Key course information
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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.
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.
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
A two-year Foundation Degree followed by a one-year “top-up” to achieve a BSc (Hons) Motorsport Engineering, based at the Castle Combe Training Centre.Employment opportunities as a technician or junior engineer also exist in the Motorsport/Automotive industries.