This course has been developed for students wanting to follow a career in agricultural or horticultural engineering, or who want to progress to further vocational qualifications. One of the most popular aspects of this course is the amount of hands-on practical teaching you will receive.
- Applying mechanical principles
- How to use, service and maintain tools and equipment
- Servicing and maintenance of land-based equipment
- Material preparation, shaping and assembling
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
Bishop Burton College also runs a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Land-Based Technology.
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 D 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 Extended Diploma in Land-Based Technology
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.”