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Duchy College | Bicton College Bicton | Stoke Climsland LEVEL: 2 Land-based Engineering & Technology

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 www.landbasedengineering.com


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Ideal if:

This two-year apprenticeship is ideal if you want to become a qualified engineer.

Entry Requirements:

Five GCSEs at grade 3, including English, and maths and to be employed in a relevant role.

You must have good practical skills, be able to follow technical drawings and work carefully and methodically.


You will attend college in a series of block weeks, developing a range of skills including fabrication and welding, maintenance engineering and machining. The apprenticeship route allows you to tailor your learning to suit your job and the skills required.

You’ll love:

Immersing yourself in hands-on practical training.



Agriculture & Countryside Management
Land-based Engineering & Technology
Land-based Engineering & Technology



Start Date

September 2020




2 years


Start Date

September 2020


Stoke Climsland


Aiden Kent Agricultural Engineering

Aiden was awarded the Vincent Tractors scholarship last year, that included money towards tools and equipment and work experience at Vincent Tractors.

“If I learn something new at college it’s great that I can go in to work
the next day and apply it. The thing I enjoy most is fixing something, at
Vincent Tractors they have a Kubota which I helped to fix when the gear
box went."

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