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During your course, you'll get to try out lots of different machinery and workshop equipment plus you'll attend a work experience placement for one day per week. This course will be particularly ideal if you're looking to work on a mechanised farm or servicing agricultural machinery. 

Course content 

You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. You'll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. Modules include:

  • Applying mechanical principles
  • Carrying out service and maintenance
  • Health and Safety in a land-based engineering work area
  • Introduction to land-based machinery operations
  • Servicing and repair of engines and components

Entry Requirements:

Either: 

  • You'll need to have achieved 3 or more GCSEs between grade A-D (new grades 9-3)
  • Successful completion of a related Level 1 course, having studied English and Maths at GCSE level
  • Mature students without the above requirements will be considered. 

Duration:

1 year

3 days per week

Facilities

You'll get to work on a fleet of tractors, some with GPS, at our modern well-equipped workshops. This makes sure that you're learning on equipment that you'll be using in a current working environment. You'll meet visiting machinery dealers and enjoy specialist guest lectures. You'll also get the opportunity to develop your diagnostic skills as well as hands-on tools to use. We've also got an on-site welding shop. 

Future Opportunities

By completing this course, you'll be able to go on to complete a Level 3 Agricultural Machinery programme or employment in roles such as an Agricultural Contractor, Apprentice, Machinery Operative on a farm or Mechanic.

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