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Motor Vehicle Workshop

     Unit 8 Racecourse Industrial Estate, Mansfield Road, Derby, DE21 4SX

Tel: 01332 890481


Age Range, Years 9,10,11

Engineering Through Motor Vehicle

Engineered Racing's Motor Vehicle Suite provides an engaging alternative to traditional education.

Attendees of our sessions can expect to be tutored in the Motor Basics in a professional garage environment and gather a skillset ideal for progression into places of Further Education or the Workplace.

In our fully equipped motor vehicle workshop, students are tutored in the theory, processes and procedures of motor vehicle maintenance and repair. Various vehicles are available to help the students learn, including road vehicles, kit cars, track day cars and electric vehicles, along with a variety of hand and power tools, all related to the motor and engineering workshop alike.

Sessions involve students sitting through a short theory session, presented on a particular aspect of a motor vehicle and its operation followed by a practical activity focussed on embedding the knowledge gained from the theory session.

Assessments are performed by means of written tasks, practical activities and the manufacture of a specific engineering tool, which is performed over the duration of the course and together provide the evidence required to achieve the qualification.

Qualifications Available:                       * Pearson BTEC Level 1                                                                                                                       Award in Engineering (QCF) 500/8859/2

                                                                  * NCFE Level 1                                                                                                                                      Certificate in Industry Specific Engineering skills


Capacity, group sizes:                            * Level 1: Maximum of 10


Hours:                                                          1/2 Day Session (am) 9am-11:30am                                                                                                 1/2 Day Session (PM) 12pm-2:30pm                                                                                               Full Day session 9am-3pm

                                                                   Monday-Friday (depending on availability)


NCFE Level 1

We have developed and will deliver our own suite of Level 1 Units for the academic year 2020/21, which will allow us to continue to work to a rolling assessment framework that is managed in house and at regular intervals, rather than a 'final exam' approach.

Our in-house training will be recognised by NCFE, one of the UK's biggest awarding organisations.

Students will work towards a customised combination of the following units:

*Health & Safety in the Engineering Workplace

*Developing Skills in Fabrication Assemblies Using Riveting (NEW for 2020)

*Performing simple mechanical maintenance on a given system

*Developing Skills in Using Drilling Machines/Tools

*Developing Skills in Using Cutting Machines/Tools

*Developing Skills in Assembly Procedures

*Developing Skills in Using Hand/Pistol Drills (NEW for 2020)

Guided Learning Hour Requirements

NCFC Level 1 Certificate = 130 hours


It is vital that the students are able to achieve the guided learning hours for each specific qualification. Accredited achievement can only take place once these hours have been fulfilled (and evidenced on attendance registers)

We offer an open invitation for all prospective new students to drop in for a visit or tour. We run out of a unique and specialist workshop environment which can sometimes not suit all learners, therefore we strongly recommend all new starters to meet us before starting to ensue that they feel comfortable and ready for the provision.