BTEC L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Motorsport)


This qualification is ideal for those looking to work in the Automotive sector or Motorsport.

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



Optional Units 


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

We also provide the NVQ in Automotive Engineering, which along with the BTEC Diploma in Motorsport, would enable you to work almost anywhere in the Automotive sector.



Total Qualification Time (TQT)


Awarding Organisation (AO)

Pearson (Edexcel)







UCAS Points


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