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Motor Vehicle | Motorsport Engineering Technology IMI Extended Diploma Level 3 | Northbrook MET

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Course Code: FE0320-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Shoreham Airport Campus Qualification: IMI Extended Diploma in Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 3 Awarding Body: IMI

Why this course?

This course will prepare you for roles in engineering, design, production, testing and management in the exciting world of motorsport.

You will gain practical skills with a range of vehicle systems as well as theoretical knowledge, including scientific and mathematical principles and electronics. You will learn how to remove and replace vehicle components and gain an understanding of vehicle maths and science. 

The course includes attending professional race meetings and in addition to investigating current technologies, you will become familiar with the industry structure.

Our Shoreham Airport Campus offers a truly unique learning experience; Motorsport, Aero and Motor Vehicle students work in hangars, workshops and high-tech classrooms equipped with the very latest tools, machinery and software.

Start dates

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Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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Entry requirements

To join this course you must have successfully completed Level 2 Motorsport with an 80% attendance record and a pass with merit.

English and maths GCSEs are also required.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Diagnose/rectify engine and ancillary components¬†
  • Diagnose/rectify electrical/electronic faults
  • Diagnose/rectify chassis system faults
  • Vehicle maths and science
  • Motorsport event regulations
  • Inspecting a vehicle during competition

Why this course at the MET?

  • Both practical and theoretical learning
  • Attend professional race meetings
  • Courses up to degree level
  • Internationally recognised qualifications

Surrounded by a busy, working airport and numerous engineering and parts companies, the Shoreham Campus provides a real-world environment in which to study. The tutors and technicians are all industry-experienced, giving them the insight and knowledge needed to prepare you for employment, further study or an apprenticeship. 

The campus has a cafeteria serving hot and cold food, and facilities also include a library, and IT suites for your research projects.

Further study and future careers

Further study

You can progress to the Northbrook MET Foundation Degree in Motorsport Engineering and other university level courses.

Future careers

  • Auto / motorsport design engineer
  • Research and development engineer 
  • Racing team technician
  • Pit crew
  • Production/test engineer
  • Technical representative
Further study and future careers
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