Certificate in Land Based Engineering


Land Based Engineering


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England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land Based Engineering

This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land Based Engineering is for you if you like to work as part of a team, working in the outdoors, enjoy problem-solving and are interested in developing your analytical and IT skills.

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. This qualification is suitable if you are 16 years

This qualification is suitable if you are 16 years old, or over. You may or may not have any previous knowledge or experience in land based engineering.

You will gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge that are important when you are working in a land-based engineering setting, or progressing to further learning and training in this area.

Compulsory topics include:

  • Health and safety for land-based industries
  • Land-based engineering workshop practices
  • Transmission and driveline operation principles
  • Engine operation principles
  • Fabrication, cutting and joining
  • Land-based vehicle electrics
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Land-based vehicle and machinery operation
  • Working in the land-based engineering industry
  • Work experience (150 hours)

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land Based Engineering could lead to the following employment opportunities:

  • Trainee agricultural machinery technician
  • Trainee land-based service engineer

Alternatively, once you have successfully completed this qualification, you could go on to an Apprenticeship in Land Based Service Engineering, which could lead to a job as a Landbased Service Engineer. You could also go onto study a Level 3 qualification at college.

For more information view the Qualification Handbook

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land Based Engineering website

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