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 Extended Diploma top-up in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering has been designed to further support your development as an engineer, leading to a highly rewarding and well paid career in this sector. It also offers a seamless transition of credits into an engineering apprenticeship.
Prior achievement of the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering at grade MMP is mandatory for this course, along with the following GCSEs and grades:
In addition to the nine units achieved as part of the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, this Level 3 Extended Diploma consists of the following additional units:
You will be assessed using a variety of methods including:
In addition to regular writing materials and a scientific calculator, specific PPE may need to be purchased for selected activities.
On successful achievement of the Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - and if you meet the relevant university entry criteria - you could progress to a full-time Engineering course in Higher Education (eg a Foundation Degree or BEng).
Alternatively, and with employment in a qualifying role, an apprenticeship in Engineering would be possible: this qualification can be used as credits/evidence towards the apprenticeship knowledge elements.
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.