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Land Based Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at Craven College

Course description

Advance from Level 2 to the Land-based Enginerring Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship. Take the the technical and science based knowledge learnt and apply it to work carried out in the agricultural and environmental based industries. Become a problem solver, advisor and skilled worker in the land-based industries.

Learn how to diagnose and repair more complex faults within a wider range of machinery with the Land-based Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship. This qualification will allow you to train for roles such as a workshop supervisor, independent technician or demonstrator, all in which have more responsibility within the job role. You will work with all types of agricultural and horticultural machinery; from tractors to chainsaws, quad Bikes to lawnmowers. A key part of any operation is well maintained equipment and quick, effective solutions to unforeseen problems. You may be working in a main dealership servicing and maintaining modern equipment or working for agricultural engineers who specialise in all aspects of engineering and fabrication. The land-based industry is diverse and the correct use of its machinery and equipment is essential to its daily running and successes. 

Course content

Level 3 Diploma in Land Based Engineering Operations units include:
• Diesel & Petrol Engine operation and diagnostics
• Transmission systems
• Suspension and Steering stems
• Tractor and trailer braking
• Electronic control and monitoring systems
• Operation and diagnosis of hydraulic systems
Additional Study
• Functional Skills in Math & English 
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS) 
• Employee Rights & Responsibilities 
• Other industry certificates may be required such as First Aid 

Entry requirements

  • Employment within the industry
  • Land Based Engineering Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2


An assessor will visit the workplace regularly to assess your competence and to help you build a portfolio of evidence. You will attend college one day per week to complete the Technical Certificate.

Financial information

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Future opportunities


  • From Level 3 you can go in to Higher Education or undertake other industry qualifications. 


  • Engineer
  • Specialist Technician
  • Service Manager
  • Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Supervisor

Further information

At Craven College we want you to be successful both during your time here at College and anything you decide to do after College.

The support services within College exist to help support you to get the most out of your course: Craven College Support

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Craven College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2017
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