Land Based Service Technician

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LOCATION & START DATE
Duchy College Stoke Climsland - as required
LEVEL
Level 3 Levels Explained
DURATION
2 years
LEARNING AREA
Land-based Engineering & Technology Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Work-based

Land Based Service Technician

If you love science, technology, engineering, or information technology, then a career in land-based engineering could be for you. The skills and types of land-based engineering include diagnostics repair and testing, all in the context of diesel and petrol engines, equipment controlled by GPS technology and integrated into environmental information – a fantastic mix of innovation and problem solving. It’s not all about farming either, everything concerned with the upkeep and control of the countryside, forestry, sports grounds and open spaces involves the application of engineering solutions.

We offer both full-time and apprenticeship routes for school leavers. Once you have completed the Level 3 qualification you will be able to work all over the world in a range of careers maintaining and repairing land-based machinery and technology.

This level is ideal if you want in-depth insight into the mechanics and science for land-based engineering. You might cover things like inspecting and testing land-based machinery. You’ll also gain plenty of practical experience in your choice of skills.

Modern agriculture is amazing and if you look more closely you will see things that will truly impress you. No longer is this an industry caught in a technological backwater. The career opportunities are fantastic and those colleges, training providers and universities involved will tell you that the job opportunities are excellent with many more jobs than there are people to fill them.

There has never been a better time to consider working in the land based engineering sector. With the coming together (in what has become known as the “perfect storm”) of climate change, scarce water, ever increasing world populations and associated food shortages, not to mention insufficient energy resources, the need for the broad range of skills embodied in traditional land based (or agricultural) engineers has never been more evident.

Further reading on Land-based engineering:

www.iagre.org  
www.landbasedengineering.com  

LOCATION & START DATE
Duchy College Stoke Climsland - as required
LEVEL
Level 3 Levels Explained
DURATION
2 years
LEARNING AREA
Land-based Engineering & Technology Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Work-based

What you will learn

You might cover things like inspecting and testing land-based machinery, maintaining a production plant or servicing a fleet of grounds keeping ATVs. You’ll also gain plenty of practical experience in your choice of skills, go on work-experience placements with local employers which will help you build a professional network and explore career opportunities. You’ll also gain plenty of practical experience in your choice of skills in your work placements with local employers which will help you build a professional network and explore career opportunities.

Throughout your time with us you will be able to gain an understanding of and skills in engine fault diagnostics, compression- ignition diesel engines, spark-ignition petrol engines, electrical systems and electronics, hydraulic systems, mechanical power transmission systems, synchromesh transmissions and clutches, powershift transmissions, cultivation and drilling machinery and harvesting machinery.

Entry requirements

Full Level 2 Land Based Service Engineer or similar discipline, Level 2 or equivelent English and Maths

Assessment

End Point Assessment

Progression

Higher Education, Employment

Duchy College Stoke Climsland

Duchy College Stoke Climsland

Set on stunning rolling hillsides, our campus epitomises the very best of land-based education. The recent addition of the £4 million Future Farm research facility means students and businesses are at the heart of the next evolution of environmental farming. Whether it’s a love of horses, sport, protective services, heavy machinery or animal care, nobody forgets their time at Duchy College Stoke Climsland. It’s time to secure your #careercollege experience.


You might cover things like inspecting and testing land-based machinery, maintaining a production plant or servicing a fleet of grounds keeping ATVs. You’ll also gain plenty of practical experience in your choice of skills, go on work-experience placements with local employers which will help you build a professional network and explore career opportunities. You’ll also gain plenty of practical experience in your choice of skills in your work placements with local employers which will help you build a professional network and explore career opportunities.

Throughout your time with us you will be able to gain an understanding of and skills in engine fault diagnostics, compression- ignition diesel engines, spark-ignition petrol engines, electrical systems and electronics, hydraulic systems, mechanical power transmission systems, synchromesh transmissions and clutches, powershift transmissions, cultivation and drilling machinery and harvesting machinery.

Full Level 2 Land Based Service Engineer or similar discipline, Level 2 or equivelent English and Maths

End Point Assessment

Higher Education, Employment

Duchy College Stoke Climsland

Duchy College Stoke Climsland

Set on stunning rolling hillsides, our campus epitomises the very best of land-based education. The recent addition of the £4 million Future Farm research facility means students and businesses are at the heart of the next evolution of environmental farming. Whether it’s a love of horses, sport, protective services, heavy machinery or animal care, nobody forgets their time at Duchy College Stoke Climsland. It’s time to secure your #careercollege experience.


Dates & Locations

  • Course type Apprenticeship
  • Level - Level 3
  • Location - Duchy College Stoke Climsland
  • Start Date - As required
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