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September 1 year programme Level 2 Full-Time Kirkley Hall Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This qualification is suitable if you are 16 - 19 years old. A career in land-based engineering could be for you if you like to work as part of a teamand work outdoors, enjoy problem-solving and are interested in developing your analytical and IT skills.

Modern land-based engineering is not just about building larger and more powerful tractors and farm machinery. The skills required include robotics, computer-based imaging, GPS technology, science-based solutions, climate forecasting, technological solutions, environmental controls and more.

Although farming and food production is a major focus, the land-based engineering industry extends into everything from the countryside and forestry to sports-grounds and open spaces. This qualification could start you off on the first steps on your journey to an exciting and rewarding career.

You will gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge that are important when you are working in a land-based engineering setting, or progressing to further learning or training in this area.

You will need 5 GCSE's at grade 3-9 including Maths and English.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments:

- One health and safety assignment (externally set and externally marked)
- One exam sat under examination conditions (externally set and externally marked)
- One externally moderated assignment (externally set and internally marked)

Students who have not yet gained GCSE Maths and/or English at grade 4 or above will continue to study these as part of their programme.

Work experience will provide learners with the opportunity to participate in the world of work and gain practical experience that is relevant to both the qualification and future employment possibilities.

Each learner is expected to complete 150 hours of work experience placement as part of the programme.

This qualification covers the skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within the land-based engineering industry.

You will study the following mandatory content:

- Health and safety for the land-based industries
- Land-based engineering workshop practices
- Transmission and driveline operation principles
- Engine operation principles
- Fabrication, cutting and joining
- Land-based vehicle electrics
- Hydraulic systems
- Land-based vehicle and machinery operation
- Working in the land-based engineering industry

There is also a requirement to complete 150 hours of work experience.

City and Guilds

This qualification provides an opportunity for you to gain real work specific skills and knowledge, and enables you to link your technical learning to the work experience part of your course.

Throughout the qualification, you will benefit from enrichment activities to develop your employability, team work and problem solving skills. These are essential when working in industry.

English, Maths and digital technology are included within the course, which will assist you with future job opportunities or progression to further learning. Regular personal tutorials will help with target setting, enabling you to reflect on and improve your performance and progress.

What’s next?

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to an employer that you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge they are looking for when recruiting for a trainee. For example, you could work in the following occupations:

– Agricultural machinery technician
– Land-based service engineer
– Land-based mechanic

This course is also designed to prepare students for progression to further study on a Level 3 programme.

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