Land-Based Engineering Diploma

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LOCATION & START DATE
Bicton College - 20 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 3 Levels Explained
DURATION
2 Years
LEARNING AREA
Land-based Engineering & Technology Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

Land-Based Engineering Diploma

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If you love science, technology, engineering, or information technology, then a career in land-based engineering could be for you. The skills and types of land-based engineering include diagnostics repair and testing, all in the context of diesel and petrol engines, equipment controlled by GPS technology and integrated into environmental information – a fantastic mix of innovation and problem solving. It’s not all about farming either, everything concerned with the upkeep and control of the countryside, forestry, sports grounds and open spaces involves the application of engineering solutions.

We offer both full-time and apprenticeship routes for school leavers. Once you have completed the Level 3 qualification you will be able to work all over the world in a range of careers maintaining and repairing land-based machinery and technology.

This level is ideal if you want in-depth insight into the mechanics and science for land-based engineering. You might cover things like inspecting and testing land-based machinery. You’ll also gain plenty of practical experience in your choice of skills.

Modern agriculture is amazing and if you look more closely you will see things that will truly impress you. No longer is this an industry caught in a technological backwater. The career opportunities are fantastic and those colleges, training providers and universities involved will tell you that the job opportunities are excellent with many more jobs than there are people to fill them.

There has never been a better time to consider working in the land based engineering sector. With the coming together (in what has become known as the “perfect storm”) of climate change, scarce water, ever increasing world populations and associated food shortages, not to mention insufficient energy resources, the need for the broad range of skills embodied in traditional land based (or agricultural) engineers has never been more evident.

Further reading on Land-based engineering:

www.iagre.org  

www.landbasedengineering.com  

LOCATION & START DATE
Bicton College - 20 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 3 Levels Explained
DURATION
2 Years
LEARNING AREA
Land-based Engineering & Technology Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

What you will learn

You might cover things like inspecting and testing land-based machinery, maintaining a production plant or servicing a fleet of grounds keeping ATVs. You’ll also gain plenty of practical experience in your choice of skills, go on work-experience placements with local employers which will help you build a professional network and explore career opportunities.

You’ll also gain plenty of practical experience in your choice of skills, go on work-experience placements with local employers which will help you build a professional network and explore career opportunities.

Throughout your time with us you will be able to gain an understanding of and skills in engine servicing, compression- ignition diesel engines, spark-ignition petrol engines, electrical systems and electronics, hydraulic systems, mechanical power transmission systems, synchromesh transmissions and clutches, powershift transmissions, cultivation and drilling machinery and harvesting machinery.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade four or above, including English and maths.

Work experience

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.

Assessment

This course is assessed through examinations and practical tests at the end of each year.

Progression

The workplace after Level 3, via our excellent local links with industry.

Start your own business or travel nationally or globally for your career.

We have built up a close relationship with local franchised machinery dealers who liaise with us regarding upcoming job opportunities for our successful students.

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


You might cover things like inspecting and testing land-based machinery, maintaining a production plant or servicing a fleet of grounds keeping ATVs. You’ll also gain plenty of practical experience in your choice of skills, go on work-experience placements with local employers which will help you build a professional network and explore career opportunities.

You’ll also gain plenty of practical experience in your choice of skills, go on work-experience placements with local employers which will help you build a professional network and explore career opportunities.

Throughout your time with us you will be able to gain an understanding of and skills in engine servicing, compression- ignition diesel engines, spark-ignition petrol engines, electrical systems and electronics, hydraulic systems, mechanical power transmission systems, synchromesh transmissions and clutches, powershift transmissions, cultivation and drilling machinery and harvesting machinery.

Four GCSEs at grade four or above, including English and maths.

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.

This course is assessed through examinations and practical tests at the end of each year.

The workplace after Level 3, via our excellent local links with industry. Start your own business or travel nationally or globally for your career. We have built up a close relationship with local franchised machinery dealers who liaise with us regarding upcoming job opportunities for our successful students.

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


Dates & Locations

  • Course type 16-19 Adult
  • Level - Level 3
  • Location - Bicton College
  • Start Date - 20 September 2023
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