Many people imagine studying such a practical subject as Motorsport Engineering online would be a touch challenging. However, our involvement and experience with online education over the past 30 years shows that it can be very effectively achieved. Studying online, part-time with NMA, is truly flexible and allows you to fit your studies around work and family commitments.
Our tutors are highly qualified with years of motorsport experience and trained in online course delivery methods. You will have your own personal tutor and will receive unlimited support. All students have their own individual study plan to suit their own circumstances. The motorsport engineering degree courses are designed to challenge, stimulate and develop all the necessary skills required to be part of this exciting global industry.
VLS Online Portal
Studying a practical course via online distance learning is achieved through our VLS online portal, where Motorsport Academy students are provided with stimulating, interactive course materials that are part of the learning process for each module. These include videos, lectures, and links to interesting sites to help students to undertake their own research. These are followed up by a wide variety of practical assignment projects to underpin the acquired knowledge. The online course develops the theoretical side of Motorsport Engineering, which will then enable you to undertake primary research to support your knowledge and understanding.
Expectations of Students
Students will be expected to have some current experience of motorsport (or performance automotive) or to undertake practical work experience to support their online learning. Ideally, this will involve working or volunteering on a regular basis (such as weekends during the motorsport season) for a motorsport team or organisation. As a student you should attend local and national motorsport events and exhibitions and talk to teams who compete in a series that excites you.
Practical Work Experience
The NMA can assist you with finding work experience as a volunteer with a race team at weekends, once you are enrolled and studying on the programme. Additional practical experience for students is also available through one of the National Motorsport Academy teams. The teams will race at circuits throughout the UK and Europe.