Course: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Land-Based Technology

Department: Engineering

Type: 16+

Duration: Two years

The Course

This course meets the needs of students wishing to follow a career working with machinery and equipment in the countryside and land-based sectors. Many rural companies operate large high-specification equipment within the sector and skilled technicians are always in demand.

What You Study

  • Health, safety and welfare
  • Land-based vehicle engine technology service and repair
  • Engines and components
  • Service and repair hydraulic systems and components on land-based equipment
  • Inspecting and testing land-based machinery and equipment
  • Mechanical power transmission systems
  • Repair processes and materials technology
  • Working with ground care equipment
  • Work experience and employability skills.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or C or above, including English and Maths. One satisfactory reference is also needed.

Ashley Dodds

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.