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L3 Extended Diploma in Land-based Engineering Technology

Who is it suitable for?

This Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) is ideal for school and college learners aged 16-19, as well as 19+ learners wishing to enter into the land-based technology industry.
Learners will gain the specialist skills and knowledge required to kick start their career specialising in agricultural equipment and machinery.


This qualification is practical and engaging to motivate and support learners to gain key knoweldge and skills required in this specialist industry.
With mandatory requirement for employer engagement, learners get the opportunity to experience the real workplace environment.
This qualification can be taken full or part time and is also approved on the DfE KS5 2018 Performance Tables.
To see the full list of 2018 KS5 performance tables, please click here.


Upon achieving this qualification, learners can progress onto further training and education in service and engineering subjects (including apprenticeship) or to a job role in the land-based engineering sector.


For this qualification, learners must complete:

  • Online Assessments - Each mandatory group has an online assessment. Optional and additional units chosen may also require online assessment to be taken.

  • Core Unit (synoptic assessment) - This assessment is achieved through completion of unit Group B. It assesses both skills and knowledge obtained from Mandatory units.

  • Portfolio of evidence - This is required to prove learning outcomes are achieved through practical and tasks performed. IMI provide sample support material of practical and written tasks for optional use.

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.

View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications.

Professional or Trade Body Letters of Support

BAGMA Letter of Support

Institution of Agricultural Engineers Letters of Support

Employer Letters of Support

Claas Letter of Support

Suzuki Letter of Support

TAG Letter of Support

Anglia Harvesters Letter of Support


Declared Purpose for Level 3 Extended Diploma in Land-based Engineering Technology