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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

The two-year full-time BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering supports 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.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Engineering
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/btec-level-3-extended-diploma-in-advanced-manufacturing-engineering
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Course Information for Students

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.

The two-year full-time BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma 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.

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.

To achieve the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, students must complete three mandatory units and the optional units below over two years.

 The mandatory units are:

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

Optional units available include:

  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Calculus for Engineers
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices
  • Environmental and Sustainable Engineering
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
  • Microprocessors
  • Engineering Drawing for Technicians
  • Engineering Primary Forming Processes
  • Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Techniques
  • Engineering Design
  • Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles in Engineering

This course will be delivered on-site.

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

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Written assignments
  • Practical assessments
  • Presentations

Further Study

On successful achievement of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, you can progress to the BTEC HNC in Engineering or Degree programmes.

Careers

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.

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

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More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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DCG Success Stories

Becky Caitlin

Becky Caitlin

Becky Catlin (18) BTEC in Engineering and Manufacturing is delighted with achieving her results and will be taking up an engineering apprenticeship with Rolls Royce Nuclear in Derby and studying part-time with University of Derby.  

I am so happy that I took the BTEC route instead of doing A-Levels.

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Course Information Last Updated On: February 15, 2024 2:58 pm