Course type:

Level 3 Extended Diploma Land-Based Engineering

If you have a keen interest in and understanding of land-based industries, have a practical and enquiring mind, and want a varied working environment with current technology, then this course is ideal for you.

This two-year program of study is designed to increase knowledge and practical skills across machinery operation, workshop skills and engineering systems.

An Agricultural Engineer services, diagnoses, repairs, tests, evaluates and provides technical support for customers and operators. With technology increasing in the land-based service sector, there's a wide range of career opportunities for a skilled and versatile engineer.

What you will study

The broad topics covered on this course provide a tailored sound basis and an engaging programme of the key knowledge, and practical skills required appropriate for employment in land-based service sector.

Industry experience

Through industry links and a period of work placement 99% of learners make positive progression into employment or in some cases higher education.

Career opportunities

On completion of the diploma, you'll gain a nationally recognised qualification for entry and progression into and within land-based service engineering as well as allied industries. You should have a thorough understanding of your subject and be ready to progress into higher education or into employment.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

2 Year
2 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include Mathematics and English Language.

Why study Agriculture at Hartpury College?

Whether you’re studying Agriculture, Engineering, Farm Mechanisation or Gamekeeping, our 500-hectare farm estate will be your classroom.

You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in every aspect of farming and estate operation; whether it’s milking in the dairy unit, maintaining farm machinery or active participation in routine farm and gamekeeping duties.

Two students holding lambs

How to apply

Apply online

To apply for a diploma course or A-levels at Hartpury College please complete an online application

What happens next?

Once we receive your application, we will write and invite you to attend an interview and written assessment with a member of staff on your chosen course. The interview is an opportunity to discuss the course content, ask any questions you may have and go on a tour of the campus.


If you are unable to complete an online application please contact

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