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Land-based Engineering Level 2 Apprenticeship at Sparsholt College

Course description

Land-based Engineering covers with the maintenance and repair of a range of mechanised equipment used in agriculture and other land-based industries. As a land-based engineer you would be using a combination of technical and engineering skills to diagnose problems and get the most out of agricultural machinery like tractors, combine harvesters, chainsaws, wood chippers and fixed machinery such as milking equipment.

The ideal apprentice will enjoy working outdoors and have an interest in technology, machinery, and agriculture in general.

Course content

As an Apprentice, you’ll train as a technician and learn how to maintain a variety of machines. The exact nature of your work will depend on your employer – it could be complex agricultural machinery, or machinery used in ground care, forestry, construction or fixed machinery.

An apprenticeship will also help develop a professional working style, safe working practices, awareness of the work environment and communicating effectively with colleagues and customers.

Other skills will include functional skills needed in the work place (Maths, English, ICT) and specialist NPTC Certificate of Competence qualifications required to carry out certain tasks.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 June 2016

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