This qualification is aimed at those interested in service engineering and mechanisation roles. It has been developed to provide entry and progression into, and within, land-based engineering and service industries that fall within the environmental and land-based sector.
It identifies knowledge, understanding and technical skills that employers will need from learners entering the sector in the coming years.
The qualification is made up of five and 10 credit units of learning that give learners explicit recognition of their learning in education and work. They are assessed using a range of traditional and contemporary models such as practical assessments, written assessments and blended learning.
- Servicing and maintenance on land-based equipment
- Applying mechanical principles
- The use, service and maintenance of tools and equipment
- Health and safety
- Material preparation, shaping and assembling
- Maths and / or English (if not achieved at grade 4).
One year full-time.
Bishop Burton College also runs a Level 3 in Land-Based Engineering.
Work as a technician within the horticultural or agricultural machinery industry, such as in 4WD operation and maintenance, harvesting, ground care, cultivation and planting equipment. You could also work in the wider land-based technology field, including in renewable energy, forestry and waste management.
Four GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a Level 1 qualification in a related subject. One satisfactory reference is also required.
BTEC Level 3 in Land-Based Engineering
Ashley is travelling the world as a vehicle mechanic in the army after completing his two-year Engineering course.
He is confident his time at Bishop Burton College has prepared him for this exciting opportunity.
“We have covered a really wide variety of things,” said Ashley. “The tutors are always really helpful when you need them.
“I will now be joining the army as a vehicle mechanic and going around the world. The travelling, the fact I will be able to gain more
qualifications and get to make new friends all appeal to me.
“I have learned a lot at the College that will help me as I will be staying in the industry. There will be a lot of skills that I will be able to transfer over.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time at Bishop Burton.”