OverviewThe BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering is a two-year full-time course. It is aimed at students who have already gained a grade 4 in GCSE Maths, English and other relevant subjects. Ideally you will have an interest in pursuing a career in engineering. The course not only provides the basis of an apprenticeship, but also the entry requirements to study for a degree.
Entry RequirementsEntry onto this course is subject to successful completion of initial assessments. Five GCSEs grades 4 – 9 (A*-C) in English and maths are essential, along with a relevant subject such as design technology, ICT or science.
Assesment TypesThis course is assessed using a combination of practical and knowledge-based assignments which are internally-assessed, set and marked by college tutors. You will complete workbooks and be observed undertaking specified tasks.
The course contains significant tutor-led learning, including laboratory investigations, workshops, design work, projects, case studies and tutorials.
Examples of units include:
- Engineering Maths
- Mechanical/Electrical Principles
- Health & Safety in Engineering
- Mechanical Systems
- Engineering Design
- Engineering Materials
- Engineering Drawing
- Computer Aided Design
- Electrical Technology
- Processing Engineering Materials
You should expect to spend approximately 19 hours a week studying for this course, including taught sessions in college and self-directed study at home or work.
Benefits/SkillsYou will develop the core technical knowledge required for a practicing engineer alongside softer skills such as business techniques, time management and report writing. The range of skills and knowledge acquired will provide a pathway into diverse career opportunities within the engineering sector, either as an advanced apprentice or further study at degree level. The course also provides the mandatory element of the Level 3 apprenticeship standard.
Careers/ProgressionThis qualification prepares you for employment as an advanced apprentice in the manufacturing industry (such as production engineer, manufacturing engineer or manufacturing planner) or assists you with progressing into employment or study for a degree in engineering.