This course is ideal for those with passion and interest in the motorsports industry. You will learn about vehicle technology and work on projects to gain valuable experience in preparing and maintaining motorsports vehicles. You will also develop your understanding of how vehicles are built and modified to enable them to compete against similarly classed vehicles.
You will gain experience with basic hand tools, cutting and fastening and develop your understanding of how vehicles are constructed, how specific systems function and why they are needed.
Units of Study: Health and safety; Engine mechanics, engine control, cooling, exhaust and fuel systems; Introduction to low carbon technology and low emission vehicles (hybrid and electric); and Understand warning lights, safety systems and functions/reasons for data analysis.
You will be taught in the College’s iSTEM Centre with state-of-the-art equipment and purpose built vehicle workshops, working on real vehicles and taught by industry experienced tutors. There will be a mixture of theory, practical workshop activities and project based learning. Projects will involve finding solutions to problems such as being able to take a design and improve it or you will design your own projects to set criteria. These projects will help you to develop the skills required to work in the industry and will be part of your assessment.
You will be required to research concerns found in the automotive/motorsport sector and create exciting projects to solve these problems. Completing these projects will show your skills in investigating issues and finding solutions to problems. You will also complete practical assessments, online knowledge tests and written knowledge assessments.
On successful completion of this course and a progression interview you can progress to our Level 3 in Motorsports Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, or our Level 3 Vehicle Maintenance & Repair to prepare for your career in the motorsport or automotive sector.
There are guest speakers and opportunities to visit motorsport companies to gain an insight into the motorsport industry. The Annual Autosport show is an event that you must attend. For workshop activities you will need to purchase suitable overalls and work boots.
You will be required to have a Level 1 in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair to progress, or have a vested in motorsport.