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Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Certificate (Multiskill) Level 3 (Year One)

Subject Area
Start Date
September 2021
Study Mode
1 year
Level 3

This is a one year course but typically followed with the Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering as Year Two.

You will develop a broad range of engineering knowledge and skills and an understanding of engineering theory and industry practice, covering manufacturing, mechanical and electronic/electrical engineering disciplines.

York College is delighted to announce that it has been selected to participate in the T Level Industry Placement Pilot (Capacity Delivery Fund). This course has been selected to take part in the pilot for this academic year allowing us to offer Industry Placements to any student enrolling onto this course.

The Work Placement Team will be in touch in due course with further details. In the meantime, you can access further work placement information by visiting our web page Work Placements Advice.

If you have any questions you can contact the Work Placement Team on 01904 770830 or

Entry requirements

5 GCSE subjects at grade 4 including English and a grade 5 in Maths and ideally Sciences.

What will I study?

The first year of the course is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels and is a standalone qualification. Year One is made up of nine units; three mandatory units and six further units to give a multiskilled experience as advised by local, regional employers. It is also possible to study A Level Maths alongside this course with a grade 7 or more in GCSE Maths.

Year One - Advanced Manufacturing Certificate units may typically include:

  • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  • Communications for Engineering Technicians
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Mechanical Principles of Engineering Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles in Engineering
  • Computer-aided Drafting in Engineering
  • Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques
  • Engineering Design

Additional costs

There are a number of text books, as well as engineering drawing equipment, which we recommend to support you through the programme. Further details are available.

Method of delivery

You will typically be in College three days per week*, spending time in the classroom studying theory as well as in the specialist workshops and classrooms undertaking practical work.

You will study nine units across the week with specialist tutors, with each 1.5hr session being a separate unit. All units are assignment based with three to four assignments for each unit and these are spread across the full year. For each unit you are taught the skills and knowledge and then apply this to complete assignments to demonstrate your understanding; some assignments are report/essay based, some might be a practical task or experiment, some may be a presentation or teamwork activity, so there are a range of assessment methods.

*Please note if you are also studying AS Level Maths alongside this course you will be in College four days per week.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is assignment based throughout the year using a range of assessment methods e.g. report writing, questions and answers, presentations, teamworking activities, practical activities to demonstrate understanding and competency, and essays.

You will complete approximately three assignments for each unit throughout the year, and every assignment contributes to your final grade. Achievement of the assignments throughout the year builds up your Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria.

Good course combinations

It is possible to study A Level Maths alongside this course with a grade 7 or more in GCSE Maths.

Your next steps

Whilst on this course it is possible to transfer, at any point, to most engineering apprenticeships; this is the course that many engineering apprentices will study. Alternatively, on completion, you would typically progress onto the second year of this course which is the Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (adding a further nine units).

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