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Level 3 Land-Based Engineering


An advanced and well-established qualification which is recognised by industry as demonstrating technical capability to work in the land-based technology and agricultural engineering sectors and can also be used to progress to degree level courses. In year one learners may also achieve the 90 credit diploma.


This hands-on practical course allows students to get to grips with the world of Engineering and experience first hand how to maintain and repair a wide range of agricultural and industial machinery as well as off road vehicles, gaining skills relevant to working in an industry setting.

Course features at Newton Rigg include how to inspect and test machinery and equipment, how to service and repair engines, hydraulic systems and components, vehicle engine technology, health, safety and welfare, chassis systems, welding, machine maintenance, work-related experience and workshop practice.

Entry Requirements

Usually at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (new GCSE grading levels 4 to 9) to include any 2 from English, Maths and Science with at least a grade D in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 2 vocational qualification (Merit or above) with English and Maths at Level 2

Further Study

After successful completion of this course you may be able to progress to a relevant degree course, into an Advanced Apprenticeship or into employment, including working overseas.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400