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Land-Based Engineering

  • 2 Year | Full Time
  • Suffolk Rural
  • Level 3 | Vocational

Course overview

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

This qualification is for you if you are 16 years or older, and want to work in land-based engineering. It is designed to provide you with a wide range of specialist technical practical skills, and detailed knowledge and understanding, which will equip you to progress to employment, or to further learning and training within the land-based engineering industry. This qualification covers all of the skills, knowledge, and understanding required to enter employment in the land-based engineering industry.

You will study a wide range of areas that include health and safety, calculations for service engineering and workshop processes. You will learn how to repair engines, vehicle systems, electric systems, and hydraulic systems. In addition, you will learn how to repair mechanical power transmission systems, synchromesh transmissions and clutches, powershift transmissions, and hydrostatic or hydromechanical (CVT) transmissions.

You will also learn how to repair cultivation or drilling machinery, application machinery, forage harvesting machinery, and combinable or root crop harvesting machinery.

Course highlights

  • Principles of health and safety
  • Undertake and review work related experience in the land-based industries
  • Undertake specialist projects in the land-based sector
  • Repair land-based cultivation or drilling machinery
  • Repair land-based application machinery
  • Repair land-based forage harvesting machinery
  • Repair land-based combinable or root crop harvesting machinery
  • Calculations for land-based service engineering
  • Undertake land-based workshop processes
  • Repair land-based compression-ignition (diesel) engines
  • Repair land-based spark-ignition (petrol) engines
  • Repair land-based vehicle systems
  • Repair land-based electric systems
  • Test land-based electronic systems
  • Repair land-based hydraulic systems
  • Repair land-based mechanical power transmission systems
  • Repair land-based synchromesh transmissions and clutches
  • Repair land-based power shift transmissions
  • Repair land-based hydrostatic or hydro-mechanical (CVT) transmissions
  • You will work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training
  • Structured work-experience or work placements within their business
  • Attendance at classes or lectures given by industry experts
  • Employers input into projects and exercises

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