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Agricultural Engineering Level 2

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Agricultural engineering
Courses Code
QF2EMLT
Study method
Full Time
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  • Is this course for you?

    Land Based Service Engineer Technicians typically work on site utilising their own initiative in a customer facing role. This requires a blend of skills, knowledge and behaviours, safe working and environmental practice capabilities covering – power units, power trains, fabrication, mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic system applications. These will be used in the context of the machinery and equipment in the chosen industry sector.

    The technician will typically have an understanding of the interface between machine, biological systems and the working environment for example climate, soil, plant and animals. The nature of the industry will present technical challenges ranging from simple mechanics to the diagnosis and repair of complex mechanical, electronic and telemetry systems.

    These operations may take place in the employer’s workplace or on the customer’s site requiring flexible working hours as dictated by seasonal requirements. Technicians may be called upon to advise customers and support work colleagues.

  • Required qualifications

    You will need a minimum of grade 3 in Maths, English and Science to start at level 2.

  • What skills will I develop?

    Whilst studying for your engineering career, you will also develop skills such as communication and technical machining skills.

    You will undertake training in –

    • Health and Safety
    • Workshop Practice
    • Transmission Systems
    • Engines
    • Fabrication
    • Hydraulics
    • Machinery Operations.

  • Careers

    On completion of level 2 it opens a whole range of possibilities for your next chosen steps to a career in agricultural engineering, including apprenticeships. A qualified level 2 engineer can expect to be earning £25000 to £35000 a year once fully qualified.

    On completion you will have the option to continue your education to level 3, as a full-time student. If you wish to continue your education as a full-time student, you can study up to level 5 before completing a year at a local university to complete a full degree.

    If you are looking at becoming a land based or agricultural engineer, we will help to get you there!

  • Work experience

    Our dedicated Work Experience team are here to help and support you in finding a meaningful work experience opportunity.
    Recent studies have shown that employers consider work experience to be extremely desirable. Whilst qualifications are hugely important, employers also require candidates to have skills and experience necessary for the workplace.

    Preparing you for the working world is very important to us, so that you may be successful in your next step.

    Work experience placements provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills; have a better understanding of the industry you want to work in and give you an insight into what it is like to be employed. They can also be great fun and very rewarding and you may even be offered a great reference, a part–time job, holiday working hours, apprenticeships, or full-time jobs.

    Once you start your course you will be provided with further information about work experience programmes, but it is never too early for you to start thinking about work experience placements and finding an employer who will offer you an opportunity.

    Work experience is an opportunity for you to gain experience in your chosen career path in order to develop relevant skills. Equally, it also helps you to acquire employability skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for future employment. There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your performance during work experience and you will receive some form of reference/feedback from the employer.

    The number of hours that are required can vary. Visit the work experience section of the website for more details.

  • English and maths

    Communication and the ability to apply mathematics to solve engineering problems is key to a career in Engineering. Having a solid understanding of both English and Maths is an important part of your course and is a requirement to progress through to higher education.
    You will be expected to attend GCSE Maths and English if your grades are below 4. This is part of your course and will greatly benefit you. As well as GCSE, you will also be taught engineering maths this is more aligned to maths in an engineering world.

  • Other important information

    A level 2 course at South Staffordshire College will prepare you for a career in the engineering world. The course has lots of practical elements and as such you will be required, for hygiene purposes, to purchase safety boots, safety glasses and overalls.

    Although the course has practical elements as an engineer you will always be theory to underpin your practical knowledge, you will require a folder, pens, pencils and a scientific calculator.

    Finance support is provided through bursary should you need this. Our friendly Learner Services team will be happy to help

  • Is this course for you?

    Land Based Service Engineer Technicians typically work on site utilising their own initiative in a customer facing role. This requires a blend of skills, knowledge and behaviours, safe working and environmental practice capabilities covering – power units, power trains, fabrication, mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic system applications. These will be used in the context of the machinery and equipment in the chosen industry sector.

    The technician will typically have an understanding of the interface between machine, biological systems and the working environment for example climate, soil, plant and animals. The nature of the industry will present technical challenges ranging from simple mechanics to the diagnosis and repair of complex mechanical, electronic and telemetry systems.

    These operations may take place in the employer’s workplace or on the customer’s site requiring flexible working hours as dictated by seasonal requirements. Technicians may be called upon to advise customers and support work colleagues.

  • Required qualifications

    You will need a minimum of grade 3 in Maths, English and Science to start at level 2.

  • What skills will I develop?

    Whilst studying for your engineering career, you will also develop skills such as communication and technical machining skills.

    You will undertake training in –

    • Health and Safety
    • Workshop Practice
    • Transmission Systems
    • Engines
    • Fabrication
    • Hydraulics
    • Machinery Operations.

  • Careers

    On completion of level 2 it opens a whole range of possibilities for your next chosen steps to a career in agricultural engineering, including apprenticeships. A qualified level 2 engineer can expect to be earning £25000 to £35000 a year once fully qualified.

    On completion you will have the option to continue your education to level 3, as a full-time student. If you wish to continue your education as a full-time student, you can study up to level 5 before completing a year at a local university to complete a full degree.

    If you are looking at becoming a land based or agricultural engineer, we will help to get you there!

  • Work experience

    Our dedicated Work Experience team are here to help and support you in finding a meaningful work experience opportunity.
    Recent studies have shown that employers consider work experience to be extremely desirable. Whilst qualifications are hugely important, employers also require candidates to have skills and experience necessary for the workplace.

    Preparing you for the working world is very important to us, so that you may be successful in your next step.

    Work experience placements provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills; have a better understanding of the industry you want to work in and give you an insight into what it is like to be employed. They can also be great fun and very rewarding and you may even be offered a great reference, a part–time job, holiday working hours, apprenticeships, or full-time jobs.

    Once you start your course you will be provided with further information about work experience programmes, but it is never too early for you to start thinking about work experience placements and finding an employer who will offer you an opportunity.

    Work experience is an opportunity for you to gain experience in your chosen career path in order to develop relevant skills. Equally, it also helps you to acquire employability skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for future employment. There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your performance during work experience and you will receive some form of reference/feedback from the employer.

    The number of hours that are required can vary. Visit the work experience section of the website for more details.

  • English and maths

    Communication and the ability to apply mathematics to solve engineering problems is key to a career in Engineering. Having a solid understanding of both English and Maths is an important part of your course and is a requirement to progress through to higher education.
    You will be expected to attend GCSE Maths and English if your grades are below 4. This is part of your course and will greatly benefit you. As well as GCSE, you will also be taught engineering maths this is more aligned to maths in an engineering world.

  • Other important information

    A level 2 course at South Staffordshire College will prepare you for a career in the engineering world. The course has lots of practical elements and as such you will be required, for hygiene purposes, to purchase safety boots, safety glasses and overalls.

    Although the course has practical elements as an engineer you will always be theory to underpin your practical knowledge, you will require a folder, pens, pencils and a scientific calculator.

    Finance support is provided through bursary should you need this. Our friendly Learner Services team will be happy to help