technician or a technical demonstrator in ground care machinery (includes 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.  

A workshop supervisor will have a good understanding of land-based products, including parts.  They will support their manager and act as deputy in their absence.  They will also ensure customers’ requirements are met and any issues resolved.

Independent technicians may work for a land-based dealership or be self employed.  They are usually very skilled in a range of land-based equipment.

A technical demonstrator will be able to sell, install and use new and existing land-based equipment.  They will need good machine operating skills and understanding of all products.


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 and/or management 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 3 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 pproved centre.



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