Introduction

Course Title: L2 Diploma Mechanical Engineering
Course Code: AG215

Department: Agriculture
Course Type: Full time



It is the perfect time to be working in the land-based engineering industry. Increased pressure on natural resources will demand technological solutions supported by engineering technicians across the world. This qualification is recognised by the industry as delivering the technical capability to work competently in the land-based engineering sectors.

This course is designed to support new entrants into a career servicing and maintaining agricultural and horticultural machinery. It will combine classroom-based sessions with a considerable opportunity to practice essential engineering skills in a land-based work environment. You will receive an introduction to important topics in land-based technology and can choose from a wide range of subjects from thermal joining processes to servicing engines

It is a broad course for young people who enjoy working with machinery and is designed to help you progress into a wide range of land-based engineering roles or to boost your existing skills and knowledge. It has also been designed to lead on to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Land Based Technology.

Overview

Qualification

C&G Level 2 Diploma in Land Based Technology

Course Content

This course is delivered in our workshops with related knowledge sessions. Course content consists of units covering the following topics:

Applied mechanical principles
Tools and equipment
Welding and fabrication
Material preparation and assembling
Servicing and maintenance of land-based equipment.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D, including English and Maths.
Interest in agricultural and horticultural machinery.
Work placement.

Next Steps

Level 3 Land-based Technology course
Apprenticeship in Agricultural Engineering
Employment

Career Opportunities

Service mechanic in dealership/rental (farming, forestry, civil engineering, horticulture)
Mechanic on farms, forestry, estates, golf courses
Progression to Army Engineering training, civil engineering, logistics within the food industry and any other sectors of the engineering industry