Engineering Technology - Motorsport

Engineering and manufacturing

This qualification is a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) which sits on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) and has been approved by the National College for Motorsport and employers within the motorsport industry. It covers the intermediate level knowledge and understanding of motorsport engineering and has been developed in consultation with motorsport industry specialists and training provider to ensure that it meets the needs of industry employers and learners. The qualification has huge potential benefits for those engaging with the motorsport engineering industry sector. This qualification does not require occupational evidence.

Learners must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, learners must have the potential to achieve all aspects of the qualification. In particular, learners should be able to demonstrate that they have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy required to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes, and the assessments.

Learners who wish to advance from the Level 2 in Engineering Technology – Motorsport. Learners who would like to gain further knowledge and understanding of the motorsport engineering sector. Those who are new to the sector or looking for a career change or wish to learn new skills specific to the motorsport engineering sector.


This is a graded qualification; learners can achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction. The assessment of this qualification is by internal (centre marked) assessments. The learner must pass all the internal assessments to achieve the full qualification. It is advised that the learner’s produce a logbook/portfolio where they can file and make reference to evidence that shows their achievements against the learning outcomes.

An appropriate and realistic work area must available for the learner to carry out the practical assessments, using the normal constraints of time, resources, authority etc. (if the selected work area is not in an active working environment then prior agreement from EAL of the suitability of the work area to be used for the workplace organisation activity must be sought).