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Motorsport Diploma level 2 at Leicester College

Course description

This course runs from September to June. It is a full-time course in motorsport, for 16 hours a week, for one year at Abby Park Campus. It has been specifically designed to develop the knowledge and skills required for a career in the motorsport industry. The units have been carefully selected to ensure your introduction to the world of motorsport goes beyond the maintenance and repair of the vehicles. It’s suitable for both school leavers as well as mature students that are not employed in the motorsport industry but want the opportunity to develop occupational knowledge and skills. It will provide students with an understanding of the importance of health and safety and covers of all main systems in depth with practical experience in maintaining them. Learning is set at an advanced level and you will be expected to carry out practical tasks to industry standards and be able to diagnose complex faults. On completion of the course, you will earn an IMI full diploma at level 2. 

If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled in a study programme, you will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Course content

The level 2 Diploma in Motor Sport is a vocational subject-based learning programme covering all elements both the theory and practical aspects of the following:
- MS0102 - Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping
- MS3 - Knowledge of Motorsport Event Regulations
- MS4- Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices 
- MS57 – Motorsport Vehicle Inspection
- MS56.11- Engine Mechanical, Lubrication and Cooling System
- MS56.12- Fuel, Ignition, air and Exhaust System
- MS56.3 - Electrical
- MS56.2 - Chassis
- MS56.4 - Transmission and Drive-line
Personal and social development and functional skills are compulsory elements of the course. The course will have a practical focus with the emphasis on gaining the skills and an understanding of tasks on light vehicles. The aim is to give you confidence in procedures to an advanced level and full understanding of the related theory, so you will be given opportunities to practice skills and techniques learnt in our fully equipped light vehicle workshop. 

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of study or work. GCSEs in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required along with a positive attitude towards learning in the automotive industry. A suitable level 1 qualification or motor vehicle maintenance experience is desirable but not essential. 

Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who hold both English and maths Functional Skills qualifications at level 2.


The course is designed to give you hands-on practical experience on carrying out maintenance and repair procedures and so is delivered and assessed practically in the most part with an element of written assessments to ensure systems theory is understood, coupled with online exams. Your tutor will provide explanations and demonstrations and guide you through practical activities. Practical assessments are based on observations of practical activities, while written assessments are based on completion of written assessments. On completion of the course, you will earn a full IMI level 2 Diploma in Motor Sport. You will complete a portfolio of evidence covering workshop tasks and related online exams and phase tests for each topic you study.  

Financial information

Materials fee £150

You will be expected to supply and wear personal protective equipment (workshop uniform) when carrying out practical activities in the workshops, which should consist of black steel toe cap safety boots and plain navy overalls. There should be no deviation from the colour scheme and the kit is expected to cost between £45 and £50.

Future opportunities

This course is for students considering a career in Automotive Motorsport environment as a technician. The qualification offers you progression opportunities to study at level 3 with our Diploma in Light Vehicle Diagnostics. You will need to demonstrate good attendance of at least 90% and gain a good reference from your Programme Lead in order to progress to the next level. Alternatively, you can apply for apprenticeships following successful completion of this course. 

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a welcome event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 22 March 2019
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