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Foundation Race Technician Course (Level 2)

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Foundation Race Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Course (Level 2)

This popular course is a must if you have a serious drive to become a professional race mechanic.

Available Courses
Tresham Silverstone sites
Starts: 12/09/2022
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: £2085 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

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If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

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Course Information

Entry requirements
  • GCSE at grade 3 (grade D) or above in English and maths or Level 2 Functional Skills.

Entry is subject to a successful interview.
You need to have considerable passion for motorsport and the desire for a career as a race mechanic.

Course content

This study programme includes race car preparation techniques, engine and transmission units, as well as an introduction to motorsport industry working practices. The course also contains a significant practical element within the study programme.

Assessment methods

Continual assessments of both practical and theory work.

  • EAL L2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)
  • English and maths qualifications if required
Further study and career options

Once you have completed the Race Technician Study Programme you will be assessed on the progression made during the year. You will be invited to progress onto the Race Technician Level 3 programme. You may also progress onto an Employer Led Race Technician Apprenticeship during the programme if employment with a race team is secured.

Additional Information

This course is based at Silverstone. All students will have to purchase uniforms at an approximate cost of £300 (cost could be subject to change).

Funding Information

If you are aged 16-18 years old on 31 August 2021, a British or European Union resident, live in England and looking to study at Level 2 and Level 3, the tuition fees and any exam registration fees are FREE.


If you are aged 19 years or older 31 August 2021, a British or European Union resident, live in England and looking to study a full-time Level 2 qualification, the tuition fees and any exam registration fees will be FREE. (Please note: there are some postcode exemptions for funding – our Student Recruitment Team will be able to confirm this). For level 3 qualifications, you will need to pay full tuition fees (or apply for an advanced learner loan if you reside in England and are eligible).

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.


Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.



We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

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