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Motor Vehicle & Motorsport Engineering
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Motor Vehicle & Motorsport Engineering

 Train for your career in the heartland of the auto industry in East London and Essex

There is such an automotive heritage in our area of East London, which makes Barking & Dagenham College a natural choice for training for your future job as an:

  • Automotive Engineer / Technician
  • Motorsport Engineer / Technician

Train in a real working garage

London Road is our specialist motor vehicle and motorsport centre. As a former flagship car dealership and service centre it's a tailor made real work environment.

You may also study in the specialist workshops at our main Rush Green campus - it depends on which course you select.

Professional industry-linked coursesIMI Awards logo

You will study for the professional Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Awards courses, or for a BTEC. 

We currently have 7 courses available.

  1. IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Motor Vehicle Maintenance Diploma Level 1 Level 1
  2. IMI Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance Level 1 Level 1
  3. IMI (Institute of Motor Industry) Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles Level 2 Level 2
  4. BTEC Extended Diploma in Motorsport Engineering Level 3 Level 3
  5. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 in Motorsport Engineering Level 3
  6. Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Diploma Level 3 Level 3
  7. IMI Diploma in Introduction to Vehicle Technology Entry Level 3 Level E

You benefit from our close relationship with Ford

Our London Road Garage, a former car dealership/service centre, is tailor-built to provide an industry environment for training that leads to work.

The Ford Vehicle Research & Development Centre at Dunton, Essex, kindly supply engines, transmissions and chassis components for you to train on. 

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Latest News

  • Life in ‘Vee’ fast lane
    Life in ‘Vee’ fast lane

    Motorsport students at Barking & Dagenham College are on the fast track to an interesting career, after getting the chance to work on a real racing car.

  • Hurdler Khai sets his sights on the Tokyo Olympics
    Hurdler Khai sets his sights on the Tokyo Olympics

    Young British hurdler Khai Riley-La Borde, 20, from Purfleet, Essex, is closer to his goal of reaching the European Championships this summer after coming 5th in the World Indoor Trials last week.

  • Life in the fast lane
    Life in the fast lane

    Barking & Dagenham College students got the chance to hear about the motorsport industry thanks to a visit from Birmingham City University and Aquila Race Cars.

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Join our Rally Team

Our Motorsport students have the chance to become co-drivers/navigators and car rally pit crew members, as we regularly compete in competitions around the country with our very own rally car.

Barking & Dagenham College Rally Car

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Upcoming Events

  • Technical Skills Academy Open Day, Thursday 23 February 2017, 4.30 - 7pm
    Technical Skills Academy Open Day, Thursday 23 February 2017, 4.30 - 7pm

    23 February 2017

    Study in a friendly environment, that's more grown-up than school. Built by the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, and managed and run by Barking & Dagenham College, the Technical Skills Academy offers a creative and buzzing atmosphere.

  • Stars from The Voice and X Factor perform at fundraising event
    Stars from The Voice and X Factor perform at fundraising event

    3 March 2017

    Diamond, a contestant on ITV’s The Voice 2017 and girl band Alien Uncovered, from the X Factor, will perform at Barking & Dagenham College as part of a fundraising event in aid of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.

  • Inspiration Day 2017
    Inspiration Day 2017

    9 March 2017

    Our inspiration day, is the perfect opportunity to find out about courses, skills and career paths, speak to our experts for guidance & advice, explore our college facilities and enjoy tasters in various subject areas at Barking & Dagenham College.

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