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Askham Bryan College

Level 3- Motorsport Engineering

Askham Bryan College

Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3FR

Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Level 3
DMVM
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Course Summary

Study advanced-level vehicle technology and motorsport with this one-year course, which will prepare you for employment or a mechanical engineering degree. You’ll work across a range of vehicles and systems and cover topics such as vehicle science and mathematics, engine principles and professional practice and logistics.

Course Details

Course Themes:

The Level 3 course includes both practice and theory elements that prepare you with the knowledge and skills required for the motorsport industry. The course explores beyond the Level 2 foundations, equipping you with knowledge to find and rectify faults, needed improvement and enhanced systems to motorsport vehicles. The skills taught are industry-standard and prepare you for a career in this area.

Thorough understanding of all aspects of motorsport vehicles and systems are delivered on this course. This includes:

• Chassis systems

• Motorsports safety and preparation

• Fault diagnosis

• Engine and fuel systems

• Welding and fabrication process

• Electrical and electronic ancillary systems

• A vehicle project

• English and maths provision where applicable

How will it be delivered?

The course is a mxture of theory and practical sessions. Thirty hours of work experience placement at an industry-related business such as garage parts department or engineering-based business.

Students are expected to secure their own employer for work experience, however, our Employability Team can help source one for you.

Entry requirements

Level 2 Motorsport Qualification. You will need to have successfully completed a Level 2 Motor Vehicle or Engineering qualification* plus at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (old GCSE grade C or above)

Your next steps...

Following successful completion of this course, you could proceed to study at degree level in a related subject.


Pursue employment in the motorsport industry.


Progression and Development Sessions:


All students enrolled on a Level 2 or Level 3 course will be required to attend Progression and Development sessions every week. These sessions will cover a wide range of topics from careers and employability, British Values and equality and diversity to essential life skills such as mental health and wellbeing, drugs and alcohol and personal safety.Potential career pathways include

  • Vehicle restorer
  • Vehicle fabricator
  • Vehicle customiser
  • Classic motorsport technician
  • Workshop Manager
  • Self employed

Additional information


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