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With the backing of the major manufacturers of agricultural (including milking equipment), horticultural, forestry and ground care equipment, the Landbased Technician Accreditation schemes (LTA) have been developed by AEA and MEA, in conjunction with IAgrE, with the support of BAGMA, on behalf of the land based engineering sector.
LTA Professional Technicians come together at Cereals
The objectives of the schemes are to provide a nationwide means of benchmarking, monitoring and assessing the competence of technicians employed within the sector. The LTA schemes will also provide encouragement and recognition for both employers and technicians who voluntarily commit to continual professional development in pursuit of technical support excellence.
There are two distinct schemes designed for different parts of the sector, one covering milking equipment and one for other fixed and mobile equipment (such as tractors, combine harvesters, mowers and turfcare machinery) distributed through agricultural and groundscare dealerships.
Both schemes ensure parity of esteem and both schemes have, as a component part, registration as an Engineering Technician with the Engineering Council through the industry’s professional body, IAgrE.
Click LTAMEA to access the LTAMEA site for milking equipment technicians and LTA to access the LTA site covering the scheme for tractors, combines, associated agricultural and grounds and turfcare equipment technicians