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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: Vehicle Technology (Motor Sport) at Loughborough College

Course description

This course covers the technical needs of the motorsport industry, providing essential knowledge for competition maintenance and repair technicians.

You will work with and develop a competition-specification car for the area and be involved with stripping and rebuilding race engines, scrutineering, data logging, porting, polishing, and much more.

Course content

The course looks covers

  • Diagnosis and rectification of engine and component faults
  • Chassis system faults
  • Operation of vehicle chassis systems
  • Motorsport vehicle preparation and inspection
  • Light vehicle suspension, steering, and braking systems
  • Motorsport vehicle preparation and inspection
  • Motorsport workshop practices

Entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English and Maths,
  • or
  • a Level 2 Diploma, with Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 2.

Future opportunities

Upon completion of the first year of this course (Subsidiary Diploma), you may choose to enter straight into employment or continue on to the second year of this course to achieve the Extended Diploma.

After this, you may choose to enter into employment at a higher level or progress on to a degree-level course.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, come and visit us at one of ourOpen Days at Loughborough College or contact us at

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2018
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