Hear about our Motorsport courses from students Jordan and Brad.
Date: 5th August 2014
GET IN THE FAST LANE These courses are designed for anyone with a passion for the maintenance and upkeep of motorsport vehicles.
From engine building, tuning and motorsport fabrication through to suspension and steering set up, at Askham Bryan College our students learn the secrets of vehicle technology and how to build, maintain and repair motorsport vehicles of all kinds. Our students get to see their learning and acquired skills put into practice, as the College regularly competes at BARC National Hill Climb events and the Ginetta challenge throughout the season in the cars that our students prepare. The invaluable skills learned within these courses really can turn your interest in motorsport into a top flight career.
The department has a block of new workshops specifically for motorsport learners. All workshops are equipped with a range of ramps and workshop equipment. Students have access to a range of equipment from fabrication and welding to test equipment and diagnostic code readers. Within their studies students will cover all aspects of motor vehicle systems, vehicle engineering, fabrication and welding.
By studying in this department you will learn the relevant skills to work in the following roles:
• Specialist technician
• Events supervision/management
• Mechanical engineer
• Workshop manager
• Team support crew
The College’s industry links give our students access to a state of the art dynamometer, and ECU mapping facilities, as well as access to the world leaders in other motorsport associated fields. Askham Bryan College has well established links with local motorsport clubs which hold events based at our York campus, with the expectation to incorporate the available areas at our Newton Rigg site in the near future. Askham Bryan College has its own range of motorsport vehicles that actively compete in both the Harewood Hillclimb and the Ginetta challenge. The College has links with other local race teams for our students to gain experience with other forms of motorsport.