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Land-Based Engineering

  • 1 Year | Full Time
  • Suffolk Rural
  • Level 2 | Vocational

Course overview

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 much more.

This qualification is suitable if you are 16 years old, or over. You may or may not have any previous knowledge or experience in land-based engineering. 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 and training in this area.

A career in land-based engineering could be for you if you like to work as part of a team, work in the outdoors, enjoy problem-solving and are interested in developing your analytical and IT skills. This course is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the land-based engineering industry.

All students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

Course highlights

  • 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

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