Motorsport Extended Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This dynamic and exciting course is an excellent route to university or a university level qualification, or if you want to enter the motorsport industry at technician level like some of our previous successful students.

Topics include:

  • Race car set-up
  • Engine and chassis technology
  • Data logging and visual display systems
  • Component inspection test methods
  • Low carbon technologies
  • Rolling road engine testing
  • Motorsport vehicle maths and science

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through a range of assignments and coursework containing theoretical and practice work, with online multiple choice assessments at the end of each unit. You will also be expected to complete work experience in a relevant work placement.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the Level 3 qualification and a maths GCSE grade 6 (minimum), you could progress to a Foundation Degree in Motorsport Engineering at University Centre Somerset. Graduates from the University Centre Somerset are now working at Empire Race Cars, Xtrac Engineering, McLaren GT, Radical Performance Engines and Bentley Cars. Alternatively, you could find employment in the motorsport industry.

Course Summary

Course Title Motorsport Extended Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including maths, English and
science, and an appropriate Level 2 qualification with Merit grade. These
qualifications could be Level 2 Extended Diploma in Motorsport or Level 2
Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair. You will be invited to attend
an informal discussion to assess your suitability for the course. You will need
safety boots and overalls which can be purchased at enrolment if

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I’ve really enjoyed learning all about the internals of cars and what a car relies on to run smoothly. This benefits me in the workplace because I know how parts work when I come to repair or replace them. So far my greatest achievement has been passing the first year. I’m really proud of this because it means I’m on track to becoming a qualified mechanic.

Corey Perry-Jones

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