Motorsport Diploma Level 1

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    Full Time

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    One Year

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    September 2024


The Level 1 Motorsport qualification blends an introduction to light vehicle technology whilst exploring the opportunities involved around Motorsport and Karting. This is the ideal first step for those wanting to explore this industry and find out what it has to offer.

What will I do?

During the Level 1 Motorsport qualification you will study an introduction to engineering equipment & materials, alongside light vehicle systems which includes engines, steering, suspension, braking, alongside health and safety.

Alongside the above you will continue to gain an understanding of Motorsport studying content linked to the National Motorsport Association.

The course is a great mix of both theory and practical, allowing you time in our workshops and classrooms to experience the world of Motorsport. You will also develop your skills for employment, exploring different careers and employers.

You will have the opportunity to visit several employers and educational establishments to enhance your learning and experience the different careers and environments available within the industry.

In addition to your course, you may also need to study either Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths, dependent on your GCSE grades.’

Entry requirements are two GCSEs at grade 2 or above (Old GCSE grade E or above) or equivalent (to include English or maths). Other vocational qualifications such as Certificate in Skills for Working Life or Life Skills will also support entry requirements.

The Level 1 Motorsport qualification will take you one year to complete. You will attend college for at least three days a week.

The Motorsport Level 1 course is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

If you are aged 19+, this course will cost £1500.

Fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701 or email your query to

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

You will be assessed through exams, practical assessments and written assignments.

Successful completion of the Level 1 will allow you to progress onto a Level 2 course, enabling you to progress further within the Motorsport, Motor Vehicle or Engineering industry.

Additional costs include:

  • Corporate work wear, which includes polo shirts, overalls and safety footwear
  • Cost of educational visits

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