Course Code: EA1FE514 Motorsport - Level 3 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 04 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now 03 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis 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 RequirementsIf 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. You will require a Level 2 relevant qualification. You will require English OR Maths at grade 4 or above along with the following: • A successful interview with a tutor • The ability to study independently • A genuine interest in the subject • Good communication skills • Hardworking approach towards the 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. 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. Personal Protective Equipment Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343. Qualification ObtainedDiploma in Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (VRQ) Industry Placement and Field TripsIndustry placement is mandatory for this course and normally takes place once you have gained sufficient knowledge of safe working practices. You will have the opportunity to attend your Industry Placement with a local employer. We will help you to select the type of placement that best suits your industry interests and one that will benefit you the most. Field Trips You will have the opportunity to attend one of the UK’s well-known motor racing circuits, taking our Motorsport vehicles for a track day shakedown. While here you will experience the role of a Motorsport mechanic in a busy pit lane and practice your skills in making sure the car remains reliable and maintains performance. Learning and Teaching MethodsAt Level 2 you will have developed your knowledge of the different vehicle systems and developed skills in identifying, removing and replacing the different components that make up these systems. At Level 3 you will learn how to diagnose and repair non-complex and complex faults. 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. 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. Assessment MethodsThe modules this course covers at Level 3 include: • Setting Up Motorsport Vehicles • Inspecting Motorsport Vehicles During Competition • Diagnosing and Rectifying Motorsport Vehicle Engine Faults • Diagnosing and Rectifying Motorsport Vehicle Driveline Faults • Diagnosing and Rectifying Motorsport Vehicle Chassis System Faults • Testing Engines for Motorsport Vehicles (Dyno. Ops.) Assessment Weighting You will be assessed in two different ways: • Practical skills assessments in the workshop (50%) • Online multiple-choice tests (50%) Other Costs and Equipment NeededYou will need to provide your own safety boots and overalls / boiler suit for practical activities. A typical pair of safety boots should cost no more than £12 and a pair of overalls £15. All other protective equipment will be provided by us. All tools and equipment are provided for practical sessions and access to computers and all software required for the course is available within the College facilities. You will be expected to provide your own pen, pencil, basic drawing equipment and a note pad. All field trip costs are covered by the College. You will need to provide your own refreshments. 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 Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: IMI Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and ProgressionWhen you successfully complete this Level 3 Motorsport course you will have developed the technical and broader skills needed to enjoy a rewarding career in the industry. Alternatively you can develop your knowledge and skills further and progress onto our Foundation Degree. Typical pathways from this Level 3 course are: • Employment in the industry on a fast-track apprenticeship • Progression to the foundation year of our Foundation Degree Throughout your time on the course, frequent career and progression advice from our team of highly qualified and experienced tutors will continue. Level 3 job roles: Job roles that this course can lead to are: • Motorsport Vehicle Builder and Mechanic • Motorsport Vehicle Engine Builder and Specialist • Motorsport Vehicle Dynamics Specialist • Motorsport Team Principal Much of the knowledge and skills you will learn are directly transferrable across the automotive industry. Most of the modules you will achieve map directly to the Level 2 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair qualification and can lead to more mainstream roles, such as: • Motor Vehicle Mechanic • Motor Vehicle Diagnostic Technician • MOT Tester • Roadside Recovery Technician • Motor Vehicle Fast-Fit Technician • Motor Vehicle Workshop Manager Graduate-Level job roles: • Design, research and development careers within the Automotive, Motorsport and other transport industries including. • Manufacturing careers within the Automotive, Motorsport and other transport industries. • Automotive systems and competence testing careers within the Automotive, Motorsport and other transport industries.