Landbased Engineering (Ground Care)

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)


Oatridge Campus


This course is suitable for those who wish to gain employment as ground care 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 or to progress to an SVQ work-based qualification or an HN programme.

A range of core 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, health and safety and the environment, mathematics: craft 1, communications and work experience.

Additional topics for ground care include general ground care machinery, and grass maintenance machinery.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 5 plus English and Maths at National 4; or NC Landbased Engineering: An Introduction.

Progression Routes

SVQ at SCQF Level 5 or 6

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Engineering and Technology

SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy