Access to Motorsport Engineering

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    September 2022


This Access to HE Diploma: Motorsport Engineering programme is designed for adults interested in undertaking a career in a range of different engineering professions and prepares learners for study at higher education level.

The Access to HE Diploma (Motorsport Engineering) is aimed at students wanting to gain a comprehensive understanding of the different aspects of the highly competitive global motorsport industry. The knowledge, skills and understanding learnt will help students to consider their options for further study which can lead to undergraduate degrees within the same or similar industries.

The range of units in the different subject groups will help students pursue or advance their career within this sector by focusing on areas such as engineering, computing and design technologies used within the sector. The ungraded units will help provide the underpinning skills necessary to progress in higher education by understanding principles such as academic writing and research and referencing.

Successful completion of the course could also lead to progression onto the College's University Level courses. You could study the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Engineering on your doorstep and at up to half the cost of university fees.

What will I do?

The Access to Motorsport Engineering programme is gained by achieving 30 credits at Level 3 in Engineering and Motorsport units, 21 credits in Mathematics and Computing units and alongside these, you must also gain nine Level 3 credits in Study Skills.

The Access to HE Diploma is a total of 60 credits - 45 credits are graded and 15 credits are ungraded.

Please note the following units are mandatory:
CBL185 Safe Working Practices.
CBH304 Advanced Mathematics.
CBL179 Chassis Systems.

Whilst it is an advantage that you have a full Level 2 qualification prior to entry on the Access to Motorsport Engineering programme, the only requirement is that you hold at least a minimum of one GCSE grade 4 (Old GCSE grade C), in Mathematics (equivalent qualifications may also be accepted e.g. Functional Skills Level).

You may need to also attain your GCSE English qualification (or equivalent) alongside your Access to HE course as a pre-requisite of progression to university level study if you do not already hold this.

The Access to Motorsport Engineering programme will take you one year (34 weeks) to complete. You will study 13.5 hours a week; hours are designed to fit around childcare/school hours. 2 days will be studied at Boston campus and 1 day online.

For those aged 19-23 on the first day of the course, if this is your first Level 3 course your fees may be free, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701 or email your query to

The Access to HE: Motorsport & Engineering Diploma will cost £3928.

If you have already gained a Level 3 qualification you may still be able to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan.

Aged 19+?.
If you are aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £27,295 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or for details on fees.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

For the full diploma to be awarded you will need to compile a portfolio of assignments, which are externally moderated by Aim.

You will learn by a variety of processes including theory and practice, portfolio assignments, individual and group work.

Successful completion of the Access to Motorsport Engineering programme may allow you direct entry to university study in many aspects of engineering. Including, but not limited to: motorsport engineering, automotive engineering, autosport engineering, motor vehicle engineering or a BTEC Level 5 HND in Engineering.

You may be required to purchase PPE for any practical sessions, but any learners facing financial difficulties are encouraged to apply to the college bursary fund

How to Apply.

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Creating an account is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

If you live outside of the UK and would like to apply for this course, please complete the International Enquiry Form.

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