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 a 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.