This qualification is aimed at those interested in service engineering and mechanisation roles. It has been developed to build on existing skills and competency needed to gain employment and progression in the 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.
Work experience forms a large part of the study programme with learners needing to complete over 300 hours off site work experience. This has to be undertaken in an area related area to your main qualification and learners are expected to secure this prior to commencing the course if possible.
A range of pathways are available, depending on your grades.
- Subsidiary Diploma (one year)
- Diploma (two years)
- Extended Diploma (two years)
- Vehicle engine technology
- Service and repair of hydraulic systems and components
- Vehicle chassis systems
- Health and safety
- How to inspect and test land-based machinery and equipment
- Maths and / or English (if not achieved at grade 4)
One or two years full-time, depending on pathway.
On completion of this qualification, you will have obtained the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into industry or on to a higher level supervisory or management qualifications, e.g. Level 4 HNC in Engineering, or progress into employment in your chosen trade.
Work in machinery operation, servicing, product demonstration, machinery sales and equipment hire.
Four GCSEs at grade 4 equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma or equivalent. One satisfactory reference is also needed.
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.”