EAL Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) // Level 2


This programme forms part of the level 3 apprenticeship standard route for Engineering Technicians and offers excellent links with a wide range of employers in a variety of engineering sectors. You will develop expertise in a broad range of engineering skills and develop your competency to work with machinery and tooling commonly used within the engineering & manufacturing industry.  The programme is delivered collaboratively with Tyne North Training and is designed to provide opportunities for work trials, interviews and progression into further training within a level 3 apprenticeship with local engineering employers.

Units covered will include:

  • Unit 014 Preparing and Using Milling Machines
  • Unit 013 Preparing and Using Lathes for Turning Operations
  • Unit 030 Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
  • Unit 010 Wiring & Testing Electrical Equipment & Circuits
  • Unit 005 Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Unit 006 Maintaining Mechanical Devices & Equipment
  • Unit 004 Conducting Business Improvement Activities
  • Unit 001 Complying with Statutory Regulations & Organisational Safety Requirements
  • Unit 002 Working Efficiently & Effectively in an Engineering Environment
  • Unit 003 Using & Communicating Technical Information

You will be working in excellent facilities, using industry-standard equipment safely and you’ll be taught by engineers with vast industry experience and close relationships with some of the region’s largest employers.

Entry Requirements

GCSE maths and English at Grade C (4) or above. Interview with course tutor is also required.

You will also need to attend an informal interview with the course tutor.



You will be assessed through practical assessments, a knowledge questions and an electronic portfolio

Progression Routes

The Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) allows you to gain the skills you need to progress on to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering or an Apprenticeship with Tyne North Training

Course detail
Start September
Level Level 2
Attendance Full-time
Duration 1 year
Campus Coast Road Campus