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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Adult Loan Amount: 2583.00****

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Course Summary

The city of Derby and the surrounding area is world-renowned for its engineering and manufacturing industry and is populated with world-leading employers and their high-quality supply chains.

The engineering sector is also still growing at a considerable rate, particularly with the development of new technologies, which in turn has led to skill shortages and demand for high-performing engineers.

Using the latest suite of qualifications, the one-year full-time BTEC Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering has been designed to support school leavers who wish to further their development as engineers, leading to a highly rewarding and well-paid career in this sector. The course can also be taken as part of a career enhancement route by adults.

Entry requirements

Prior achievement of the following GCSEs and grades is necessary:

  • English 4/C
  • Maths 5/B
  • Science 4/C

For school leavers - and adults wishing for career advancement or change - prior achievement of an Engineering qualification at Level 2, or relevant work experience, can be considered.

Course Content

To achieve the BTEC Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, students must complete three mandatory units and up to six optional units. The mandatory units are:

  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Communications for Engineering Technicians
  • Mathematics for Technicians

Optional units available include:

  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices
  • Selecting and Using Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Industrial Robot Technology
  • Engineering Project

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Written assignments
  • Practical assessments
  • Presentations
  • Industry project

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

In addition to regular writing materials and a scientific calculator, specific PPE may need to be purchased for selected activities.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

On successful achievement of the Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, you can progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.


Alternatively, and with employment in a qualifying role, an apprenticeship in engineering or career as an engineering technician would be possible: this qualification can be used as credits/evidence towards the apprenticeship knowledge elements.



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Hitomi Furguson

Hitomi Furguson

Engineering is a building block for Hitomi’s future

Teenager Hitomi Ferguson is following in her father’s footsteps as she gains crucial engineering skills through Derby College.
The 18-year-old from Ilkeston is working on Derby College’s Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) NVQ Level 2 course at the Roundhouse –  having previously completed a course in engineering and technology at the Ilkeston site.
She particularly loves the hands on work of welding, and In the long term hopes to gain an apprenticeship as the building block to her future career.
Hitomi was brought up in Sweden and only came to Derbyshire at GCSE age when her dad’s Rolls-Royce engineering job brought him to the UK.

The Roundhouse is brilliant – it has everything you need. In the long term I’m hoping to get onto an apprenticeship which hopefully could lead to the start of a good career.


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