Vehicle Maintenance and Repair – Motorsport

Level 1/2 Diploma

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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Motorsport - Level 1-2 Diploma SF-LVMR2D-D(0000)000

South Downs Campus

Type of study
Full Time, Vocational

Academic Year 2021-22 (1 years)

Examination board
City & Guilds

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This dynamic two year course now includes an introduction to motorsport and will give you an understanding of electrical and mechanical systems used for the operation, design and maintenance of motor vehicles. You will study motorsport event regulations and participate in setting-up motorsport vehicles and inspections during competitions.

An insight into the motor industry will be gained through workshop sessions, including diagnostic equipment. The workshop at our South Downs Campus houses a wide range of vehicles to give you as much variety as possible. Embedded essential skills will develop numeracy, communication and ICT to build your confidence.



Minimum four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics, or progression from appropriate automotive qualifications.

On this course, you will study:

  • Routine maintenance
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Lubricant and cooling systems
  • Fuel
  • Ignition
  • Air and exhaust systems
  • Vehicle technology
  • Electrical components
  • Chassis systems
  • Vehicle transmission
  • Driveline units
  • Engine technology
  • Fitting and fabrication
  • Vehicle electrical systems
  • Pre and post work inspection procedures
  • Workshop methods and processes
  • Knowledge of health, safety & good housekeeping in the automotive environment.


During a typical week you’ll spend time in the classroom and in the workshop doing practical work. All practical work takes place in our Automotive Workshop which includes: six vehicle lifts, tyre changer, wheel balancing, laser wheel alignments, running stand engines, brake tester including various diagnostic scanners.

The course is delivered through practical demonstrations which are supported with realistic working tasks, where the emphasis is on you demonstrating the required skills. Underpinning knowledge for each unit is given via classroom-based mode of delivery, where you are encouraged to participate in a range of learner centered activities.

Learners are assessed in a variety of ways including practical activities, multi-choice online examinations and participation in portfolio and assignment work.

Assessment of the qualification will comprise of practical tasks, workbooks tasks and knowledge-based questions with some online multiple choice tests. Assessments are completed in accordance with current industry standards and practice.

Materials & books £48.99
Overalls £23.00
Safety shoes £17.00

You may progress to a Level 3 programme with a merit profile. The course is suitable for progression to employment in motorsport or motor vehicle related employment such as local garages. A merit grade profile is required for progression to year two.

All students will attend work placement for 1-2 weeks depending on progress. We use a vast collection of local garages that will take on students from Southsea - Bordon.

The college is a bright and happy place, everyone is kind and friendly to each other.

Megan Hall, A Level student

There are lots of people at the college, each studying a diverse range of courses, people from all different areas come to study here, it creates a sense of community, there is a huge social aspect to college life across all courses.

Lee Backhouse, BTEC student

I’m really happy and pleased with my grades. I really loved my time at the college, I have also made lots of friends, it’s a really nice place to be, I don’t want to leave.

Lauren Piper, A Level student