Advanced Manufacturing EngineeringVocational • Level 3
About the course
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering is a two year course. No prior engineering knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required to apply for the course. The first year consist of mechanical and electrical units, in the second year students are given the option to select a more mechanical or electrical pathway. This qualification is aimed at learners preparing for technical and professional roles within a mechanical or electrical discipline. For example, mechatronics maintenance technician, mechanical engineering technician, mechanical fitter and electrical engineer. The course consists of theoretical and practical units, developing your knowledge and skills required to; enter employment, progress onto higher education or apply for an advanced/higher apprenticeship. Units you will study on the first year include; Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace, Communications for Engineering Technicians, Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Mechanical Principles of Engineering Systems, Computer-aided Drafting in Engineering, Fabrication Processes and Technology, Electrical Technology, Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Techniques and Electrical and Electronic Principles in Engineering.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–5/4 (A*–C), including Maths and preferably English and Science or a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification.
Year 1 Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace, Communications for Engineering Technicians, Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Mechanical Principles of Engineering Systems, Computer-aided Drafting in Engineering, Fabrication Processes and Technology, Electrical Technology, Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Techniques and Electrical and Electronic Principles in Engineering. Year 2 Mechanical Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials, Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques, Computer-aided Manufacturing, Engineering Maintenance Procedures and Techniques, Engineering Project, Further Engineering Mathematics, Further Mechanical Principles and Applications and Engineering Design. Year 2 Electrical Selecting and Using Programmable Controllers, Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits, Engineering Project, Further Engineering Mathematics, Further Electrical Principles, Principles and Applications of Analogue Electronics, Electronic Fault Finding and Principles and Applications of Microcontrollers.
Learners are assessed using assignments. Assignments are issued at different points throughout the delivery of a unit. The number of assignments vary between units but on average roughly 3 assignments per unit. Assignments can be in a variety of forms, including practical and written types and are expected to be completed independently and separate from teaching.
Careers & Progression
This course will prepare you for university, the work place or advanced/higher apprenticeships. On successful completion of the course and further study, typical careers include Mechanical Engineer, CNC operator, Aerospace Engineers, Aerospace Engineering Technicians, Toolmaker, Aircraft Fitter, Electrical Engineer, Engineering Craft Machinists, Design and Development Engineers, Mechatronics Maintenance Technician, and Composites Engineer.
Extra curricular activities
You will have the opportunity to attend a range of trips, visits and guest speaker seminars. Previous trips have included, volunteering project in Thailand, a number industry trips in and around East Lancashire, paintballing, tour of Manchester City's stadium and the Museum of Science and Industry