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Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at Fareham College

Course description

If you’re a practical, hands-on sort of person who enjoys getting stuck in, a Motor Vehicle course could be just what you’re looking for.

Getting skilled in this field will give you the start you need in a trade that is always in high demand.

Our teachers are vocational experts and use their skills and experience very effectively to motivate and support students to achieve.

This course will enable students to develop their knowledge to diagnose complex problems and repair motorsport vehicles.

You will receive a broad knowledge of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in the motorsport industry. You will also have the opportunity to gain further knowledge relating to motorsport maintenance and repair.

Course content

You will gain an understanding of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring through units in the following areas:

  • Event regulations

  • Setting up motorsport vehicles

  • Inspecting a motorsport vehicle during competitions

  • Diagnosis and rectification of engine ancillary components

  • Diagnosis and rectification of transmission and driveline faults

  • Diagnosis and rectification of chassis system faults


Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English and/or a Level 1 or 2 Motor Vehicle qualification.


Assessment will be through a combination of practical assessments, online and written knowledge tests.

Financial information

Students will be required to purchase and wear overalls, steel toe cap safety shoes and safety glasses. A list of professional clothing will be supplied at your application interview.

Further information

The qualification awarded will be the BTEC Extended Diploma in Vehicle Technology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Fareham College directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2016

Key information


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    • All Automotive, Engineering and Manufacturing courses run by Fareham College are conducted at our Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training, or CEMAST, campus on the Daedalus airfield in Lee-on-the-Solent.

      The site is the central training facility for over 900 Full Time and Part Time Students, and acts as the main learning centre for students in apprenticeship programmes with our partner companies – BAE Systems, GE Aviation, Virgin Atlantic, Coopervision, Burgess Marine, Jensen Motorsport to mention but a few.

      CEMAST offers future students a choice of career first and course second. Our focus is to provide all of the knowledge that any Student will need to enter their chosen field and effectively prepare them for work and/or higher study.

      The CEMAST curriculum has been created in partnership with local industry leaders to ensure that students gain the most relevant and up to date industry knowledge