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Will this course help me get a job in motorsport?

This course has been created to respond to motorsport employers' shortage of skilled staff and has been designed with their help. Our tutors are experienced professionals currently working for racing teams and you will be learning techniques and strategies that those racing teams are currently using. On completion of this course, you will be in the perfect position to land yourself a job as a race mechanic in the UK or abroad.

Can I get work experience with this course?

At least FIVE of the best students will be offered a work placement at a racing team following the course.* 

*25% of the course attendees.  

If I am one of the lucky five to be offered a work placement, will that start with immediate effect?

It is very likely you will be required to start a few weeks after completing the course. The teams will need your help straightaway to prepare for the start of the season.

How old do I have to be?

18 or over.

What qualifications do I need?

No qualifications are necessary but you will need to demonstrate experience and knowledge of mechanic principles to attend the course if your qualifications are limited.

Can I get college/university credit for this course?

No. This course is recognised by the Motorsport Industry but is not accredited as a college/university course.

Do I need any special equipment or books?

No. All equipment will be provided.

On which days does the course run?

Monday to Saturday in week 1 and Monday to Friday in week 2.

What's the timetable?

08:00 – 20:00 with lunch provided

Can you tell me the dates on which the course is running?


Monday 4th February 

Tuesday 5th February 

Wednesday 6th February 

Thursday 7th February

Friday 8th February 

Saturday 9th February 

Monday 11th February 

Tuesday 12th February

Wednesday 13th February 

Thursday 14th February

Friday 15th February 

Can you help me find accommodation for the course's duration?

We can send you a list of potential places to stay and for some, we have secured student discount - get in touch to find out more.

Do I have to pay for the course in full when I register?

Payment can be taken in full upon registration. However, if you do not want to pay in full on booking, you have to pay a deposit of £225 and MUST pay the remaining balance by direct debit on 1st of each month up until 1st December. 

For example: If you book in July = £1,995. You pay £225 deposit on booking and pay 6 monthly instalments of £295 starting on 1st August and the final payment on 1st December. If you booked later, the monthly instalments would increase to reflect the month of booking. After 1st December, payment must be made in full on booking. 

For further details on payment plans available, please get in touch. All payments must be made prior to the start of the course.

What are the cancellation terms?

The Motorsport Industry Association ("MIA") reserves the right to alter arrangements as described due to unforeseen circumstances.Cancellation Policy - PLEASE READ IN FULL PRIOR TO BOOKING

To guarantee admission, attendees must pay prior to the event. The MIA regrets there can be NO REFUND should you cancel within 30 days of the event and attendees are liable for any outstanding course fees. 

Cancellations must be received in writing to keith.jonker@the-mia.com – you will then receive written confirmation of this cancellation within 48 hours.Prior to 30 days of the event, attendees will lose their £225 deposit and the remaining fees will be refunded. 

If you have not received an acknowledgement before the event, please telephone us to make sure we have received your booking.

For more information about these terms and conditions please contact Keith Jonker on +44 (0)2476 692 600 or email keith.jonker@the-mia.com

We may share your details with our sponsors for this event so that they may contact you to offer you services to support your business. If you do not want us to share or pass your details to other professional organisations, please let Keith Jonker know. 

Is there funding available?

Not directly from the MIA. However you may be able to apply for a Development Award from the Princes Trust. We are continuously searching for funding streams which may be of assistance to you. Please keep in touch and we will share that information, if found.

Will this be an annual programme?


Is there pay - similar to that of an apprenticeship?


Who is the MIA?

Further details on the Motorsport Industry Association can be found here.

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