Land-based/Agricultural Engineering (Level 2) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Land-based/Agricultural Engineering (Level 2) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Subject Area: Suffolk Rural (Otley) Engineering & Welding Agriculture Automotive


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 153064
  • Entry Requirements

    GCSEs Grade 1-3 (D-G) or above, to include English and Maths at 3 (D)


    Level 1 qualification at Merit/Distinction (including English and Maths at 3 (D) or above).

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) Campus

    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, working 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.

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    Course Highlights

    This course 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 industries. 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

    You will work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training including:

    · structured work-experience or work placements within their business

    · your attendance at classes or lectures given by industry experts

    · employers input into projects and exercises

    Next Steps

    Once you have successfully completed this qualification, you could go on to an apprenticeship in Land-based service engineering, which could lead to a job as a Land-based Service Engineer.

    You could also go onto study a Level 3 in Land-Based Engineering over two years.

    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.