Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

Engineering and manufacturing

This qualification covers specific skills knowledge and behaviours of a range of engineering disciplines which have been developed in consultation with engineering industry specialists and training providers to ensure that it meets the needs of employers and learners and covers a range of apprenticeship standards developed across the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector.

Learners must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however, centres should ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve this qualification. Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to complete the learning outcomes and the external assessment.

Learners who are working towards a relevant apprenticeship standard Learners who are looking to advance to the development phase of a relevant apprenticeship standard


Performance evidence must be a product of the Apprentices work, such as items that have been produced or worked on, plans, charts, reports, standard operating procedures, documents produced as part of work activity, records or photographs of the completed activity Together with evidence of the way the Apprentice carried out the activities, such as witness testimonies, assessor observations or authenticated Apprentice reports of the activity undertaken.

Knowledge and understanding are key components of competent performance, but it is unlikely that performance evidence alone will provide enough evidence in this area. Where the Apprentices knowledge and understanding is not apparent from performance evidence, it must be assessed by other means and be supported by suitable evidence.

This qualification is gained when all the performance, skills knowledge and behaviors have been demonstrated across the assessment criteria for each unit selected.