Automotive and Motorsport Engineering Technology - Foundation Degree

Course Code: EA1HE122

UCAS Code: M4T7


Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fees
12/09/2022Bispham Campus2 Years / £8,750 per yearApply

Course Overview

Course timetable

Duration:  2 days a week
Day/s of week: Tues & Wed  
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Indicative Delivery 77% On-site  at the ATC, Bipsham Campus and 23% On-line


Gear up for a rewarding career within automotive and motorsport, with this two-year foundation degree.  

Designed with employers and taught by industry specialists, this course equips you to compete for senior positions in automotive engineering, vehicle design, service and repair, manufacture, motorsport, research and development, and quality assurance.  

The North West is the UK’s second biggest region for automotive manufacture, and past students have gone on to build exciting careers with industry leaders such as Jaguar Land Rover, Ford Motor Company, Bentley, Lotus, M-Sport, Westfield Sportscars and MAHLE Powertrain. 

B&FC benefits from coveted STEM-assured status, a superbly equipped £10.5 million Advanced Technology Centre and strong employer relationships that support work-based learning.  

The support we offer is second to none and if you’re returning to education after some time you needn’t worry – our dedicated higher education learning mentors will support you with every aspect of your learning journey. 

Successful students have the option of ‘topping up’ this qualification to a full BEng (Honours) Degree with either a one-year full-time, or two-year part-time, programme of additional study. 

Both qualifications are delivered here in Blackpool and awarded by Lancaster University (ranked in the UK’s top 10 institutions by The Complete University Guide). 

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff Points (excluding Functional Skills) from an appropriate discipline:

  • Motor Vehicle Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • Motorsport Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • Vehicle Body/Paint Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • Other engineering-related Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • A-level qualifications (including engineering or science-based disciplines).

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If you haven’t got the qualifications required for this foundation degree, please apply for the Foundation Degree in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering Technology with Foundation Year, which includes a one-year bridging programme. 



Qualification Obtained

FdEng Automotive and Motorsport Engineering Technology

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods


Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.


Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.


Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.

Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Course Structure

Level 4 Modules

Engineering PrinciplesEA4MD04520Mandatory
Computer Aided Engineering and DesignEA4MD04920Mandatory
Vehicle Aerodynamics and ComputationalEA4MD05020Mandatory
Combustion Engine DevelopmentEA4MD05120Mandatory
Engineering Practical ApplicationsEA4MD05220Mandatory
Introduction to Academic StudyEA4MD05320Mandatory

Level 5 Modules

Major ProjectEA5MD05140Mandatory
Advanced Engineering PrinciplesEA5MD05220Mandatory
Hybrid Powertrain DesignEA5MD05320Mandatory
Vehicle Dynamics and Data LoggingEA5MD05420Mandatory
Work Based Research ProjectEA5MD05520Optional (most common)
Work Based LearningEA5MD05720Optional

Teaching and Learning Methods

Scheduled Learning

Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.

Independent Study

Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.


Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.

Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher 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

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Programme Specification

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Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
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