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Agricultural Engineering - BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Myerscough College

Course description

The Level 2 Diploma qualification (formerly First Diploma) is an excellent introductory course for students wishing to further their knowledge of mechanisation. It is extremely popular with school leavers and provides practical knowledge and experience, combining this with an academic study of the principles of machinery maintenance, basic engineering and workshop practices. The course provides a broad understanding of the subject, with a view to progressing to one of our Level 3 Diploma courses, or to start work in the industry.

Course content

Students learn the fundamentals of land-based engineering and workshop practices as well as gaining an insight to the wider land-based industries. Machinery construction, operation, maintenance and repair are all included, to enable learners to carry out a wide range of fundamental workshop tasks.

Additional units cover the principles of basic power units, transmission, steering, braking, suspension and electrical systems. Students learn the necessary skills to remove and replace a range of vehicle components and systems, using tools and equipment safely. A period of work experience is also built into the Level 2 Diploma programme.

In addition to obtaining the main Level 2 Diploma qualification, students also undertake the NPTC Level 1 Certificate in Safe Manual Handling and the NPTC Level 2 Award in Tractor Driving.

Entry requirements

Students are normally aged 16 or over and have some level of achievement in GCSE or relevant Further Education qualifications and have gained a minimum of grade 3 (D) in two or more subjects, including English Language.


A wide range of assessment methods are used during the course, to give all students the opportunity to maximise their success.

Future opportunities

Progression to Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Agricultural Engineering.

Career opportunities include trainee positions in the machinery industry or as a stores person, sales person or service engineer.


Further information

Agricultural Engineering involves the development, operation, maintenance and testing of highly specialised agricultural machinery.

Students learn practical skills such as welding and fabrication, how machines work, why they breakdown and how they can be repaired. Students also undertake research into transmission systems and engine characteristics – including performance testing and emissions control – using the latest machinery technologies.

Our state-of-the-art newly built Engineering Centre provides the perfect environment for students to develop their knowledge and expertise.

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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