Work-based learning and competition projects form an integral part of the programme, which is demonstrated through the recent success at the Castle Combe Formula Ford Championship, which was won by a Wiltshire College car entirely developed, maintained and run by students for a local driver.
You will study all aspects of competition vehicle design and manufacture, including chassis, power train, aerodynamics, telemetry and electronics and apply this knowledge in the practical setting of competition vehicle preparation.
Work based learning and competition projects form an integral part of the programme.
Castle Combe circuit is a unique teaching and vocational learning centre with workshops, laboratories and classrooms, which has been purpose-built to accommodate the course. The centre offers you the opportunity to work in an industry-standard environment on cars that compete regularly, enabling you to experience the real-life pressures of working in the motorsport arena in preparation for gaining employment.
After completing the first two years you will gain a Foundation Degree (FD). You may choose to continue into a third year (BSc Hons top up) to give you the opportunity to achieve a full Honours degree at Wiltshire College.
Applications are welcomed from candidates with a strong interest in Motorsport Engineering:
BTEC Extended Diplomas (suite of qualifications known as Nationals on the QCF Framework) in the following areas:
BTEC Nationals (NQF Framework) in the following areas:
Other L3 Qualifications in the area of Motorsport Engineering:
Full Level 3 qualifications but not in a related subject area:
Non UK based qualifications
Please note alongside their main entry qualification discussed above, students must also possess suitable English / Maths qualifications detailed below:
Level 2 Maths and English:
English Language Requirements:
The UCAS Institution code for this programme is W74.
The UCAS course code for this programme is H334.
The cost of this course is £7500.00 per year.
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Successful students may be given the opportunity to progress to a one year 'top-up' programme leading to a BSc (Hons) Degree in Motorsport Engineering.
On successful completion of the course students will have the opportunity to enter a wide range of disciplines within the Motorsport/Automotive industry, including areas such as::