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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Motorsport)

Course Code: MSV

Level: 1
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9am - 4.30pm

About the course

There are approximately 41,000 people in the UK working in the super-fast and ever-changing motorsport industry and with this qualification, you could be in pole position to work alongside the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Dave Thorpe.

Formula 1 is often the first thing people think of when they hear the word “motorsport”, however, there are many opportunities for those who wish to work in the competitive branch of this £9billion industry, from F3 and rally car racing, to super bikes and Motocross.  In addition to these roles there are some 4,500 companies in the UK linked to the development of performance vehicles, many of which are expanding to respond to the advancement in technology and a need to make the industry more sustainable.

The course will provide you with the essential knowledge and technical skills to carry out maintenance and servicing on all types of vehicles, but you will also start developing the specialist skills that will put you on track for a winning career in motorsport. You could also consider moving into other areas, such as the defence and aerospace industries, ensuring the road ahead is full of possibilities.

What you'll learn

You will study the following units:

  • motorsport vehicle construction and routine maintenance
  • operating principles of motorsport vehicle engines, tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems
  • operating principles and maintenance of motorsport vehicle transmission systems and electrical and electronic systems.

You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, and other skills associated with working on competition vehicles, and as a Google Reference College, you will also develop a variety of digital skills that will make your CV stand out.

This diploma is part of a full-time study programme which also includes:

  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.


You will be assessed through a variety of practical tasks and assessments, and exams.

What's next?

On successful completion you may progress to a Level 2 course in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair at the College, an Apprenticeship in the sector, or employment in the industry.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: MSV

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £999

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Sam Burnett

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