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Land-based Service Engineering Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Bicton College

Course description

This course aims to produce skilled and motivated technicians for the plant, agricultural and horticultural machinery industries.

Course content

The content of the programme is applied to the appropriate machinery for Agriculture and Ground Care within the areas of:

  • Equipment and machinery technology
  • Fault diagnostics
  • Health and safety
  • Hydraulics and electrics
  • Supervisory techniques
  • Testing procedures

Functional Skills

You will also work towards nationally recognised Functional Skills qualifications (English, Maths and ICT). You will also study nationally recognised Functional Skills qualifications (English, Maths and ICT) and Nationally recognised awards in welding and tractor operations.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved the following:

  • Initial Assessment results should show that you are working at Level 2
  • Relevant work experience and knowledge of your chosen industry
  • A suitable work placement
  • L2 Apprenticeship in Land-based Service Engineering

In addition, it would be helpful if you have the following:

  • GCSEs at grades A-C in English and Maths or equivalent
  • A good reference

Future opportunities

Advanced Apprentices may progress to a full time programme in a related subject area. Career opportunities may include positions as fitters or service engineers. With further workshop experience, Advanced Apprentices have gone on to manage their own workshop or one within a franchised dealership.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 February 2016

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