This course meets the needs of students wishing to follow a career working with machinery and equipment in the countryside land-based sectors. Many rural companies operate large high-specification equipment within the sector, whether it is horticultural, landscape or agricultural. Skilled operators and technicians for the sophisticated specialised equipment used in the industry are always in demand.
We offer a range of pathways to study at Level Three over one or two years, including:
- Subsidiary Diploma (one year)
- 90-credit Diploma (one year)
- 120-credit Diploma (two years)
- Extended Diploma (two years).
- Health, safety and welfare
- Land-based vehicle engine technology service and repair
- Engines and components
- Service and repair hydraulic systems and components on land-based equipment
- Inspecting and testing land-based machinery and equipment
- Mechanical power transmission systems
- Repair processes and materials technology
- Working with ground care equipment
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One or two years full-time, depending on study route. Normally three days a week in college and one day in work placement.
Students may go on to study a related Agriculture degree at the college.
Work in machinery operation, servicing, product demonstration, machinery sales and equipment hire.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 or C, including English and Maths. 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.”