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Agricultural Engineering Level 2

Programme Description

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.

Programme Features

  • A strong emphasis on practical training on a wide range of agricultural machinery.
  • Essential underpinning knowledge giving the theory behind the practical tasks carried out.
  • Welding and fabrication practical and theory training.
  • Visits to local franchise dealers, shows and manufacturers.

Progression & Employment

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.

Programme Content

Agricultural Machinery; Agricultural Vehicle Technology; Workshop Practices; Engine Technology; Tractor Hydraulics; Electrical Systems; Health and Safety; Welding and Fabrication.( subject to change)

Programme Assessment

Coursework, online examinations, written job cards and practical skills testing.

Programme Entry Requirements

Level 1 qualification or 3 GCSEs (to include at least one GCSE (A* - C) in Mathematics, Welsh or English.

Additional Costs

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.