If you're looking to gain a basic understanding of agricultural mechanics once you've left school, this is the course for you. You'll discover all the technical skills you'll need to know for today's agricultural machinery maintenance and repair industry.
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.
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
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Mature students without the above requirements will be considered.
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3 days per week
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.
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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