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NPTC Level 3 Diploma in Work-Based Land-Based Engineering Operations

City & Guilds

Level 3


The Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Land-based Engineering Operations is a programme of workplace training and assessment leading to a nationally recognised qualification. It will allow learners to develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the land-based machinery/engineering sector. This course will form part of the Apprenticeship framework for Land-based Engineering Operations.


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Course Content

The programme units for the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Land-based Engineering Operations covering both Agriculture and Groundcare: Recognise and Reduce Risks in the Landbased Engineering Work Area; Understand and Follow Organisational Procedures within LB Eng Establishments; Provide Customer Care within LB Eng Operations; Use Calculations in LB Engineering Operations; Perform Thermal joining Processes; Service & Repair Engines & Components on LB Equipment; Maintain Electronic Control & Monitoring Systems; Service & Repair Hydraulic Systems and Components; Service & Repair Powershift, Hydrostatic CVT Transmissions; Inspect and Test LB Machinery and Equipment.

Assessment Method

Assessment of practical skills and underpinning knowledge is a continuous process throughout the course. Assessment of learner competence will be based upon realistic work place situations, performing purposeful and recognisable tasks which will require a combination of skills and related knowledge.

Progression Opportunities

This course leads directly to a career in the Land-Based industry. Successful learners will be fully qualified mechanics recognised in this sector. Higher Education engineering related courses would be the appropriate next step, e.g. the Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Diagnostic Techniques or a Level 5 Foundation Degree in an engineering discipline.

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Entry Requirements

All learners are expected to be qualified to Level 2 before commencing this advanced programme or have at least 3 years' experience working as a mechanic in land-based machinery/engineering sector.

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