With industry-standard specialist motorsport facilities, including a £1.25million trackside teaching centre at Castle Combe, a course in Motorsport Engineering with us is a unique experience. We'll help you develop the detailed knowledge and practical skillset to thrive in the exhilarating world of motorsports.
We offer a variety of courses from Level 2 and Level 3 based at our Chippenham campus, to our highly popular degrees taught at our specialist motorsport facility at Castle Combe.
Our Castle Combe teaching centre features a range of state-of-the-art equipment, including a six-car workshop, CAD machinery, a wind tunnel, 3D printing and more. You’ll work on a variety of vehicles including FF1600s, MG ZR rally cars, and Honda Civics, taking part in multiple championships including the Castle Combe’s FF1600 Championship and Hot Hatch series. We have fantastic links within the industry including Jaguar Land Rover, Swindon Engines, Cooper Avon Tyres as well as a range of additional companies and Motorsport teams. Our students have previously completed work experience placements with a local multi championship winning Formula Ford team, independent garages and of course at the Castle Combe Circuit.
I love workshop lessons and transforming the race cars. It’s amazing to know what you started with and then see what ends up on the track as a result of your own work.
FdEng Motorsport Engineering
David is an expert motorsport engineer with a wealth of experience both in education and in the field. He is the programme lead on the College’s two motorsport-based degree-level courses – Foundation Degree (FdEng) Motorsport Engineering and BEng (Hons) (top-up) Motorsport Technology.
David joined the College in 2016 and currently serves as Deputy Head of Engineering (Motorsport) and has been based in education, whether working or studying, for more than a decade. He graduated from the University of Wales, Trinity St David, in 2009 with a BEng in Motorsport Engineering before completing a Masters degree and his PGCE at the same place, finishing his studies in 2013.
also began his professional career at the University of Wales,
initially working as a technician before moving into lecturing and later
becoming the university’s chief motorsport engineer. Read more...
Our state-of-the-art, £1.25million facility for university-level Motorsport Engineering is the first teaching centre of its kind to be located trackside at an internationally renowned race course.
Both Chippenham and Castle Combe feature modern, fully-equipped motorsport engineering workshops.