BTEC L3 Foundation Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering


The Developmental Knowledge qualification needed for the Engineering Technician Standard.


What is the Level 3 Foundation Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering?


The Level 3 Foundation Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering has been designed to meet the minimum requirements of the Development phase of many of the Trailblazer standards in Engineering, including the Mechatronics Maintenance Technician. It has been designed as the entry level opportunity and includes the one mandatory unit. Learners completing the Foundation Award will have to complete a number of additional optional units to meet the minimum requirements, and the structure will allow employers to select optional units that meet the needs of their business. The achievement of this qualification is part of the gateway process towards End-Point Assessment and will enable learners to achieve their Apprenticeship Standard.




Mandatory Unit:

  • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace


Optional Units – Units (Pick 2)

Learners will need to choose at least 2 of the following to make up 180 GLH:

  • Communications for Engineering Technicians
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Engineering Project
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
  • Mechanical Principles of Engineering Systems
  • Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering
  • Organisational Efficiency and Improvement
  • Engineering Drawing for Technicians
  • Computer-aided Drafting in Engineering
  • Advanced Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Engineering Maintenance Procedures and Techniques
  • Electrical Technology
  • Business Operations in Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles in Engineering


Additional Information


Awarding Organisation (AO)

Pearson (Edexcel)







UCAS Points