This site requires Javascript for general functionality regarding searches and applying/validation for courses. Please enable Javascript for this purpose. Motorsport Engineering (Level 3) | Wiltshire College & University Centre Skip to Content
  • Search Courses
  • Search Website

Motorsport Engineering (Level 3)

Key course information

Automotive Maintenance and Motorsport Engineering

28/08/2020

1 year

Full Time

Apply for this course

Course Overview


This full-time, one-year course provides a 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.It is also a bespoke Motorsport course designed to give our students the necessary foundation knowledge to enable them to progress onto the Motorsport Foundation Degree course at Castle Coombe.?This vocational Level 3 course includes the option to take an A/AS level in Maths to enable learners to successfully progress to Higher Education, in particular the Motorsport Foundation Degree course.


two male motorsport engineering students working together
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
Motorsport Engineering student sat in race car
Motorsport Engineering students stood around race car with someone sat inside it
Motorsport engineering smiling stood with fellow students
two male motorsport engineering students working together
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
Motorsport Engineering student sat in race car
Motorsport Engineering students stood around race car with someone sat inside it
Motorsport engineering smiling stood with fellow students

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


Candidates are required to have successfully completed the Level 2 in Motorsport Engineering. Alternatively, 17+ applicants can be considered for direct entry onto the programme provided they have achieved a Level 3 qualification, e.g. AS/A-Levels or other such Level 3 Qualifications.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


This course is timetabled over three days per week 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’s Motorsport race team is based.

Assessment in the form of online and practical assessments and written assignments is carried out throughout teach academic year. The final qualification is a IMI Level 3 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 while 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 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

Automotive Maintenance and Motorsport Engineering


Career Opportunities

  • Automotive Engineer
  • Service Technician
  • Motorsport Technician

  • Design Engineer
  • Chassis Engineer
  • Powertrain Engineer

Globally, China is the largest automobile market, both in terms of demand and supply

Our Foundation Degree in Motorsport Engineering in 2019 received 100% student satisfaction in the NSS

© 2020 All rights Limited.