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Agriculture, Technical Qualification in Agricultural Engineering (Land-based Technology), Level 3 at Hadlow College

Course description

This course has a mixture of practical and theory and is delivered making use of the excellent Agricultural facilities including the workshop and machinery training yard.

Students are able to access a range of additional learning support, based on need and well supported through the use virtual learning resources. A range of employability skills will be developed whilst on the course including practical skills, communication, and land-based specific knowledge, and development of ICT skills. Students  will also get the opportunity to carry out work experience on external placements.

Course content

Year 1

  • Welding and fabrication
  • Service and repair engines and components
  • Land-based vehicle engine technology
  • Servicing mechanical power transmission systems
  • Workshop practice
  • Health, safety and welfare
  • Service and repair hydraulic systems
  • Service and repair suspension systems
  • Machinery operations
  • Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths

Year 2

  • Vehicle chassis systems
  • Customer care
  • Work-related experience
  • Workshop repair process and materials technology
  • Service and repair electrical systems
  • Inspect and test equipment and machinery
  • Business planning and improvement
  • Working with groundcare equipment
  • Specialised workshop practice
  • Investigative project
  • Provide customer care
  • Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs grades A*-C / 9-4 or equivalent (Level 2 Diploma), which must include GCSEs in English AND maths A*-C / 9-4 Grade. For those students who achieve four GCSEs A*-C/9-4, there is the option of a 90 credit Diploma. Achievement of this at Merit or Distinction will allow progression onto the second year.


Students will be assessed throughout the course using assignments, projects, practical tests, exams and external assessments. Students are encouraged to relate theory to practice in all assessments.

Future opportunities

On completion of this qualification you will have the knowledge and skills to enter the Agricultural engineering industry. Former students who have left have worked as workshop engineers, Farm fitters, Machinery contractors, Main dealership technicians
and self-employed mechanics. The options are endless, and if you have enjoyed the education, this qualification will allow you to progress onto higher qualification including BSc (Hons) Agriculture here at Hadlow.

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: 08 November 2017
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