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Motorsport Programmes at UCOL Polytechnic

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The Certificate in Motorsport offered at UCOL Polytech is designed to introduce you to the world of motorsport and in particular the skills and knowledge base required to modify a vehicle for participation in motorsport events.


You will be able to participate in a wide variety of motorsport activities and develop skills in automotive engineering, automotive electrical, motor body trades and vehicle refinishing. You will also be able to participate in managed motorsport events, driver training and have the opportunity to work in a Pit Crew. On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to: Assist to modify a vehicle for participation in motorsport events | Participate in managed motorsport events and driver training | Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle engine components, layouts and functions | Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle construction and repair techniques and vehicle refinishing practices | Carry out service, repair and modification operations under direction and supervision in accordance with current industry practice | Work in a team environment and attend to customer requirements with integrity and professionalism.


With hands on learning from industry experienced lecturers, UCOL is the ideal place to complete your motorsport training.


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Semester One 2015 starts in February. Semester Two 2015 starts in July. Apply 6 to 8 weeks before your programme starts to secure your place.



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Financing your study

Various funding options may be available to you. Some links to information and tools are listed below to help you.


Studylink is a source of information for government assisted funding options for Aotearoa New Zealand students.


Breakout provides information and databases on scholarships, awards and grants available in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Sorted gives you information and tools to help you calculate the cost of your study and budget for your study.


Scholarship information is available for study at UCOL campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui and Wairarapa.



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