Level 2 Technical Certificate

Land-Based Engineering

This is a course for people who enjoy practical work and, in particular, repairing machines. If you have an ambition to be a practical mechanic and would like to know all there is to know about agricultural machinery, then this course is for you.

The course will appeal to you if you have a particular interest in the maintenance and repair of land-based machinery.

Course includes

What will I study?

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • GCSEs at grades D/E or above
  • Satisfactory references

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Service mechanic in dealership
  • Mechanic on large mechanised farm
  • Welder and fabricator
  • Tractor driver or mechanic
Additional qualifications

You will also gain certificates in:

  • Manual handling
  • Abrasive wheels
Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2018 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.


Our college buses pick up over 1,400 students each day from a wide area. From September 2018 all college bus routes to Reaseheath will be FREE. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.


At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for 785 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

Student Profile
Matt Howell

Ambition: Service engineer

School: Mountain Creek High School, Australia

Age: 18

Widely travelled, Matt was educated ‘down under’ and may return to Australia once he’s qualified, to work in the thriving mining industry.

Interested in big machinery, he’s gained a good understanding of engineering basics on our Level 2 course and has progressing onto our well recognised Level 3 qualification

Although he was born in Crewe, Matt moved to New Zealand for nine years and then to Australia for two years with his father’s job. When the family returned in 2013 he immediately applied to Reaseheath and has really enjoyed learning in the classroom, then practising in the workshop.

He’s visited centres of engineering excellence in Germany and Holland on our annual study tour and also had work experience at an agricultural services company. He must have made an impression, as he’s been asked to return for his Level 3 work placement

Matt says: “It’s good to have an engineering qualification. Reaseheath was a really good choice of college. The course is really interesting and I like the way you’re treated more like an adult.”