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