BTEC Level 2 Diploma Agricultural Engineering

About the course

This course provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment within land-based engineering and service industries that fall within the environmental and land-based sector. The course provides a comprehensive introduction to a wide range of machinery and workshop practices. It is extremely popular with school leavers who wish to combine a practical based training programme with sound theoretical knowledge. The course is designed to give students a broad understanding of the subject, with a view to progressing to one of our Level 3 Diploma courses / apprenticeships, or to start work in the Land-based sector.

The course is suitable for students who are practically orientated with most course related lessons being held in a workshop environment.

Course modules

Year 1

Introduction to land-based machinery operations

Monitor and maintain health and safety in a land-based engineering Work Area

Land-based engineering operations - applying mechanical principles

Land-based engineering operations - understand how to use, service and maintain tools and equipment

Land-based engineering operations - material preparation, shaping and assembling

Land-based engineering operations - carry out servicing and maintenance on land-based equipment

Service and repair tyres and tracks on land-based equipment

Land-based engineering operations - service and repair cooling and lubrication systems

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Students are normally aged 16 or over and the following qualifications are needed:

  • 2 GCSEs at Grade D (3) or equivalent, one must be English.

Learning and assessment

Assessments will include both written assignments and practical work. There are no formal examinations on the Level 2 Diploma.

Progression

Level 2 students can progress to level 3 programmes subject to published entry requirements and satisfactory performance at level 2.

Careers

  • Training in the Machinery Industry
  • Stores Person
  • Trainee Sales Person
  • Trainee Service Engineer

Special requirements

Specialist Clothing and Equipment: Clean overalls and suitable protective footwear can be purchased with College logo either prior to starting or during the first 3 weeks at College. Approx £85

Minimum Age : Prospective students should be at least 16 years old. Open days are held throughout the year where prospective students can visit the College to view the resources and to ensure that the course is suitable for them.

Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural engineering involves the development, operation, maintenance and testing of highly specialised agricultural machinery. Students learn practical skills such as how agricultural machines work, maintenance techniques, welding and fabrication and machinery repair. 

The courses incorporate a mix of practicals, classroom lectures, industry visits and case study exercises, including assessment in practicals and written assignments. Employers are keen to employ Myerscough students as they have both the practical workshop skills and the managerial expertise that they require.