Level 3

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You'll get the chance to spend one day a week on a commercial placement; getting hands-on experience of agricultural engineering and other related working functions while building your contacts. You'll also get to study in our excellent workshops; fully equipped with the latest technology and facilities. 

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: 

  • Air-conditioning and refrigerant handling
  • Diesel fuel injection systems
  • Hydraulic and electrical systems and components
  • Understanding and servicing harvesting machinery
  • Welding

Entry Requirements:


  • You'll need to have achieved 4 or more GCSEs between grade 9-4 (previous grade structure A*-C) including English, Maths and Science
  • Successful completion of a related Level 2 course

Mature students without the above requirements will be considered. 

Dates & Location:

September 2018


2 years, full-time

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. 

Future Opportunities

By completing this course, youll be able to go on to complete a Foundation degree in Agricultural Engineering, an apprenticeship or employment in roles such as an Agricultural Contractor , Agricultural Mechanic or Machinery Operative.

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