Level 3 T Level Land-based Engineering

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Agriculture AG234A01/24/2 Further Education

Course Information

The Agriculture, Land Management and Production T Level comprises two main parts: the Common Core (where learners will cover key aspects of business, sustainability, ethical principles, health and safety and safe working practices) and the Occupational Specialism – in either land based engineering, livestock production or arable crop production.

This exciting 2-year qualification combines theory and practical lessons in a college setting – working within our dual-purpose onsite farm and extensive workshop areas – alongside an extended industry placement with an external employer, which will span a minimum of 315 hours across the qualification.


  • Level 3 T Level Land-based Engineering
Course Content
  • Topics covered may include:
    Sustainability, legislation, principles of biosecurity, right and responsibilities, ethical principles, supply chain management and employability skills.
    Learners will also develop their knowledge and understanding of, and skills in:
    - Knowledge and application of the operating principles of different types of land-based machinery and equipment
    - Scheduled, preventative and predictive maintenance and preparation for out-of-season storage
    - Knowledge of tools, equipment and materials and their application in land-based engineering
    - Skills in conducting maintenance of land-based machinery and equipment
    - Skills in the repair of land-based machinery and equipment
    - Skills in carrying out diagnostic activities on land-based machinery and equipment
Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, which include English and maths OR a relevant Level 2 qualification.
    Some farming/engineering experience before commencing the course is essential, as is the ability to cope with written work.
    An employer-led industry placement of at least 315 hours will need to be completed across the qualification.

Next Steps
  • Learners may consider progressing onto the Higher National Diploma in Agriculture at Kingston Maurward College; a BSc Applied Agricultural Science at a different university provider or employment.
Career Opportunities
  • Agriculture machinery technician, land-based service engineer or further training to become a land-based mechanic.

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
04-Sep-2024 19-Jun-2026 9.30 a.m. 3.45 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
Various 210
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 - usually between £70 and £150 per qualification for certificates of competence such as Tractor Driving. For some additional qualifications a contribution towards the cost of training may also be required.
Uniform - Kingston Maurward polo shirt. Other optional uniform includes a KMC gilet, jumper and waterproof coat.
A range of trips are planned throughout the year.

Materials Required

Basic stationery: calculator, pens, paper and lever arch files.
All our learners are expected to wear clothing which must be suitable for the environment, weather and time of year for all practical/outdoor/workshop tasks.
Protective KMC-branded navy blue overalls, steel toe-capped work boots and a hi-viz yellow tabard are mandatory for all practical activities across the college estate. Steel toe-capped wellington boots are also mandatory for livestock tasks.
Access to IT equipment at home and at college.
Tetanus vaccination is recommended.

What's next?

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