This course offers full time training, normally four days per week, for students with a keen interest in agricultural engineering who are either intending to join the trade or wish to progress to higher education. Training includes the repair, servicing and maintenance of a wide range of agricultural and land-based machinery.
As part of the programme, learners will also complete essential skills and the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification. Opportunities will also be provided for GCSEs in English and maths, which will be essential to continue onto level three.
Candidates upon interview may be offered an Apprenticeship Programme subject to their practical ability and existing qualifications after completion of the first year. This would be on a part time basis.
On successful completion of this course students are able to progress to the Agricultural Technicians Level 2 centre based, or full apprenticeship training. Alternatively further education training at a higher level may be appropriate eg. BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma in Agricultural Engineering.
Agricultural Machinery; Agricultural Vehicle Technology; Workshop Practices; Engine Technology; Tractor Hydraulics; Electrical Systems; Health and Safety; Welding and Fabrication.( subject to change)
Coursework, online examinations, written job cards and practical skills testing.
Level 1 qualification or 3 GCSEs (to include at least one GCSE (A* - C) in Mathematics, Welsh or English.
All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.
You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.