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 placement.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the Level 3 qualification and a Maths GCSE grade B (minimum), you could progress a Foundation Degree in Motorsport Engineering at the University Centre Somerset. Alternatively you could find employment in the motorsport industry.


Graduates from the University Centre Somerset are now working at Empire Race Cars, Xtrac Engineering, McLaren GT, Radical Performance Engines and Bentley Cars.

Course Summary

Course Title Motorsport Extended Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to C or 9 to 4 range including Maths, English
and Science, or 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. Entry will also be subject to a
successful interview. You also need safety boots and overalls for all workshop
activities (included within your enrolment cost).

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The depth of the theory work and high level of practical equipment makes the College stand out from others, and adds a huge amount to your studies.

Ryan Chamberlain

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