Agricultural Engineering - Advanced Technical Extended Diploma - Level 3 (2 years)

Further Details
Course Code
LP50237
Location
Llysfasi
Duration
Full Time, This is a 2 year full time course, 4 days a week in college plus one day in work placement in industry.
Department
Agricultural Engineering
Start Date
05 Sep 2022
End Date
23 Jun 2023

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Course Overview
This qualification covers all of the skills, knowledge and understanding required to enter employment in the land-based engineering industry. You will study a wide range of areas that include health and safety, calculations for service engineering and workshop processes. You will learn how to repair engines, vehicle systems, electric systems and hydraulic systems, test electronic systems. In addition you will learn how to repair mechanical power transmission systems, synchromesh transmissions and clutches, powershift transmissions and hydrostatic or hydro-mechanical (CVT) transmissions. You will also learn how to repair cultivation or drilling machinery, application machinery, forage harvesting machinery and combinable or root crop harvesting machinery as well as precision farming techniques eg. guidance systems, mapping and telematics.

Using innovative and up-to-date technology, covering both agricultural and plant machinery, you will develop your skills and experience to become :
land based engineers
machinery operators
Contractor,
Tractor driver,
Demonstrator,
Fixed plant manager
Sprayer operator,
Machinery technician,
Farm mechanic
Machinery operator.

These are taught mainly through practical sessions in our sector leading workshop using the latest diagnostic equipment and machinery, Tractor operation and field work, classroom activities, visits and guest speakers. Our National partnerships with leading agricultural machinery manufacturers such as: AGCO, Massey Ferguson, Fendt, Valtra, Kubota and Kverneland to name a few, enables the course to have access to new and emerging technology and machinery.

The course will be delivered through our Purpose built Agricultural Teaching Centre, visits to industry shows and competitions lectures, guest speakers and demonstrations from industry specialists as well as making full use of our diverse commercial working farm, consisting of 400Ha with a large dairy herd, beef and sheep units and academy, and a range of woodland and forestry.

You will also need to undertake work placements throughout the course within a relevant Land-based business, These invaluable placements are integral to the course allowing you to further develop your skills, as well as establish links within industry, helping to strengthen your future employment prospects. You may also have the opportunity to travel to Europe to further your experience.

Educational trips are an important part of the course, where assessment and activities will take place.

Legislative qualifications and skills could include, First aid, tractor driving, construction vehicles, telescopic handler, abrasive wheels, pesticide spraying, ATVs, numeracy, literacy and ICT skills.
Assessment will take place continuously throughout the year, in the form of assignments, practical observations, small tests, examinations, synoptic assessment, presentations and a successful period of work experience.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 including English /Welsh (1st Language) and Maths.
Or Level 2 Technical Certificate in Agricultural Engineering at High Merit / Distinction.

At Coleg Cambria we would encourage you to do the very best that you can in your exams. The better your grades the more options you will have, and may result in you gaining entry onto a higher level course.
Apprenticeships, into employment or to a related Higher Education course/University.

Land based engineer, machinery operator, Contractor, Tractor driver, Demonstrator, Fixed plant manager, Sprayer operator, Machinery technician, Farm mechanic, Machinery operator.
There may be additional costs for some visits and trips.

Some courses may require equipment and/or uniforms to be purchased. Please see attached equipment list for further information.
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