Land-based Technology Level 2 Diploma at Bicton College
This is a broad-based programme for people who enjoy practical work and, in particular, repairing machines. If you have aspirations to be an engineer in the mechanical and agriculture industry and would like to know all there is to know about agricultural machinery, then this course is for you. It will provide you with an alternative to GCSE entry to the Level 3 Extended Diploma or other relevant career paths.
The course will appeal to those who have a practical interest in the maintenance and repair of land-based machinery. The course blends the practical workshops with some theory in the classroom. The areas of study include:
- Safe working in the workshop with a range of different tools including spanners, hand and power tools
- Servicing, maintaining and working on a range of land-based machinery and equipment
- Welding and fabrication
- Tractor driving skills
- Work experience
You will also work towards nationally recognised functional qualifications in English, Maths and ICT.
You will also study nationally recognised Functional Skills qualifications (English, Maths and ICT) and Nationally recognised awards in welding and tractor operations.
It is essential that your Initial Assessment results show that you are working at Level 1. You will also need to have achieved 4 GCSEs at grades A–D, including English Language, Maths & Science or equivalent.
Students can progress to the Extended Diploma in Land-based Technology after achieving an appropriate grade for the programme, or enter apprenticeship programmes in agriculture, plant maintenance or ground care machinery.
Owing to the broad base of the programme, career opportunities can be found in a very wide job market. Previous students have found employment in engineering with agricultural/horticultural firms, agricultural dealers and contractors and commercial vehicle repair.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bicton College directly.