About the Course
This course is suitable for those who wish to gain employment as agricultural engineers. The course is a balanced mixture of theory and practical tasks which include carrying out servicing and maintenance tasks on a range of equipment that require real fault finding and repairs – this approach adds realism to the course and prepares the individual to gain employment with a dealer or to progress to an HN programme.
Applicants are normally expected to have a minimum of 2 National 4s and 2 National 5s including English and Maths or have successfully completed the NC Land-based Engineering: An introduction course.
A range of topics will be covered during the course including engine technology, piston engine repair skills, electrics introduction, workshop processes, welding, mechanical transmission, hydraulic systems, brakes, steering and traction, agricultural machinery — cultivation and plant establishment machinery, crop harvesting machinery, health & safety and the environment, mathematics: craft 1, communications and work experience.