Technical Baccalaureate in

Agricultural Engineering

Start your agricultural engineering career with an academic edge by studying this Technical Baccalaureate (TechBacc).

As part of your TechBacc qualification you will study a Level 3 qualification in Agricultural Engineering alongside a Level 3 Maths qualification. You’ll also undertake an extended industry project and complete a work placement, ideal preparation to go straight into industry or on to higher level study.

How long will it take?

  • 2 years, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • 5 GCSEs including grade 4/C or above to include Maths, English and Science and grade 5/B, or
  • Relevant Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above with GCSE grade 5/B in Maths and English

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Land-based Engineering (specialist units include: hydraulics, computer controlled systems including GPS and auto-steer, diesel fuel injection systems and agricultural machinery)
  • Level 3 Extended Project qualification
  • Level 3 Mathematics
  • Industry Placement

Course options after this programme

  • Progress onto study a degree in Agricultural Engineering or a foundation degree in Dealership Management, or
  • HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering (Agricultural), or
  • Gain employment within the agricultural engineering industry

Higher Education course options

  • Higher Apprenticeship in Land Based Technology
  • HNC in Mechanical Engineering (Agricultural)
  • HND in Mechanical Engineering (Agricultural)
  • Foundation Degree in Dealership Management
  • Degree in Agricultural Engineering

Career options

  • Precision farming engineer
  • Technical service engineer
  • Design and development engineer
  • Self-employed engineer
  • Overseas development