Level 2 Diploma in Land Based Technology (QCF)

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Agriculture AG215A01/20/1 Further Education

Course Information

This course is designed to support new entrants into a career servicing and maintaining agricultural machinery. It will combine classroom-based sessions with a considerable opportunity to practice essential engineering skills in a land-based work environment. You will receive an introduction to important topics in land-based technology and can choose from a wide range of subjects from thermal joining processes to servicing engines.

It is a broad course for young people who enjoy working with machinery and is designed to help you progress into a wide range of land-based engineering roles or to boost your existing skills and knowledge. It has also been designed to lead on to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Land Based Technology.


  • Level 2 Diploma in Land Based Technology (QCF)
Course Content
  • Working safely
    Welding and fabrication
    Tractor driving skills
    Servicing and maintaining land based machinery
    Work placement
    Maths & English
Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs at grade 3/D, including English and Maths. Interest in agricultural machinery.Work placement.
Next Steps
  • Apprenticeship in Agriculture - focus on Land based technology
Career Opportunities
  • Service mechanic in dealership/rental (farming, forestry, civil engineering, horticulture), Mechanic on farms, forestry, estates, golf coursesProgression to Army Engineering training, civil engineering, logistics within the food industry and any other sectors of the engineering industry

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
07-Sep-2020 (Already Started) 24-Jun-2021 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
Tue - Thu 105
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students aged 16-18. Students aged 19-25 may also be eligible for government funding or a student loan depending on their circumstances.
Assessment fees for some additional qualifications, ususally between £70 and £120 per qualification for certificates of competence. For some additional qualifications, a contribution towards the cost of training may also be required.

Materials Required

Basic stationery - calculator, pens, paper and lever arch files, Protective overalls, Steel toe capped work boots, AEL uniform (polo shirt and sweat shirt).

Tetanus protection is recommended. All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager

What's next?

Applications for this course are now closed. If you'd like to know when there will be another or need more information we are happy to answer any questions.