This course meets the needs of students wishing to follow a career working with machinery and equipment in the countryside land-based sectors. Many rural companies operate large high-specification equipment within the sector, whether it is horticultural, landscape or agricultural. Skilled operators and technicians for the sophisticated specialised equipment used in the industry are always in demand.
- 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
- English and Maths, as required.
Two years full-time, normally in College three days a week.
Students may go on to study a related Agriculture degree at the College.
Work in machinery operation, servicing, product demonstration, machinery sales and equipment hire.
Five GCSEs at grade C or 4, including English and Maths. One satisfactory reference is also needed.
City and Guilds 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.”