Motor Vehicle | Automotive or Motorsport Engineering Technology IMI Diploma Level 2

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0272-1C
Qualification Type GCSE or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


This course will prepare you for roles in engineering, design, production, testing and management in the exciting world of motorsport.

You will gain practical skills with a range of vehicle systems as well as theoretical knowledge, including scientific and mathematical principles and electronics. You will learn how to remove and replace vehicle components and gain an understanding of vehicle maths and science.

The course includes attending professional race meetings and in addition to investigating current technologies, you will become familiar with the industry structure and motorsport event regulations.

Our Shoreham Airport Campus offers a truly unique learning experience; Motorsport, Aero and Motor Vehicle students work in hangars, workshops and high-tech classrooms equipped with the very latest tools, machinery and software.


Course content

This course includes the following modules:

  • Mechanical, lubrication and cooling systems
  • Fuel, ignition, air and exhaust systems
  • Remove/replace chassis components
  • Remove/replace electrical components
  • Remove/replace transmissions and driveline units
  • Vehicle maths and science
  • Motorsport event regulations
  • Inspecting a vehicle during competition

Entry requirements

To start on this Level 2 course you need GCSE maths and science at grade 4 (C) or above and English at grade 3 or above.

Your next steps...

After Level 2, you can progress to Level 3 - you will need an 80% attendance record and a pass with merit profile. English and maths are also required.

Future careers

  • Auto/motorsport design engineer
  • Research and development engineer
  • Racing team technician
  • Pit crew
  • Production/test engineer
  • Technical representative