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Qualification name Diploma in Land-based Technology (VRQ)
Qualification level 2
Awarding organisation The Institute of the Motor Industry
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 11th September 2023
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

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.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

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

View the key features of this course.

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

Understand how the course will be delivered.

Courses are delivered using a range of methods including classroom based exercises, in the workplace or online study

Find out what material you will need.

Any specific equipment you are required to have will advised during application/enrolment process

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

You will be assessed using a variety of different assessment methods

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 uni.

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Name Rodbaston Campus
Address Rodbaston Campus
Penkridge
Staffordshire
ST19 5PH
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Email enquiries@southstaffs.ac.uk
Phone 0300 456 2424
Website http://www.southstaffs.ac.uk
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