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Mechanics Level 3 (Agricultural) at Craven College

Course description

Broaden and deepen your knowledge of servicing and repairs for a wide range of tractors and agricultural machinery with this Level 3 Diploma and make use of fantastic industry standard facilities and our own fleet of tractors and agricultural machinery.

Servicing and repairing our own fleet of cars, tractors and agricultural machinery in our well-equipped industry standard workshops and investigation areas based at the Auction Mart Campus in Skipton will give you the practical and theoretical knowledge you need for a career in the world of vehicle mechanics.

You will be taught by vehicle mechanics industry specialist with a wealth of experience and skills in areas such a construction plant repair, motor sports, vehicle repair and AA patrol. You will develop your skills and ability to identify the source of mechanical and technical problems and how to fix them as well as servicing, maintaining 4×4 vehicles, harvesting machinery, welding and pricing jobs.

Visits to manufacturers eg Sumo. E. Yorkshire, dealers, suctions and trade shows will keep you up to date with the latest developments in the industry.

Course content

  • 4×4 system maintenance
  • Chassis & suspension systems
  • Diesel fuel systems
  • Engine service & repair
  • Harvesting machinery
  • Health, safety & welfare in the workplace
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydrostatic & CVT transmission systems
  • Land-based machinery operation maintenance
  • Powershift
  • Repair & diagnosis of faults
  • Machinery
  • Transmissions
  • Welding & fabrication
  • Work experience

Entry requirements

Mechanics Level 2 (Agricultural)(Merit/Distinction) including English & maths GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C)


Practical and wriiten assessments

Financial information

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Future opportunities


Your choices may include:

  • Agricultural Engineering MEng
  • Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)


Your choices may include:

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

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: 10 October 2017
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