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Motorsport Engineering (Level 2)

Key course information

Motorsport Engineering

03/09/2020

1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview


This course provides an entry level qualification in the specialist area of Motorsport Engineering. It is intended for students with a strong interest in motorsport and/or performance vehicles who wish to work in the Motorsport/Automotive industry.This course is timetabled over three days at the Chippenham campus which includes a dedicated motorsport workshop. In addition, students will have opportunities to visit our Training Centre at Castle Combe racing circuit where the College Motorsport race team is based.


motorsport engineering students together, one sat in a race car
two motorsport engineering students working on a race car
four motorsport engineering students working on a car
motorsport engineering student sat in race car
motor vehicle students working on a car
Motorsport Engineering students stood around race car with someone sat inside it
motorsport engineering students together, one sat in a race car
two motorsport engineering students working on a race car
four motorsport engineering students working on a car
motorsport engineering student sat in race car
motor vehicle students working on a car
Motorsport Engineering students stood around race car with someone sat inside it

What will I learn?


Students on this course will gain knowledge of motorsport vehicles including chassis systems, engines, transmission and electrical/electronic systems. Engineering subjects relating to tools, measuring equipment, materials and fabrication are also included. Other areas studied include health and safety, motorsport event regulations and applied maths/science.

Entry Requirements


Two GCSEs at Grade 4/C in English Language and Maths and two GCSEs at Grade 3/D that must include Science.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


Assessment in the form of online and practical assessments and written assignments is carried out throughout the year.

The final qualification is an IMI Level 2 Extended Diploma in Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

Additional Costs and Information


All students are required to wear a Wiltshire College & University Centre Motorsport polo shirt whilst attending college. When engaged in workshop activities College Motorsport overalls must be worn in addition to safety footwear. Students will be supplied with eye protection and work gloves, as required.

As an important part of student’s introduction to the Motorsport industry they are required to pay for a visit to Autosport International at the NEC in January, the cost covering transport and entry into the event.

All clothing can be ordered and paid for in the College’s online shop, together with payment for the Autosport International visit.

Accommodation for students living outside Wiltshire is available at the Lackham campus (3 miles from Chippenham) but the College cannot provide transport between Lackham and Chippenham campuses.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Motorsport Engineering


Career Opportunities

  • Race Mechanic
  • Aerodynamicist
  • Engine Builder

  • Software Engineer
  • Vehicle Finishing Technician
  • Data Engineer

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