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Production managers and directors in manufacturing

Up to £54,000

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Engineering professionals n.e.c.

Up to £18,000

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Engineering technicians

Up to £37,000

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Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved the Year 1 Advanced Manufacturing Certificate in Engineering to progress to the full Extended Diploma.


One year.

What will I study?

Building on the units you have studied in Year 1 you will continue to develop further understanding and skills across a range of engineering disciplines, studying both theory and industry practice. 

A substantial part of Year 2 is to carry out a ‘design and make’ project with a ‘mechatronics’ theme; using the design skills and knowledge from Year 1 and combining both mechanical and electronic engineering skills. This will also help develop wider skills of project management, research & analysis, communication and problem solving, and develop professional behaviours.

Year 2 – Advanced Manufacturing Extended Diploma would include 9 units from such as the following:

  • Engineering Project (worth 2 units)
  • Selecting and Using Programmable Controllers
  • Features and Applications of Electrical Machines
  • Applications of Computer Numerical Control in Engineering
  • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
  • Principles and Applications of Analogue Electronics
  • Statistics and Business Improvement Techniques
  • Engineering Drawing for Technicians
  • Electro-pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices
  • Computer Aided Manufacture

Units will be selected in line with local, regional employer guidance.

In addition, anyone who is considering higher education must also study the ‘Further Maths’ unit (Further Engineering Mathematics) as part of their programme. This will be an option offered in Year 2.

How will it be assessed?

As with Year 1 of the Diploma, assessment is completed throughout the year by completing a series of assignments by different methods e.g. report writing, questions and answers, presentations, team working activities, practical activities to demonstrate understanding & competency and essays. You will complete approximately 3 assignments for each unit throughout the year, and every assignment contributes to your final grade. (All Year 1 assignments also contribute to your final grade).


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.

What could it lead to?

This course allows you to progress onto university and higher education such as a HND or degree programme. You could also transfer or progress onto an advanced or higher apprenticeship, or employment in engineering. It is always important to fully investigate the entry requirements for Engineering degree programmes as many will require the BTEC Further Maths unit or A Level Maths; it’s important to research this now before embarking on your programme!

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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