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Land-based Engineering Apprenticeship

Level 2 • Work-based • Duchy College Stoke Climsland

We work with a wide range of local and regional employers providing apprenticeship training for land-based engineering. Whether that is farm machinery or grounds keeping on an estate or resort. To follow the apprenticeship route and earn while you learn, you will need to find a company with an element of land-based engineering to employ you. The majority of your time will be spent in the workplace with one day a week at college learning theory and the latest maintenance and repair techniques. To become fully qualified you must complete the Level 3 qualification. There are numerous machines available in this sector and your career could see you working on precision farming machinery, carrying out a variety of tasks: the construction and maintenance of mechatronics, remote sensors, robotic systems and farming automation; designing, installing and maintaining dairy equipment; maintaining and repairing grounds care machinery on golf courses or football grounds, off-road vehicles such as AVTs used by land owners and farmer on larger estates, forestry equipment such as chainsaws and timber production plants or food technology manufacturing plant operations and repairs. There has never been a better time to apply for a Land-based service Engineer apprenticeship. The land-based engineering sector is technologically advancing at a fascinating rate, encompassing systems such as precision farming aids like satellite guidance, telematics, electronic controls and driverless technology. Skilled engineers are in high demand and a land-based engineering apprenticeship is your way into this industry. For further information on apprenticeships and careers within land-based engineering, visit

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Agricultural Welding for beginners

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland

This course is suitable for anyone aged 19+ who would like to learn the basics of welding using a Manual Metal Arc (MMA) (arc) welder. This course will cover: General health and safety practice when welding. Set up and use of various types of MMA (arc) welding sets. All welds carried out will be on a flat level surface the following welds will be taught: Lap joint Open Corner T-Fillet During the course angle grinders and a band saw will also be used On completion you will be awarded with a Duchy College attendance certificate.

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Land-based Agricultural Engineering Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland

If you love science, technology, engineering, or information technology, then a career in land-based engineering could be for you. The skills and types of land-based engineering include diagnostics repair and testing, all in the context of diesel and petrol engines, equipment controlled by GPS technology and integrated into environmental information – a fantastic mix of innovation and problem solving. It’s not all about farming either, everything concerned with the upkeep and control of the countryside, forestry, sports grounds and open spaces involves the application of engineering solutions. We offer both full-time and apprenticeship routes for school leavers. Once you have completed the Level 3 qualification you will be able to work all over the world in a range of careers maintaining and repairing land-based machinery and technology. Modern agriculture is amazing and if you look more closely you will see things that will truly impress you. No longer is this an industry caught in a technological backwater. The career opportunities are fantastic and those colleges, training providers and universities involved will tell you that the job opportunities are excellent with many more jobs than there are people to fill them. This intermediate qualification is equivalent to five GCSEs and is an ideal starting point to learn the basics for a career in land-based engineering. What our learners say: Tom Tamblyn – Agricultural Engineer Level 2 2020/21 - `I have really enjoyed the course this year, the practical work has linked to the theory making it both engaging and useful. The variation of equipment we use helps us build a good foundation for what we want to go and do next year. Being in an industry work placement helps us to gather real experience to re inforce what`s being learnt at college` Useful links: Please note: As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.

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