Level: 2 | Duration: 1 Year | Start Date: September 2021
What is this course about?
This level 2 course will develop practical and theoretical engineering skills including welding, hand fitting as well as motorsport specific units in a workshop environment. The course is delivered over one year and includes a combination of theory and practical activities. You will cover topics such as, working safely in engineering, stripping, and rebuilding motorsport vehicle engines and chassis setup. This programme will allow you to develop work related skills in preparation for further training or employment. The practical elements of the course include: MIG welding, hand fitting and working with various motorsport vehicles including rally cars, go karts and Formula single seat vehicles.
Why choose to study this course at Riverside College?
You will be joining a supportive and enthusiastic team of qualified automotive tutors who will provide support and guidance throughout your course. You will have the opportunity to work in industry standard workshops and develop the necessary skills to progress further in the industry. Engineering is one of best paid trades in the UK and with a huge shortfall in qualified engineers there has never been a better time to enter the industry. Motorsport is an exciting and fast paced trade that can offer you the chance to work all over the world.
What will I learn on this course?
You will learn how to work safely and competently in a motorsport engineering environment and develop skills in workshop practices to allow you to progress into industry or to an apprenticeship. You will also have Career development sessions which will involve 1 to 1 discussion with your personal tutor to monitor your progress and support you during your course. On completion of the course, you will be able to confidently operate a MIG welding set and produce various welded joints, produce advanced parts from metals using hand tools & maintain various motorsport vehicle systems. You will work on Rally cars, Go-karts, circuit cars and Formula Renault racing cars.
4 GCSEs at grades 9 – 3 including English Language and Maths. Learners may also enrol on this course after successful completion of an appropriate level 1 programme of study and reference from their tutors.
What will this course lead on to?
On successful completion of this course, you could progress to the Level 3 EAL Diploma in Engineering Technology (Motorsport). Alternatively, you could also apply for an Engineering apprenticeship if not already selected through the college networks.
You will have an opportunity to take part in a range of enrichment activities including trips to some of the biggest and most advanced engineering companies in the country, Go-karting, Paintballing and lots of career events featuring local companies. We also run many activities on the College campus including 5-a-side football tournaments, engineering competitions and fund-raising events
How will I be assessed?
You will produce a portfolio of evidence that you can keep and will support you during your job applications. Most of your course is practical meaning you will be physically making or fixing thing that you will keep as evidence.
Any additional costs?
A Course kit list will be provided, this briefly consists of Personal Protective Equipment: College polo shirts, boots, overalls and eye protection, with the option of purchasing your own welding helmet. Stationary is also required for your studies, including pens, paper and notepads.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes