BTEC L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering


The Developmental Knowledge qualification needed for the Engineering Technician Standard.

What is the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering?


The Level 3 Diploma 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 a progression opportunity from the Certificate and includes the same mandatory units. Learners completing the Diploma 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.

This qualification is set to replace Semester’s offering of the BTEC Level 3 National in Engineering 




This qualification 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.

Pass = 32 Tariff Points

Merit = 64 Tariff Points

Distinction = 96 Tariff points



Mandatory Units: (All 3 must be completed) 


Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace

Communications for Engineering Technicians

Mathematics for Engineering Technicians


Optional Units – Units


Learners will need to choose at least 8 of the following to make up 540 GLH:


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



Awarding Organisation (AO)

Pearson (Edexcel)







UCAS Points