Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 Extended Diploma Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This one year study programme starts in September

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs at grade 4/C including maths plus English at grade 3 or above


Vehicle Maintenance Level 1.

You will achieve

Level 2 Extended Diploma in Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

Last updated: 11th October 2018

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

  • Motorsport Health and Safety and MSA and FIA event regulations
  • Routine maintenance of Motorsport Vehicles within the workshop and during competition
  • Remove and replace engine, chassis and electrical units on Motorsport Vehicle
  • Skills in materials, fabrication, measuring equipment and specialist motorsport tools
  • Maths, electronics and science

You can view IMI 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?

Successful completion of this programme offers progression onto Level 3 Extended Diploma in Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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

Contact the Information Unit

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

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.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.


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 2 Extended Diploma Full-time