Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Motorsport) (VRQ)
Who is this course for?
This one-year course is aimed at enthusiastic school leavers who are looking for a career in the Motor Sport or Motor Vehicle Industry. Some degree of mechanical experience would be desirable.
Formal Entry Requirements
You should have good grades (4 GCSEs, ideally at grade D-G, including Maths, English and Science) and recently completed a Level 1 programme. All candidates will attend a formal interview followed by a college devised test.
What does the course involve?
The course covers the technical needs of today’s motorsport industry, including the diagnosis of non-complex system faults. It provides essential knowledge for the specialist group of competition maintenance and repair technicians.
It is a learning programme which involves students studying both the theory and practical aspects of the following:
• Carrying Out Routine Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance
• Removing and Replacing: Engine units and components
• Electrical auxiliary units and components
• Chassis units and components
Students also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working on competition vehicles.
Three weeks are set aside purely for the purpose of enrichment. In addition to this, trips related to the core programme may be organised. There is usually no or minimal cost for any of these activities.
How will I be assessed?
You will undertake IMI practical assessments in our motor vehicle workshop, plus ‘on-line’ multiple-choice testing and assignments.
Where can I go next?
On completion of this course successful learners may choose to look for employment in the Motor Sport or Automotive industry, or progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Motorsport.