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Foundation Degree

Key Facts


Full Time Duration: 2 years Equipment: You will need a scientific calculator, textbooks, protective workshop boots and mechanics overalls for use on all motorsport vehicle practical projects. How to apply: Via UCAS

T P-UP Option Available

Career Progression Vehicle Technician, Mechanic or Electrician Average wage ÂŁ23,030

Who is this course for? This course is for learners who are following or wish to follow a career in motorsports, motor vehicle engineering or related engineering disciplines. It is suitable for those who have good basic knowledge in this field of study but who do not yet have the formal qualifications to support their career progression.

What will I study? The College has a unique partnership with the University of Bolton. The University has a unique partnership with RLR Motorsport, an independent racing team who race in the Le Mans 24hr race, historic series Formula 1, speed series sports racing, and other international events. This course will enable you to work alongside our partners to gain practical industry experience in areas such as aerodynamics, engine testing, parts manufacture and materials testing. The course is designed to meet the academic requirements leading to Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status. You will benefit from excellent industry contacts and links with some of the world’s leading automotive companies such as Bentley Motors, Jaguar Land Rover and Cosworth Engineering. The course is divided into modules, taught in semesters (there are two semesters per year).

You take six compulsory modules per year. In year 1 you will study Introduction to vehicle systems, Chassis and Electronic Principles, Engine systems.

What qualifications or experience do I need? All applications are considered on their merits. The minimum entry requirement for the programme is 200 UCAS tariff points obtained from A Level equivalents preferably in science, and maths related subjects; BTEC Level 3 Diplomas or Extended Diplomas in science, engineering, Vehicle Technology, Motorsports or related subjects. Applicants must also have a GCSE grade C (4/5) in maths and English. Equivalent qualifications including an International Baccalaureate and full Access to Higher Education Diplomas will be considered.

How will I be assessed? Coursework and examinations modules are assessed at the end of a semester by a combination of written assignments, laboratory reports, practical and written examinations and presentations.

What qualifications could I achieve? FdSc in Motorsport Technology.

Leaving destinations Motorsports graduates progress to BEng/ BSc degree programmes at universities in the UK. This includes the top-up option with Bolton University.

If you are over 21 without formal qualifications, your application will be appreciated providing you can show a high level of ability and relevant experience.

For the latest information please visit, email: or call 020 8266 4000


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