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Engineering Operative Standard Motorsports Apprenticeship (Level 2)

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Engineering Operative Standard Motorsports Apprenticeship Level 2


This Standard requires the Learner to undertake the full-time study programme to attain the Knowledge Qualification. Once this has been successfully completed the learner can be employed as an apprentice to complete the skills qualification and attain the L2 Engineering Operative Standard that takes up to 21 months.

Course information

Entry requirements

It is desirable that apprentices will hold GCSEs in maths, English and ICT at grade 3 or above. If the apprentice has been employed without these grades the opportunity to undertake Functional Skills at level 2 will be an essential element to achieving all elements of the apprenticeship.

What Qualifications Will I Gain?
  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (knowledge)
  • Level 2 Engineering Operative End Point Assessment


What Will I Study?

The Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard achieved through the National College of Motorsports combines the knowledge qualification gained on the full-time programme with the skills qualification attained in the workplace. As well as these recognised qualifications, all apprentices will be required to provide evidence of the required behaviours associated with their job role, including:

Personal responsibility and resilience – Comply with the health and safety guidance and procedures, be disciplined and have a responsible approach to risk, work diligently regardless of how much they are being supervised, accept responsibility for managing time and workload and stay motivated and committed when facing challenges
Work effectively in teams – Integrate with the team, support other people, consider implications of their own actions on other people and the business whilst working effectively to get the task completed
Effective communication and interpersonal skills – An open and honest communicator, communicates clearly using appropriate methods, listen well to others and have a positive and respectful attitude
Focus on quality and problem solving – Follow instructions and guidance, demonstrate attention to detail, follow a logical approach to problem solving and seek opportunities to improve quality, speed and efficiency
Continuous personal development – Reflect on skills, knowledge and behaviours and seek opportunities to develop, adapt to different situations, environments or technologies and have a positive attitude to feedback and advice

You will also have to successfully complete the Apprenticeship End Point Assessment (EPA), to confirm your competence. The EPA consists of 2 assessment methods: –

Practical observation – to assess your application of skills within your place of work or in a suitable environment away from your workplace
• Professional discussion – to holistically assess your competence across the standard and will be informed by reflective portfolio

How Will I Be Assessed?

The Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills) qualification will be assessed within your workplace, and a portfolio of evidence produced using the One-file E Portfolio.

What Will I Be Able To Do Next?

Once you have completed your Race Technician Apprenticeship you will be eligible to progress to all levels of international forms of motorsport such as Formula 1, World Endurance Championship, and the World Rally Championship.


Are There Any Additional Costs?

As an employee of a race team, your employer will be responsible for all costs associated with your job role.

Available Courses
Work Based
Starts: Various
Type: Apprenticeships
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Flex

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

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Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.