This course is designed as a platform for you to get a broad range of knowledge and understanding around employability skills and requirements to support your progress into industry. You will also have the opportunity to learn about a range of agricultural machinery over an intensive six month period, whilst preparing you for progression by supporting your development of employability skills or progression onto a Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture, depending on your career goals.
The diverse and fascinating world of agricultural machinery is growing all the time, making it an increasingly exciting industry to work in. This programme will allow you to gain experience with tractors, forklifts, ploughs, sprayers, and other cultivation equipment as well as basic fabrication skills. You will have opportunities to develop practical skills working in the college’s state of the art workshops. You will also have the opportunity gain vital work experience in local agricultural machinery businesses to develop industry knowledge and skills, try out the career you have set your sights on.
Six months, starting 21 January 2019, inclusive of four weeks external work placement.
Potential to progress onto a Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Agriculture).
- Understanding Mindset
- Setting Your Targets
- Presenting Information
- Problem Solving in a Place of Work
- Managing a Project
- Planning a Budget
- Working in a Team
- Valuing and Supporting Others
- Health, Safety and Security in the Workplace
- Principles of Land-Based Technology.
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Four GCSEs at grade 3 or D or equivalent, preferably including Science, English and Maths, or a Level 1 qualification in a related subject. One satisfactory reference is also needed.
City and Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Land-Based Technology
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.”