UK farming depends on machines: everything from humble mowers to sophisticated harvesters and even drones. They all need servicing, mending and maintaining. That’s a £4bn engineering industry with over 3,300 businesses employing more than 22,000 people.

Do you want to join a fast moving industry? You could be a hands-on Mechanic, a Software Technician or Engineering Consultant. We have the engineering workshops, advanced machinery and technology to power your career.

Modern farming is increasingly reliant on advanced technology. The largest estates are investing in automation, including self-driving vehicles. Their aim is to increase food production and sustainability through more efficient precision farming. Yet many smaller estates find the cost of new equipment prohibitively expensive. They have to rely on keeping older equipment in working order to stay competitive. That means the industry needs engineers able to maintain both old and new machines.

The farms of the future may demand software engineers more than mechanical engineers. However, traditional farms will still need machinists who understand motors and electronics. Whichever path you choose, you will find varied, interesting and rewarding work. Our courses blend practice and theory, as well as real work experience. We’ll help you develop hands-on skills, such as metalworking, welding and engine maintenance. We’ll also cover the principles of engineering, such as how transmissions work.

Agricultural Engineering Courses


Further Education

Level 2 - Advanced Technical Certificate in Landbased Engineering (Technology)

Easton campus

Level 3 - Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land-based Engineering

Easton campus


Apprenticeship Land Based Service Engineer Technician Standard

Easton/Otley campus

Intermediate Apprenticeship Land Based Service Engineer

Easton/Otley campus


Abrasive Wheels (handheld and bench mounted)

1 day Easton campus

Welding for Beginners & Improvers

Easton campus
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