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Agricultural Engineering Level 3

At a glance

  • Full Time

  • 1 or 2 Years

  • Gelli Aur Campus

This two year course provides training and development needed for students with a keen interest in agricultural engineering who wish to progress into an industry related work placement or higher education. It covers a broad base of agricultural engineering and although practically orientated, also focuses on the theory behind the engineering technologies involved in the agricultural industry, particularly as applied to the design, manufacture and service requirements of agricultural tractors and field machinery.

Programme Features

The programme is a full-time, level three course which is equivalent to A-level standard. 

Year 1 - 90 credits

Year 2 - 180 credits

As part of the programme, learners will also study towards the Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales qualification.

  • Progression within education to Higher education
  • Preparation for employment in the appropriate vocational sector. 
  • Practical and theoretical training in Agricultural and Land-based machinery and equipment. 
  • Nationally recognised qualification.
Programme content
  • Engine Technology,
  • Diesel Technology,
  • Engineering Design,
  • Engineering Math,
  • Health and Safety,
  • Work related experience (minimum 300 hours in year one)
  • Hydraulic Systems,
  • Diagnostics,
  • Chassis Systems,
  • Transmissions,
  • Engineering Project,
  • Electrics and electronic control systems,
  • Servicing of machinery and equipment Application,
  • cultivation and harvesting,
  • Thermal joining.
Progression and employment

Successful completion of the extended diploma will qualify students for entry onto industry related work placements and higher education level courses in related subjects.

Method of assessment

Assessment is based on coursework assignments, end of module tests, verbal and written questioning and workshop practical assessments.

This qualification is available to be assessed through the medium of English only.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grades A* - C (to include maths, English, science, or Welsh) or a level two diploma qualification in a relevant subject plus one GCSE at A* - C in either mathematics, Welsh or English. 

Additional costs

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £25 prior to enrolment.

Learners will be required to purchase PPE including safety boots, overalls and safety glasses prior to the start of the course.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.

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Graig Campus
Sandy Road
SA15 4DN
01554 748000
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Coleg Sir Gar is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08539630 and is a registered charity No. 1152522. 
The registered office is at The Graig Campus, Sandy Road, Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4DN