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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.

On this course you will develop the knowledge and skills to service, maintain and repair a wide range of land-based machinery including tractors, plant machinery, 4×4, harvesting machinery and ground care machinery. You will develop diagnostic skills, theoretical knowledge and understanding of Agricultural Engineering principles together with a range of workshop skills including welding. The course is taught by industry experts supplemented by specialist visits and work experience to prepare you for a career in Agricultural Engineering.

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: 29 August 2018
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