Engineering & Automotive

BTEC Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Level 3 - E157

12 Quays Full Time Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

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This programme runs over 2 years, in year 1 learners will work towards completion of the Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, and in year 2 they will progress onto the Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering. This work-related course is taught through a mix of practical and theory using our newly equipped STEM Centre to help you learn about rapidly developing engineering technologies e.g. rapid prototyping, 3D Printing and Robotics. It will provide you with a solid foundation in key aspects of modern engineering and is one of the recommended pathways for those seeking a career in the creative and well paid field of engineering.

Course Details

The course runs over 2 years and is is made up of:

Core units (Yr1):

  • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  • Communications for Engineering Technicians
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Optional units (chosen from the list below to meet the needs of the majority of students - Yr1):

  • Engineering Drawing for Technicians
  • Computer-aided Drafting in Engineering
  • Fabrication Processes and Technology
  • Welding Technology
  • Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques
  • Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics
  • Optional units (Yr2):
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Project
  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Applications of Computer Numerical Control in Engineering
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Plus more to be confirmed.....
  • Entry Guidelines

    Four GCSE grades 9-4 (A* to C) to include, mathematics, English and physics (grade 4 or above).

    Equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Level 2 in Engineering will be considered.

    Satisfactory interview, assessment and reference or school report.

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    Equipment Required

    To learn effectively on your course you will need to use certain items of equipment and undertake particular activities as part of your studies. To further enhance your learning experience the following will be required: Educational Visits - £50 If you need support with these costs, don't worry, click on the link below and complete a bursary application form. https://www.wmc.ac.uk/student-support/financial-support/bursaries-loans Equipment purchased will be yours to keep and you will be able to use them for practice at home and in your future career. N.B. prices correct as of 23/06/2021

    Assessment Method

    You will be assessed mainly by assignments.

    Additional Information

    Your skills in Mathematics, English and ICT will be developed throughout the course.
    Are you aged 16-18?
    Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

    • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
    • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
    • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths
    • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

    Where can I progress to?
    • HNC Engineering
    • Entry into technical or other employment
    • Progression to an advanced apprenticeship or higher level apprenticeship in Engineering
    • Entry to university study for a degree in Engineering

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    If you are aged 16-18:


    This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

    Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

    If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

    Fee : £3100.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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