Thursday, 21 May 2015

About Us

Rob Alderman, Lecturer formerly from Prodrive

How to get on track for a career in Motorsport

Bicester Motorsport (formerly OCVC Motorsport College) teaches Motorsport and Engineering to young people and those seeking new careers in the motorsport industry. To gain a wider understanding of the motorsports industry so you can progress to higher education or a motorsport apprenticeship, study our Extended Diploma in Engineering Motorsport.

Our students go on to work in industry or get places at universities. Each year students go from here to work in F1 and related or supporting industry. We currently have students or former students working at Lotus, Force India, Red Bull and Prodrive.

Gain Experience

By studying and training at our specialist motorsports engineering campus at Bicester you’ll gain first-rate experience and a qualification that gives you the equivalent of three A-levels.

You learn the following subjects, and more:

  • Health and Safety
  • Welding Technology
  • Fabrication
  • Machining
  • Mechanical principles
  • Drawing and Computer Aided Drawing (CAD)
  • Vehicle Engine Principles
  • Motorsport Preparation
  • Engineering Project
  • Electronic pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Light Vehicle Transmissions
  • Engineering Materials

Applicants for a level 3 programme will normally have:

  • At least four GCSEs at grade C or above (including some subjects related to the proposed area of study) and/or a completed level 2 award
  • The willingness to study for an additional level 2 qualification in English and/or Maths as required
  • If you are interested in a level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

What are you waiting for?

To apply, please contact Bicester Motorsport for more details and to organise an interview, or see the offical website at Bicester Motorsport College

End of Term Race Test

End of term Race Tests are the big push at Bicester this year. We have two Formula Renaults and a Formula First car which have been fixed up and tested this year by our students. The cars now run smoothly, and students are responsible for working in teams to keep them that way, and experiment to make their car go the fastest. Parts for the cars have been fabricated and 3D printed on site by us.

"This is where we are meant to be" said Rob Alderman, Motorsports Prep Teacher and the man responsible for this. "The cars are working well, and thanks to student effort this year has seen better performance than we have achieved previously. The cars are actually running better than expected".

This Friday is the test at Brands Hatch for the level 3 course, and the second test for Bicester Motorsport after the shakedown last week, and students will head down for an entire day track-side to take part. "All students are expected to take part, and they gain a lot from the experience".