Myerscough College

BTEC Level 2 Diploma Agricultural Engineering (FT)

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Course Length: 1 year full time The following course, offered by Myserscought, will help you improve your skills and achieve your professional goals. During the program you will study different subjects which are deemed to be useful for those who want to enhance their professional career. Sign up for more information!


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BTEC Level 2 Diploma Agricultural Engineering

Course Length: 1 year full time

Myerscough College (Preston)

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Click to Apply: Preston - Level 2 BTEC Diploma Land-based (Mechanisation)

Brief Description of the Course:

(NB. All programmes are based on credit accumulation. Each unit of study is worth either 5 or 10 credits towards the total amount needed to achieve the qualification)

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to a wide range of machinery and workshop practices. Students also gain an awareness of what the industry involves. It is extremely popular with school leavers who wish to combine a practical based training programme with sound theoretical knowledge. The course is designed to give students a broad understanding of the subject, with a view to progressing to one of our Level 3 Diploma courses / apprenticeships, or to start work in the Land-based Mechanisation industry.

Machinery construction, operation, maintenance and repair are also included, to enable students to carry out a wide range of fundamental workshop tasks. You will undertake a small series of written and practical assessments as well as learning the basic science and IT used in the mechanised operations.

The course is mainly practical based with all course related lessons being held in a workshop environment.

Entry Criteria:

This course covers practical skills and relevant background knowledge. Students are normally aged 16 or over and the following qualifications are needed:

¨ a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade D or above to include English Language

¨ or equivalent qualifications.

List of Units:

¨ Introduction to Land-based Machinery Operations

¨ Undertake Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries

¨ Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety in a Land-based Engineering Work Area

¨ Land-based Engineering Operations - Applying Mechanical Principles

¨ 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


Assessments will include both written assignments and practical work. There are no formal examinations on the Level 2 Diploma.

Possible Careers / Jobs:

¨ Training in the Machinery Industry

¨ Stores Person

¨ Trainee Sales Person

¨ Trainee Service Engineer


Level 2 students can progress to level 3 programmes subject to published entry requirements and satisfactory performance at level 2.

Special Requirements:

1 Specialist Clothing and Equipment: Clean overalls and suitable protective footwear can be purchased with College logo during the first 3 weeks at College.

2 Minimum Age: Prospective students should be at least 16 years old. Interviews are arranged at regular intervals when prospective students are invited to attend the College to view the resources and to ensure that the course is suitable for them.

To apply for this course please select the coloured tab, relating to the centre you wish to study at, on the right hand side of this screen. You can save your progress if you prefer to do it in stages but you must complete all sections of the form.

Special Education Needs and Disability Prospective students who have a disability that may affect their studies should inform the College as soon as possible. Reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate student needs and to provide appropriate support to enable successful completion of the course of study. Where necessary students will be asked for evidence to help identify appropriate adjustments.

Please note that the information provided in this fact sheet was accurate at the date of publication. However, courses are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change.

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