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Agricultural Engineering

Specialise in the servicing and repair of agricultural vehicles with the use of our tractors and wide range of farming machinery based at our Auction Mart Campus, Skipton.

Develop the knowledge and skills to service, maintain and repair a wide range of land-based machinery including tractors, plant machinery, 4×4, harvesting machinery and ground care machinery.

You will develop diagnostic skills, theoretical knowledge and understanding of Agricultural Engineering principles together with a range of workshop skills including welding.

The course is taught by industry experts supplemented by specialist visits and work experience to prepare you for a career in Agricultural Engineering.

Auction Mart
Study Location
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 – 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 including English or maths or Agricultural Mechanics Level 2 (Merit/Distinction)
  • Level 2 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 or Mechanics Level 1/Land-based Studies Level 1 including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-2

What you will study

  • Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety in a Land-based Engineering Work Area
  • Land-based Engineering Operations – Service and Repair Engines and Components
  • Introduction to Land-based Workshop Practice
  • Land-based Engineering Operations – Applying Mechanical Principles
  • Land-based Engineering Operations – Understand How to Use, Service and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Land-based Engineering Operations – Material Preparation, Shaping and Assembling
  • Land-based Engineering Operations – Carry out Servicing and Maintenance on Land-based Equipment
  • Service and Repair Electrical Systems on Land-based Equipment
  • Land-based Engineering Operations – Service and Repair Engines and Components
  • Understanding Health, Safety and Welfare in the Land-based Engineering Workplace
  • Understand and Work with Land-based Repair Processes and Materials Technology
  • Land-based Engineering Operations – Service and Repair Engines and Components
  • Understanding Health, Safety and Welfare in the Land-based Engineering Workplace
  • Understand and Work with Land-based Repair Processes and Materials Technology
  • Service and Repair Hydraulic Systems and Components on Land-based Equipment
  • Service and Repair Suspension Systems on Land-based Equipment
  • Undertaking Land-based Workshop Practice
  • Undertaking 4WD Vehicle Maintenance, Operation and Recovery/Understanding and Working with Land-based Vehicle Engine Technology
  • Work experience

What's Next?

Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.

Further Study

  • Agricultural Engineering MEng
  • Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)

Careers

  • Heavy Goods Vehicle & PSV Mechanic
  • Light/Heavy Vehicle/Motorcycle Service Technician
  • MOT Technician
  • Tyre Fitter/Technician
  • Vehicle Breakdown Engineer
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