+44 (0)2476 692 600

Your Application

The MIA School of Race Engineering course is open to all UK or international candidates who are able to demonstrate good mechanical/engineering knowledge and are fluent in English. Some motorsport experience will be useful but not essential. 

You are employed in any engineering or technical role in any industry or be a recent graduate/student but must have a passion to learn more about race engineering.

Your application on the profile form (see right) will be assessed to make sure you have the required technical knowledge and enthusiasm to fully benefit from the course. However, if your qualifications are limited, you are still welcome to apply; you simply need to highlight your experience and motivation to join the course. 

September 2020 dates

Part 1 - 12th and 13th September

Part 2 - 19th and 20th September

Autumn 2020 School dates

Part 1 - 31st October and 1st November 2020 

Part 2 - 7th and 8th November 2020

To apply and register for the MIA School of Race Engineering, please follow these two steps: 

  1. Complete your profile form and return to the team on email at elinor.morris@the-mia.com
  2. Pay your deposit or fees in full via the online payment system. 

Please note: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until your payment has been received.


Will this course help me get a job in motorsport?

This course is created and updated with input from motorsport employers to help engineers to help develop their careers and become competent Race Engineers.

Our tutors are experienced professionals currently working for successful race teams, so you will learn the most up to date skills and knowledge. By successfully gaining your Diploma, you will be in the perfect position to develop your career or secure yourself a job as a Race Engineer in the UK or abroad. If you are looking for a job why not visit our Motorsport and Automotive Jobs Fair.

Do I have to complete both Parts 1 and 2 or can I choose to do either? 

To get the maximum benefit, we strongly advise you to complete BOTH parts of the course as they are designed as a 32-hour programme of learning over two weekends. However, if you choose to separate these, then you must complete Part 1 before you can, at a later date, attend Part 2 and receive your Diploma.

How old do I have to be?

18 or over.

Do I need my own transport?

Yes - as the full course takes place at TWO locations - Silverstone and Cranfield - it is advisable to have the use of your own transport. Bus and train connections do not reach these locations, but information and advice will be provided once you have registered. 

What language is the course taught in?

The course is taught in English.

What qualifications do I need?

This intensive course, spread across two weekends, is an excellent way to specialise in motorsport if you have an engineering degree of any nature. However, if you are not a graduate or your qualifications are limited, then you will need to demonstrate experience and knowledge of engineering principles when you apply. 

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?

Next school is:

Part 1 - Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2020.

Part 2 - Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 2020.

What's the timetable?

09.00 - 17.00 - plus on each of the Saturday evenings you are invited to attend a group dinner.

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

We can send you a list of potential places to stay - 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.

We advise you to make payment in full when you register so your place is held and secured, as places are in high demand and strictly limited. However if you cannot pay in full when you book, then you can pay a deposit of £225 with the remaining balance payable by 1st October. After this date, payment must be made in full upon booking. No registrations can be taken after the 18th October 2019.

What are the cancellation terms? 

The Motorsport Industry Association ("MIA") reserves the right to alter any of the arrangements described due to unforeseen circumstances.


To guarantee admission, attendees must have paid in full 30 days prior to commencing the Course. Late applications will be considered.

If you do not receive acknowledgement of your registration within 14 days or, in any case before the event, please telephone us on 02476 692600 to check we have received your registration.

There is NO REFUND if you cancel within 30 days of the start of the Course, if you do so then you are liable for any outstanding course fees.

Cancellations must be received in writing to keith.jonker@the-mia.com. You will receive written confirmation of this cancellation within 48 hours.

If you cancel prior to 30 days of the start of the course, then your £225 deposit will be lost but any remaining fees which have been paid will be refunded.

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.

Is there funding available?

Not directly from the MIA. We continuously search for funding streams which may be of assistance to you so please keep in touch and we will share such information, if found. 

Will this be an annual programme?

Yes - we expect the School to take place annually in April and November.

Is there pay - similar to that of an apprenticeship?




This product has been added to your cart