South Staffordshire College

Level 2 Diploma in Agricultural Engineering

Course Code: QRF2AGEM Views: 1
Subject Area: Agriculture
Campus: Rodbaston
Study Method: FT
Start Date: September

Who is this course for?

The course is for people who want to work in Agricultural Engineering, this will help you to build on your experience and qualifications to be able to work in an Industry that is fast growing.

What will I do on the course?

It is made up of SEVEN modules (a total of 60 Credits). ALL SEVEN modules MUST be achieved in order to achieve the full qualification.

an example of the modules you will be studying are below

  • Introduction to Land-based Machinery Operations
  • Undertake Work Related Experience in the Land-based industries
  • Land-basedEnginbeering Operations - Applying Mechanical Principles
  • Land-based Engineering Operations - Understand How to Use, Service and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Land-based Engineering Operations - Understand How to Use, Service and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Land-based Engineering Operations - Material Preparation, Shaping and Assembling.
  • Land-based Engineering Operations - Carry Out Servicing and Maintenance on Land-based Equipment

Modules are run over a term (between 10 – 12 weeks) and must be completed by the end of each term. Modules will be delivered and assessed through a variety of practical and written tasks, with a weighting of 50/50.

Each module can be achieved at a PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION overall.

What qualifications do I need?

The entry requirements are 4 GCSE's at D grade or equivalent ,ideally including English, Maths and Science. ( new grading structure level 3

Maths and English

English and maths are integral to gaining employment and are included on every study programme to support your development and progression in these important skills. With this in mind you will need to attend Functional skills English/maths or GCSE in English/maths depending on your previous attainment. This will be discussed at interview and confirmed when you enrol.

When does the course start?


Where is it held?

Rodbaston/ AgriSTEM

What equipment will I need?

You will be expected to purchase your own personal protective equipment (PPE) equipment and bring it with you for every practical session. You will be advised of specific requirements for your course when joining instructions are sent out after interview./paragraph>

As with all FE college courses, you will also be expected to provide your own stationary and always attend college fully equipped for lessons with a folder, note paper and writing implements.

Are there any additional costs?

WORK EXPERIENCE is ESSENTIAL!! You should provide evidence of 150 hours throughout the year from a suitable work experience placement. You will be supported by your Course tutor and work placement team, however, please be aware that it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to find a placement and complete a work experience Health & Safety Check form with details of your placement / provider.

Other courses available in: Agriculture

FT = Full-Time, PT = Part-Time, WBL = Work Based Learning

REMEMBER: It's not too late to start a full-time course. If you aren't sure what to do this September or aren't happy with where you are, contact us NOW!

Are you looking for part-time, evening or weekend courses?
You can find them in the Community Education section.

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