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120618 Myerscough Prospectus 76
120618 Myerscough Prospectus 76

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Engineering (Motorsport)

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Engineering (Motorsport)

About the course

The College offers an opportunity to study at level 3 (A level equivalent) for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of motorsport vehicles - encompassing practical techniques, academic knowledge and technical skills. lt is a popular option for both school leavers and successful Level 2 Diploma students. The course incorporates a mix of practicals, classroom lectures, industry visits and case study exercises, including assessment in practicals and written assignments. Two of the modules are Vocational Maths modules.

Course modules


Vehicle Electrical Charging and Starting Systems

The module will give learners the opportunity to determine faults in a vehicle’s battery, charging and starting systems, identify and confirm the specific component that has failed and undertake suitable rectification procedures.

Operation and Maintenance of Light Vehicle Transmission Systems

Delivers subjects such as clutch, automatic and manual gearboxes and drive trains.

Light Vehicle Suspension, Steering and Braking Systems

This module will give learners a knowledge of the operating principles of light vehicle suspension, steering and braking systems enabling them to carry out inspection and fault-finding on these systems.

Function and Operation of Vehicle Petrol Injection Systems

This module will introduce learners to petrol injection systems and give them an appreciation of how these systems operate.

Operation and Testing of Vehicle Electronic Ignition Systems

This module will enable learners to understand the fundamental operating principles of electronic ignition systems and will give them the knowledge and understanding needed for accurate diagnosis and repair.

Vehicle Engine Principles, Operation, Service and Repair

This module will enable learners to develop an understanding of a range of engines in terms of their operating principles and processes, applications and service/repair.

Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace

This module will introduce the current legislation surrounding the working environment and give explicit details of how to complete Risk assessments and of the expected behaviour within a Motorsport workplace.

Communication for Engineers

This module gives a wider understanding of what is involved in communicating within a Motorsport environment, from purchase orders to preparing a range of documents.

Applications of Vehicle Science and Mathematics

Mathematical and scientific principles are an inherent part of many areas of motor vehicle technology. This module will develop learners' knowledge of these principles and their application in the automotive engineering environment

Engineering Project (Double Module)

This module will provide learners with opportunities to present their own solutions and should enable them to feel confident in carrying out project work in the vehicle technology sector.

Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

Mathematical and scientific principles are an inherent part of many areas of motor vehicle technology. This module will develop learners’ knowledge of these principles and their application in the automotive engineering environment.

Extended Diploma

Subsidiary Diploma

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or higher to include English, Maths and Science.

Learning and assessment

Students will also receive training and assessment in a range of additional qualifications, which will enhance their employability.

The courses are designed for students who wish to develop a comprehensive overview of the modern motorsport vehicle - encompassing practical maintenance techniques and technical motorsport skills. It is divided into practical workshop sessions, lectures and assignment work, designed to give students a better understanding of the industry.

Students receive training in all aspects of vehicle mechanics from a motorsport perspective.


As a course equivalent to A level the BTEC level 3 Diploma is an ideal spring board for progression to a Foundation Degree or Full Degree depending on UCAS points gained.


Motorsport race technician, manufacturing for motorsports, contracting, sales, logistics and transportation – with many transferable skills relevant to the motor industry.

Special requirements

Minimum Age: 16 years old

Costs that are mandatory for the course:

Pens, pencils, note book etc. Maximum £20

Equipment and / or Clothing: Clean Myerscough Motorsport fire retardant overalls and suitable protective footwear (available to purchase from Myerscough College at the beginning of the course) £85

Costs that are optional for the course:

Trips and visits approx. £50

Although not essential for the course, students may wish to buy recommended books. £20 - £50

Race top for competitive events also available to purchase from the College. £30

Work experience

Practical experience is delivered within the course and additional enrichment is obtained by a variety of trips and opportunities afforded to the students.


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.