This course has been developed for students wanting to follow a career in agricultural or horticultural engineering, or who want to progress to further vocational qualifications. One of the most popular aspects of this course is the amount of hands-on practical teaching you will recieve. The department is sponsored by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association (LAMMA) and as a result, all Level 2 students are supplied with their own set of tools, which they keep on completion of their studies.
- Applying mechanical principles
- How to use, service and maintain tools and equipment
- Servicing and maintenance of land-based equipment
- Material preparation, shaping and assembling
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week and one day a week in work placement.
Riseholme College also runs a Level 3 in Land-Based Engineering.
Work as a technician within the land-based machinery industry, such as in 4WD operation and maintenance, harvesting, ground care, cultivation and planting equipment. You could also work in the wider land-based technology field, including in renewable energy, forestry and waste management.
Four GCSEs at grade 3 or D or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a Level 1 qualification in a related subject. A satisfactory reference is also needed.
BTEC Level 3 in Land-Based Engineering
Outstanding facilities, practical, hands-on learning, supportive tutors and great friends – Riseholme College has the total package for Ryan.
After completing his Agriculture apprenticeship with the College, Ryan decided to return to concentrate on engineering, which he hopes will lead him
to a job working as a welder on offshore oilrigs.
He said: “I had already done an agricultural apprenticeship here a couple of years ago and decided to focus on the engineering side of it, rather than the livestock and the arable. I’ve invested in my own welder and all my own equipment and I would like to work on oil rigs. I really enjoy welding and
think I’m pretty hot at it as well!
“It’s a very practical, hands-on course. It has been really good studying at a brand new campus and the set-up is excellent. The tutors are all really good and helpful and I’ve also built up a good group of friends on my course.
“I would certainly recommend it.”