BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)


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What is the Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)?

This is a Level 2 qualification. The Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) forms part of an overall apprenticeship and is the Foundation Competence, but can be delivered stand-alone. It is designed to showcase your skills and knowledge of typical workshop equipment, such as lathes, hand fitting techniques, working with wiring and producing assemblies.


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Mandatory Units: (All 4 must be completed)

  • Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in an Engineering Environment
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • Conducting Business Improvement Activities

Optional Units – Units (Choose 6)

To fully comply with the Foundation Competence, learners will need to choose 6 of the following:

  • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Maintaining Mechanical Devices and Equipment
  • Assembling and Testing Fluid Power Systems
  • Maintaining Fluid Power Equipment
  • Maintaining Electrical Equipment/Systems
  • Wiring and Testing Electrical Equipment and Circuits
  • Wiring and Testing Programmable Controller Based Systems
  • Producing Mechanical Assemblies
  • Preparing and Using Lathes for Turning Operations – cannot be taken with Unit 19 2 140
  • Preparing and using Milling Machines – cannot be taken with Unit 19 2 140
  • Preparing and using Semi-Automatic MIG, MAG and Flux Cored Arc Welding Equipment – cannot be taken with Unit 19 2 140
  • Assembling and Testing Electronic Circuits
  • Maintaining Electronic Equipment/Systems
  • Preparing and using Industrial Robots
  • General Turning, Milling and Welding Applications – cannot be taken with Units 13, 14 or 15 2 140
  • Forming and Assembling Pipework Systems
  • Preparing and Proving CNC Machine Tool Programs
  • Producing Sheet Metal Components and Assemblies
  • Maintaining and Testing Process Instrumentation and Control Devices
  • Producing Components by Rapid Prototyping Techniques
  • Wiring and Testing Vehicle Electrical Equipment and Circuits
  • Maintaining Vehicle Electrical Equipment/Systems
  • Diagnosing and Rectifying Faults on Vehicle Systems
  • Stripping and Rebuilding Vehicle Engines
  • Using Computer Software Packages to Assist with Engineering Activities




Awarding Organisation (AO)

Pearson (Edexcel)


Online, Remote


Portfolio of Evidence

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