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Motorsport Technology L3 Ext Dip at North Lindsey College

Course description

Are you interested in an exciting career in motorsport? Would you like a career in motorsport development and design, track side maintenance, restoration or management of a race team? Do you want to go to university or gain employment at technician level with a race team? This course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to work as a technician in a race team or to progress to Higher Education before taking up posts in design and development, team management or as a race engineer. Alternatively students could progress into engineering disciplines or gain employment with a vehicle manufacturer. The course is over two years and is a mixture of theory and practical teaching exploring basic vehicle systems as well as the science of vehicle performance.

Course content

The course consists of 5 mandatory units:
- Operation of Vehicle Chassis Systems
- Motorsport Workshop Practices
- Motorsport Vehicle Preparation and Inspection
- Vehicle System Fault Diagnosis and Rectification
- Vehicle Project

12 specialist units will also be studied and these will be from the following options:
- Vehicle Engine Principles, Operation, Service and Repair 
- Applications of Vehicle Science and Mathematics 
- Electrical and Electronic Principles for Vehicle Technology 
- Vehicle Electrical Charging and Starting Systems 
- Function and Operation of Vehicle Petrol Injection Systems 
- Operation and Testing of Vehicle Electronic Ignition Systems
- Vehicle Engine Management Systems 
- Operation and Maintenance of Light Vehicle Transmission Systems
- Vehicle Electronic Ancillary and Information Systems 
- Light Vehicle Suspension, Steering and Braking Systems
- Mathematics for Engineering Technicians 
- Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials 
- Fabrication Processes and Technology 
- Engineering Design 
- Engineering Drawing for Technicians 
- Welding Technology 
- Professional Practice and Logistics for Motorsports

Entry requirements

Given the academic nature of this course the entrants require a high level of English and Maths. The typical entry criteria would be 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English, Maths and Science or GCSEs at A*-C in Math and English and a Level 2 Motor Vehicle qualification.


Each unit is assessed through written assignments which are graded at pass, merit or distinction and some elements are met by tutor observations.

Future opportunities

This course would allow you several progression routes but the most common are to progress to Higher Education or to enter employment with a race team or vehicle manufacturer. The qualification is also part of the Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair apprenticeship framework, so students could progress on to an apprenticeship programme if they decide to pursue a career in the repair and maintenance sector.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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