Lantra is the Sector Skills Council which supports skills and training for people and businesses in the land-based and environmental sector.

They cover 16 occupational areas grouped around:

  • Land management and production
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Environmental industries.

Businesses in land-based engineering work with:

  • Agricultural machinery (including tractors, combine harvesters, sprayers)
  • Groundcare machinery (including garden, sports turf and local grounds maintenance machinery also known as 'outdoor power equipment)
  • Forestry machinery (including chainsaws and chippers)
  • Fixed machinery (including grain/crop processing and milking equipment
  • Construction machinery (including lift trucks and mini diggers).

LANTRA has developed a Modern Apprenticeship in Land-based Engineering at two different levels to support the skills needs of the sector in Scotland.

Framework Details

More information about the industry can be found on the Lantra website.

Update from January 2015

Revised frameworks were approved by the Modern Apprenticeship Group and are available from 9th February 2015.