Foundation Degree Motorsport Engineering
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Start Date
Course Type
Location
Course Code
Sep 2017
Full-Time HE
Castle Combe
CCF4300H1
About this course

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.

What will I learn?

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.

Entry requirements

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:

  • Mechanical Engineering - MMM Profile
  • Vehicle Technology (Motorsports) - MMM Profile
  • Vehicle Technology - MMM Profile
  • All to include the Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians unit

BTEC Nationals (NQF Framework) in the following areas:

  • Mechanical Engineering - MMM Profile
  • Vehicle Technology (Motorsports) - MMM Profile
  • Vehicle Technology - MMM Profile
  • All to include the Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians unit

A levels:

  • Applicants must be studying a minimum of 2 full A' Levels achieving an overall profile of CC including a grade C in a related subject area eg: Maths, Physics, Design Technology

Other L3 Qualifications in the area of Motorsport Engineering:

  • Other Full Level 3 Qualifications in the areas of Engineering, Motorsport Engineering and Vehicle Technology e.g. IMI Extended Diploma in Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, will be considered on an individual basis.

Full Level 3 qualifications but not in a related subject area:

  • Students with full Level 3 qualifications but not in a related subject area will be considered on an individual basis, but must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 100 hours significant relevant work experience in the Motorsport Industry

Non UK based qualifications

  • Students applying with non-UK based qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

Please note alongside their main entry qualification discussed above, students must also possess suitable English / Maths qualifications detailed below:

Level 2 Maths and English:

  • All applicants will normally also require passes (at grade C or above) in GCSE Maths and English or their level 2 equivalents such as Functional Skills (previously Key Skills). Please note that Adult Literacy and Numeracy qualifications are not acceptable

English Language Requirements:

  • Where English is not the applicant's first language an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas or equivalent qualification, will normally be required.
Study, assessment and qualifications
Additional costs and information

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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What could I do next?

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::

  • Vehicle Test and Development
  • Vehicle Chassis, including Tyre Technology
  • Vehicle Powertrain
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Data Acquisition
  • Team Logistics
  • Sponsorship and Marketing