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Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)


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What is the Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)?

This is a Level 2 qualification. The Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) forms part of an overall apprenticeship and is the Foundation Competence, but can be delivered stand-alone. It is designed to showcase your skills and knowledge of typical workshop equipment, such as lathes, hand fitting techniques, working with wiring and producing assemblies.


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Mandatory Units: (All 4 must be completed)

  • Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in an Engineering Environment
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • Conducting Business Improvement Activities

Optional Units – Units (Choose 6)

To fully comply with the Foundation Competence, learners will need to choose 6 of the following:

  • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Maintaining Mechanical Devices and Equipment
  • Assembling and Testing Fluid Power Systems
  • Maintaining Fluid Power Equipment
  • Maintaining Electrical Equipment/Systems
  • Wiring and Testing Electrical Equipment and Circuits
  • Wiring and Testing Programmable Controller Based Systems
  • Producing Mechanical Assemblies
  • Preparing and Using Lathes for Turning Operations – cannot be taken with Unit 19 2 140
  • Preparing and using Milling Machines – cannot be taken with Unit 19 2 140
  • Preparing and using Semi-Automatic MIG, MAG and Flux Cored Arc Welding Equipment – cannot be taken with Unit 19 2 140
  • Assembling and Testing Electronic Circuits
  • Maintaining Electronic Equipment/Systems
  • Preparing and using Industrial Robots
  • General Turning, Milling and Welding Applications – cannot be taken with Units 13, 14 or 15 2 140
  • Forming and Assembling Pipework Systems
  • Preparing and Proving CNC Machine Tool Programs
  • Producing Sheet Metal Components and Assemblies
  • Maintaining and Testing Process Instrumentation and Control Devices
  • Producing Components by Rapid Prototyping Techniques
  • Wiring and Testing Vehicle Electrical Equipment and Circuits
  • Maintaining Vehicle Electrical Equipment/Systems
  • Diagnosing and Rectifying Faults on Vehicle Systems
  • Stripping and Rebuilding Vehicle Engines
  • Using Computer Software Packages to Assist with Engineering Activities
L2 Dip Engineering Foundation Competence Questionnaire

L2 Dip Engineering Foundation Competence Questionnaire

Check you have the facilities to complete this qualification

For the Diploma, 10 units are needed, 4 of which are mandatory.

The other 6 units will depend on what work you do in the workplace.  The unit title give a good indication of what the content is. So please select at least 6 units which you will be asked further questions on. These are to check you have the correct facilities, tools and test equipment available in order to provide evidence.

If you are unable to fully cover 6 optional units, then we can look at a different qualification.

Which of the following unit title matches the work takes place in your facility (6 needed)




Awarding Organisation (AO)

Pearson (Edexcel)


Online, Remote


Portfolio of Evidence

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