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Land-Based Technology Level 2 at Wiltshire College

Course description

This course will give you the foundation understanding you need for working with agricultural machinery such as tractors, combines and harvesters, as well as develop your practical skills and confidence.
 
You will learn a range of skills and knowledge to enter the landbased technology industry, or the mechanised side of agriculture, perhaps wishing to progress onto a Level 3 Farm Mechanisation or Land-based Technology course in the future.

Course content

You will learn:
 
How to monitor and maintain health and safety in a land-based engineering work area
The aim and purpose of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to monitor and maintain health and safety within a land-based engineering work environment. This unit will introduce learners to skills and knowledge in maintaining health and safety and how these can be applied in practice. 
 
Land-based engineering operations - Applying mechanical principles
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge, and skills required to apply mechanical engineering principles within land-based engineering operations. 
 
Land-based engineering operations - Understand how to use, service and maintain tools and equipment
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to select, use and maintain tools and equipment used within land-based engineering operations 
 
Land-based engineering operations - Material preparation, shaping and assembling
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform materials preparation, shaping and fixing. 
 
Land-based engineering operations - Carry out servicing and maintenance on land-based equipment 
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to carry out servicing and maintenance operations within land-based engineering. This unit will introduce learners to the skills and knowledge in servicing and maintenance on land-based equipment and how these can be applied in practice. 
 
Land-based engineering operations - Use calculations
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to use calculations to support land based engineering principles. This unit aims to introduce learners to the use of calculations in land-based engineering and how these can be applied in practice. 
 
Land-based engineering operations - Service and repair cooling and lubrication systems
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required when working with cooling and lubrication systems within land-based engineering. 
 
Introduction to land-based machinery operations
This unit aims to introduce learners to the skills and knowledge associated with land-based machinery operations and how these can be applied in practice.

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at grade D, including Maths, English and Science or equivalent (or successful completion of a relevant subject at Level 1)
  • An aptitude test
  • A good reference
  • A satisfactory interview

Assessment

Whilst most assessments are carried out during practical sessions, some assignment work will need to be completed in your own time.
 
Assessment of the course is through coursework, in the form of written assignments and workbooks. You will also be assessed during practical sessions.
 
The final qualification will be a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Landbased Technology.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course offers the opportunity to progress onto a Level 3 90-Credit or Extended Diploma in either Farm Mechanisation or Land-based Technology.
 
This qualification is the first step in the progression to a successful career in agricultural engineering and the mechanisation side of the agricultural and related industries.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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