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Level 2 Technical Qualification in Land-based Engineering


About The Course

Our Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land-Based Engineering is for anyone who is looking to start a career within the land-based engineering sector.

Modern land-based engineering is not just about building larger and more powerful tractors and farm machinery. The skills required include robotics, computer-based imaging, GPS technology, science-based solutions, climate forecasting, technological solutions, environmental controls and much more. Although farming and food production is a major focus, the land-based engineering industry extends into everything from the countryside and forestry to sports grounds and open spaces. This qualification could start you off on the first steps on your journey to an exciting and rewarding career.

Additional skills you will develop in this course are teamwork, working the outdoors, problem-solving and analytical and IT skills. You will also be able to develop employability skills alongside gaining confidence in becoming an independent learner.

This course is delivered predominantly through theory lessons, some practical work, group seminars and internal and external professional development (industry/work placement). You will also have individual tutorials with your Course Manager regularly to monitor and track your progress.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English, maths and science plus one other. At interview, we will require evidence of your interest and passion for engineering and in developing a career working within the sector.

All students need to be physically able and willing to take part in all aspects of practical work.


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Progression can be on to further study (subject to meeting specified entry requirements) into higher education studying subjects such as Agriculture, Applied Farm Management & Rural Land Management. We have had learners attend Harper Adams University, Royal Agricultural University and Aberystwyth University, an Apprenticeship programme or a career within the Agriculture industry.