What is the Level 3 BTEC Diploma Motorsport Engineering?
The Level 3 Diploma in Motorsport Engineering is a staple in terms of knowledge. It is broadly equivalent to 2 A’ Levels and the old QCF BTEC National Diploma.
The Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Motorsport) has been designed to meet the requirements of the Foundation phase of many of the Trailblazer standards in Engineering, including the Vehicle Maintenance Technician. It is for learners, providers and employers who wish to complete more knowledge units in order to progress to an Extended Diploma in the Development Phase. It enables learners to complete additional optional units to allow for greater specialism in their chosen areas.
In addition this BTEC Diploma Motorsport Engineering pathway leads to a seperate certification with those words in the title, as opposed to without which is General or there is Mechanical.
The BTEC Diploma Motorsport Engineering is set at level 3 and therefore has an equivalency to A’ Levels. To that end it also acquires UCAS points based on the grade achieved which can be used to gain entry to University.
Mandatory Units: (All 5 must be completed)
AMEU001 – Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
AMEU002 – Communications for Engineering Technicians
AMEU003 – Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
AMEU046 – Applications of Vehicle Science and Mathematics
Learners will need to choose at least 7 of the following to make up 540 GLH:
AMEU004 – Engineering Project
AMEU005 – Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
AMEU006 – Further Engineering Mathematics
AMEU008 – Mechanical Principles of Engineering Systems
AMEU013 – Computer-aided Drafting in Engineering
AMEU024 – Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
AMEU041 – Vehicle Electronic Ancillary and Information Systems
AMEU042 – Light Vehicle Suspension, Steering and Braking Systems
AMEU044 – Vehicle Engine Principles, Operation, Service and Repair
AMEU045 – Vehicle System Fault Diagnosis and Rectification
AMEU056 – Electrical and Electronic Principles in Engineering
AMEU066 – Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics