Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This one year study programme starts in September

Entry requirements
  • Sucessful completion of Extended Diploma in Motorsport Level 2
You will achieve

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Last updated: 2nd May 2019

Course overview

As a motorsport engineer you will design, build and test racing cars and bikes in all racing divisions. This can include single-seater racing, like Formula One, and bike racing, such as MotoGP. If you have excellent practical skills, a keen interest in motor racing  and want to work at the forefront of engineering technology this could be the perfect career for you. You will need to be a good problem solver and be able to analyse and interpret data.

Course content

  • Real life race experience with the college MR2 race car
  • Inspection of motorsport vehicles within the workshop and during competition.
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in engines, chassis and electrical units on a motorsport vehicle.
  • Skills in materials, fabrication, measuring equipment and specialist motorsport tools.
  • Extended maths, electronics and science

You can view the awarding body course specifications by clicking on the link below:

How will I be assessed?

You will be formally assessed throughout the course.

What equipment will I need?

  • A calculator
  • Textbook: Allan Staniforth Race and Rally Car Source Book
  • General stationery
  • Protective footwear and overalls
  • A selection of tools for event work

Where will I study?

Think Low Carbon Centre
Honeywell Lane
S75 1BP

What can I do next?


This course can form the foundations for future study and work in the Motorsport Industry.


This programme offers progression onto a Foundation Degree in engineering at a Higher Education institution.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Advanced Learner Loans

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.


Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 3 Full-time