L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) – Part Time


This part-time course is suitable for adult learners who wish to pursue a professional career in the engineering industry. It covers a broad range fo units covering mechanical, electrical and electronic disciplines enabling a firm understanding in the key engineering fields.

You will study one extended day per week at college over two years.

Course Content - What will I learn?

Units covered over the 2 year course. Communications, Maths, Electrical and Electronic Principles, Mechanical Principles and Applications, Health and Safety, Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits, Project, Electro Pneumatics and Hydraulics Systems and Devices, Engineering Design, CAD and Materials.

An Electrical/ Electronic biased route is also available Three Phase Motors and Drives, Electronic Measurement and Test and Electronic Fault Finding replace Engineering Design, CAD and Materials.

Am I right for the course?

The BTEC L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) is suitable for those candidates who wish to obtain a professional career in the engineering industry and to go on to an engineering degree or HNC/HND.

Five GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths (Higher Tier) and Science or level 2 qualification in Engineering at Merit. Applicants with other qualifications or without traditional qualifications are also encouraged to apply and will be interviewed.

Assessment is by a series of assignments (course work).

Our engineering teachers include people who have previously built and designed engineered devices such as cars, domestic electronics and computers. All our engineers have industry related experience in a wide range of sectors.

What Next?

Upon completion of the 2 year Diploma you can progress onto either a Higher National Certificate or into employment.

There are so many different areas of engineering to work in; however, most engineers choose to specialise in just one, such as chemical, automotive or robotics.  Careers in engineering are constantly evolving and new processes and technologies are being developed all the time.  This allows engineers to stay on the ball and react to new problems and challenges in their chosen career.

Engineering careers are constantly varied in terms of their job responsibilities, but also in their working locations.  As an engineer you could be working in an office, in a laboratory, on an oil rig, in a factory or on a race track.

Each engineering discipline requires professionals with very specific skill-sets.  However each and every area of this sector is as complex as the next.  Consequently, all engineers need to have strong mathematical skills, logic and the ability to rise to intellectual and practical challenges.


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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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