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Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMI Awards Extended Diploma at Buxton & Leek College

Course description

The content of this qualification has been designed to provide an enhanced learning programme to meet the future needs of the modern vehicle technician and master technician. The content of this qualification has been designed to develop the learners understanding of the motorsport vehicle maintenance and repair industry. It will develop the specialist technical knowledge and practical skills required to work in this industry alongside the development of wider transferable skills. This qualification also develops additional skills in maths, science, electrical and electronic principles and ICT as applied in the motorsport and engineering industry. 

The mandatory generic units cover essential knowledge and skills such as; health and safety, knowledge of motorsport event regulations and fabrication, tools and measuring devices. These mandatory units develop the transferable skills required to work within a number of job roles within the motorsport industry.

The mandatory motorsport units focus on specific technical knowledge and practical skills the learner will require to work in the motorsport vehicle maintenance and repair industry including; the removal and replacement of motorsport vehicle engine systems and components, motorsport vehicle electrical systems and components, motorsport vehicle chassis units and components, motorsport vehicle transmission systems and components and inspecting motorsport vehicle during competition.

The range of additional units provides the learner with the flexibility to acquire supplementary knowledge and practical skills to complement their skills developed through the mandatory motorsport units. It’s designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to develop their analytical skills and enable them to diagnose non-complex problems. The units are: 

  • Vehicle Science
  • Vehicle Maths
  • ICT for Vehicle Repair
  • Electric & Electronics.

Students will also learn functional skills and gain a knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and maintenance of motorsport competition vehicles.

Course content

This qualification is for learners, aged 16-19 who have a keen interest in the motorsport vehicle maintenance and repair industry and are looking to progress into employment within this industry. This is a flexible qualification fundamentally designed for young candidates, ideally those on an IMI Apprenticeship scheme. 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry is 3 GCSE grades C or above in Maths, English and Science


The students are assessedvia a range of methods to test practical abilities and theoretical knowledge. This is achieved via practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment, assignments, online multiple-choice testing which are all set by IMI and other assessments set by the College.

Future opportunities

For some learners this qualification could prepare them for progression to further learning and training in Motorsport. For others, this qualification could also provide a useful recognition of their practical skills and knowledge, to aid their step from one job role to another. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Buxton & Leek College directly.

Last updated date: 24 February 2016
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