BTEC Level 3 in Land-Based Engineering :: Bishop Burton College

Course: BTEC Level 3 in Land-Based Engineering

Department: Engineering

Type: 16+

Duration: Two years

The Course

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.

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)

What You Study

  • 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).

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma or equivalent. A satisfactory reference is also needed.

Ashley Dodds

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.