Motorsport - Level 3

Course Code: EA1FE514


Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
06/09/2021Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

If you are aged between 16 and 18 and have already completed a relevant Level 2 qualification, this one year course is ideal for continuing your journey to a rewarding career.

This Level 3 Motorsport course is designed to help you further develop your learning to industry-standards and focuses on fault diagnostics and more specific aspects required of a modern-day Motorsport Mechanic or Motorsport Technician.

Entry Requirements


  • You must be aged 16 to 18 when the course starts in September
  • You must have successfully completed a relevant Level 2 qualification (Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2, Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Level 2, Motorsport Level 2), or have at least 1 years industry experience
  • Must have a minimum of Level 1 in English and mathematics


  • You should have a passion for cars and an interest in working in the automotive or motorsport industry

All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Qualification Obtained

Diploma in Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (VRQ)

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will be taught by tutors who have a wealth of industry experience and a passion for developing the next generation of technicians. Your tutors will get to know how you learn best and tailor their teaching methods to your needs.

There are weekly opportunities for you to discuss your progress with your Progress Tutor and you will be allocated a team manager to support you through every aspect of your learning and career development.

This course is mainly practical-based and is delivered in the following way (hours shown are weekly)…

  • Motorsport Practical (Workshop – 6 hours)
  • Motorsport Theory (Classroom – 2.25 hours)
  • Independent Study (1.5 hours)
  • Industry Placement (Company – 26 hours total)
  • Progress Meeting (Classroom – 1.5 hours)
  • English and mathematics (Depending on GCSE results – 3 to 7.5 hours)

The environment is very supportive and includes regular target setting and reviews.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions