Operation of Vehicle chassis Systems
This module will provide learners with an understanding of the operation of the main chassis systems found in modern vehicles. This will include the vehicle transmission, steering, suspension and braking systems. (Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma and Extended Diploma)
Operation and Maintenance of Light Vehicle Transmission Systems
Delivers subjects such as clutch, automatic and manual gearboxes and drive trains. (Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma and Extended Diploma)
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. (Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma and Extended Diploma)
Motorsport Workshop Practices
This module will give learners an understanding of the safe operating procedures of a trackside/temporary vehicle workshop and enable them to appreciate relevant health and safety issues in terms of risk to self and others. (Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma and Extended Diploma)
Motorsport Vehicle Preparation and Inspection
This module focuses on both the technical and practical aspects of preparation and inspection. It will enable learners to gain the skills required of a competent member of a motorsport team. (Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma and Extended Diploma)
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. (Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma and Extended Diploma)
Professional Practice and Logistics for Motorsports
This module has been designed to help learners prepare for a full-time career in motorsports. Learners will investigate the organisations, administrative procedures and professional bodies associated with motorsport activities. (Extended Diploma only - Year 1)
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 only - Year 1)
Communication for Engineering Technicians
This module will provide a foundation for employment in a wide range of engineering disciplines (for example manufacturing, maintenance, communications technology). It aims to develop learners’ ability to communicate using a diverse range of methods. These include visual methods, such as drawing and sketching, and computer-based methods, such as two-dimensional (2D) computer aided drawing (CAD) and graphical illustration packages. (Extended Diploma only - Year 1)
Vehicle System Fault Diagnosis and Rectification
Teaches the student to analyse symptoms and data to reach conclusions about faults and to repair them. (Diploma and Extended Diploma)
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. (Diploma and Extended Diploma)
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. (Diploma and Extended Diploma)
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. (Diploma and Extended Diploma)
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. (Diploma and Extended Diploma - Year 1 module for Extended Diploma.)
Engineering Drawing for Technicians
It is important that when a product has been designed it is manufactured correctly and to specification. To achieve this it is crucial that the people making the product in a workshop are provided with well-presented engineering drawings, produced to international standards and conventions. This avoids errors of interpretation which can lead to the scrapping of expensive parts. An understanding of how graphical methods can be used to communicate information about engineering products is an important step for anyone thinking of taking up a career in engineering. This unit introduces learners to the principles of technical drawings and their applications using hand drawing and computer-aided drafting (CAD) techniques. (Extended Diploma only - Year 2)
This module aims to provide a foundation for work in engineering drawing, computer aided design and a basis for more advanced study. Learners will develop an understanding of technical drawing standards. They will develop communication skills and knowledge of techniques required for the production and interpretation of engineering drawings in accordance with British Standards. Learners will then gain an awareness of the application of computer aided design (2D) software. (Extended Diploma only - Year 2)
Vehicle Engine Management Systems
This combines ignition and injection sections and shows the systems working together. (Extended Diploma only - Year 2)
Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (60 credits in 1 year)
4 GCSEs including English Language at Grade C or above, or a Level 2 qualification (eg First Diploma at Pass level including at least 1 key skill at level 2 in either Application of Number or Communication), or equivalent qualifications.
Level 3 BTEC Diploma - (120 credits in 2 years)
GCSEs at Grade C or above, including at least 1 in English Language and Maths or Science or a Level 2 qualification (e.g. First Diploma at Merit level including at least 1 key skill at level 2 in either Application of Number or Communication), or equivalent qualifications.
Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma - (180 credits in 2 years)
5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English Language plus one course specific GCSE such as Science, Biology or PE or an Intermediate Level course (eg First Diploma at Distinction including at least 1 key skill at level 2 in either Application of Number or Communication), or equivalent qualifications.
Applicants for all courses in Motorsports Studies are expected to show a strong commitment to the industry and a strong personal statement and a passion for motorsport.
As an A Level equivalent Study Programme, the BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma is an ideal spring board for progression to a Foundation Degree or Honours Degree, depending on UCAS points gained.
Manufacturing for motorsports, motorsport mechanic, contracting, sales, logistics and transportation – with many transferable skills relevant to the motor industry.
1 Minimum Age: 16 years old
2 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).
Practical experience is delivered within the course and additional enrichment is obtained by a variety of trips and opportunities afforded to the students.