There is an emphasis on acquiring practical skills, and assessment includes the demonstration of these skills, through observation and questioning. A portfolio of supporting evidence is also required. You will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working on competition vehicles. The course includes trips to race circuits, visits to motor sport teams and race car manufacturers.
• Diagnosis and rectification of engine and component faults
• Chassis system faults
• Motorsport preparation and inspection
• Engineering design
You'll need to have completed the Level 2 Diploma in Motor Sport, or the Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Mechanics. Working at a Level 2 in English and maths is desirable.
You could choose to study the Level 4-5 HNC in Automotive Diagnostics and Management Principles at our Bournville campus. Three students have gone to Level 4-5 HNC You could also choose to progress to university to study for a higher level course, or find employment as a maintenance and repair technician for a race team. Three students from this year have gone on to university. One student has gone on to work at Pro Drive.
This course is part of the government funded Lifelong Learning Guarantee and is available free of charge to adult learners aged 19+ without a first full level 3 qualification.
See the West Midlands Combined Authority website for full eligibility criteria here.
Please contact our admissions team for the cost if you do not meet the criteria and we will confirm the fee.