BTEC Level 2 Diploma Motorsports

About the course

This course provides students with a basic introduction to motorsports. It is extremely popular with school leavers who wish to combine practical based training with sound theoretical knowledge. The course is designed to give you a broad overview of the industry, with a view to progressing to one of our Level 3 courses or to start work in the industry. You will begin to learn the various workshop practices that are required in the preparation and inspection of motorsport vehicles before, during and after motorsport events.

You will also gain an introduction to motor mechanics: from routine maintenance, fault diagnosis and safe working practices to electrics, transmissions, engines, brakes, suspension and body systems.

Course modules

Year 1

Essential Working Practices for Vehicle Technology

Safe and effective workshop practice including the use of tools, facilities and materials.

Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Principles

Introduction to electrical and electronic systems.

Engineering Skills for Vehicle Technology

Learning the necessary skills to carry out maintenance and rectification of faults in vehicle systems.

Vehicle Component Removal and Refitting Techniques

Provides necessary skills to use tools and equipment to carry out the removal and refitting of a range of vehicle components and systems.

Vehicle Design and Operation of Vehicle Systems

Focuses on a range of systems and layouts including transmissions, steering, brakes, suspension and body systems.

Vehicle System Fault Diagnosis

Learning of accurate methods of fault finding and choice of effective remedial action.

Function and Operation of Vehicle Electrical Systems and Components

Focuses on the main electrical components and systems including vehicle lighting, auxiliary components, batteries, starters and alternators.

Motorsport Vehicle Preparation and Inspection Techniques

Focuses on the technical skills and qualities needed to prepare a vehicle for inspection at a motorsports event.

Stripping and Rebuilding Motorsports Engines

Using specialist tools and equipment to dismantle and remove engine components. Inspection and checking of components and rebuilding to meet motorsports standards and specifications.

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

This course covers practical skills and relevant background knowledge. Students are normally aged 16 or over and the following qualifications are needed:

¨ a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade D or above to include English Language

¨ or equivalent qualifications

Learning and assessment

Assessments will include assignments and practical work. There are no formal examinations on the Level 2 Diploma.

Progression

Level 2 students can progress to level 3 programmes subject to published entry requirements and satisfactory performance at level 2.

Careers

Possible Careers / Jobs:

¨ Engineering apprenticeship

¨ Motorsports team trainee

¨ Stores person

¨ Trainee sales person

¨ Trainee engineer

Special requirements

Special Requirements:

1 Specialist Clothing and Equipment:

Clean Myerscough Motorsport fire retardant overalls and suitable protective footwear

2 Extra Costs:

Although not essential for the course, students may wish to buy books.

3 Minimum Age

16 years old.

Motorsport

The British motorsports industry is recognised as the best in the world with Britons at the heart of a vast range of worldwide motorsport activities. It is a huge industry employing people in businesses from retail performance specialists to preparation companies, with many Formula One and World Rally Teams based in the UK.

Myerscough College has seven motorsport workshops and a number of different competition cars for the continuing development and expansion of motorsport teaching. We believe that hands-on experience is an important aspect of learning and therefore encourages students to take part in a wide range of motorsport events throughout the UK. The department also now features a brand new motorcycle workshop for the learners on our new motorcycle programme.

NEW: Motorcycle Workshop

Myerscough College has recently invested in a brand new state of the art Motorcycle workshop for our new Motorcycle Maintenance course which offers students the chance to work on two wheels, understand the principles of motorcycle mechanics and get involved in the thriving motorcycle sport industry.