BTEC Level 2 Diploma Agricultural Engineering

About the course

This study programme provides students with a comprehensive introduction to a wide range of machinery and workshop practices. Students also gain an awareness of what the industry involves. 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 Mechanisation industry.

Course modules

Year 1

Introduction to land-based machinery operations

Undertake work related experience in the land-based industries

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

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade D or above to include English Language or equivalent qualifications

Learning and assessment

The course is mainly practical based with all course related lessons being held in a workshop environment. Machinery construction, operation, maintenance and repair are also included, to enable students to carry out a wide range of fundamental workshop tasks. You will undertake a small series of written and practical assessments as well as learning the basic science and IT used in the mechanised operations.

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


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


  • 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 during the first 3 weeks at College.

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.