Level 3 Technical Qualification in Agricultural Engineering

Level 3 Technical Qualification in Agricultural Engineering


Hadlow Campus

Start Date


This course has a mixture of practical and theory and is delivered making use of the excellent Agricultural facilities including the workshop and machinery training yard.

Students are able to access a range of additional learning support, based on need and are well supported through the use of virtual learning resources. A range of employability skills will be developed whilst on the course including practical skills, communication, and land-based specific knowledge, and development of ICT skills. Students will also get the opportunity to carry out work experience on external placements.

The following are examples of some of the topics students can expect to study within the course:

Year 1

• Welding and fabrication
• Service and repair engines and components
• Land-based vehicle engine technology
• Servicing mechanical power transmission systems
• Workshop practice
• Health, safety and welfare
• Service and repair hydraulic systems
• Service and repair suspension systems
• Machinery operations
• Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths

Year 2

• Vehicle chassis systems
• Customer care
• Work-related experience
• Workshop repair process and materials technology
• Service and repair electrical systems
• Inspect and test equipment and machinery
• Business planning and improvement
• Working with groundcare equipment
• Specialised workshop practice
• Investigative project
• Provide customer care
• Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths

Students will be assessed throughout the course using assignments, projects, practical tests, exams and external assessments. Students are encouraged to relate theory to practice in all assessments.

On completion of this qualification you will have the knowledge and skills to enter the Agricultural engineering industry. Former students who have left have worked as workshop engineers, Farm fitters, Machinery contractors, Main dealership technicians and self-employed mechanics. The options are endless, and if you have enjoyed the education, this qualification will allow you to progress onto higher qualification including BSc (Hons) Agriculture here at Hadlow.

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Advanced Learner Loan

    Hadlow Campus

  • 2 Years

    Full time

  • free for 16-18 year olds

  • 19+ FEES


  • Awarding body

    City & Guilds of London Institute

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs grades A*-C / 9-4 or equivalent (Level 2 Diploma), which must include GCSEs in English AND maths A*-C / 9-4 Grade. For those students who achieve four GCSEs A*-C/9-4, there is the option of a one year Diploma. Achievement of this at Merit or Distinction will allow progression onto the second year.