This two-year course is designed to give learners a technical and academic background which would allow learners access to a range of careers and ultimately progression onto associated Higher Education programmes in university such as HND/BSC in MotorSport and Automotive Engineering.
Within the course, learners will study the more complex principles in this field of engineering whilst carrying out repair and diagnostic activities on the associated components. In addition as well as university progression, the course also gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to prepare for employment.
Mandatory units are:
- Applications of vehicle science and mathematics
- Motorsport workshop practices
- Professional practice and logistics for motorsport
- Vehicle electrical charging and starting systems
- Function and operation of vehicle petrol injection systems
- Operation and testing of vehicle electronic ignition systems
Updated October 2021
Appropriate GCSEs at grade C profile including mathematics, English and science.
Progression from intermediate level automotive courses will also be considered alongside GCSEs or equivalent Essential Skills Wales qualifications.
Knowledge and skills are delivered both via classroom based sessions where you are encouraged to participate in a range of learner centered activities and also within realistic automotive and motorsport workshops through the use of practical demonstrations and realistic working tasks.
Learners are mainly assessed through the use of assignment development, which are frequently supported by documented practical activities undertaken in both workshops detailed above.
Through the use of the associated UCAS points, the course is primarily designed to support learners onto related Higher Education programmes in universities typically the HND/BSC in both Automotive and Motor Sport applications and then ultimately into employment at technician level in these related sectors and wider industries.
Alternatively progression may be direct into employment where learners can then choose to complete the associated Apprenticeship framework in Motor Vehicle Repair and Maintenance.