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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. 

Autumn 2020 School dates

Part 1 - 31st October and 1st November 2020 

Part 2 - 7th and 8th November 2020

Spring 2021 School dates

Part 1 - 17th and 18th April 2021

Part 2 - 24th and 25th April 2021

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 sharon.ford@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 - In addition there will be relaxed, informal networking opportunities each weekend, with the tutors and also special motorsport guests from the world of race engineering. 

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 September. After this date, payment must be made in full upon booking. No registrations can be taken after the 8th September 2020.

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 pay prior to the event. The MIA regrets there can be no refund should you cancel within 30 days of the event, or from the time of booking, whichever is later. The only exception is for any attendee who is, at the time of the event, showing Covid-related symptoms, or has recently had Covid-19, in this case a full refund will be issued, or where possible your event booking will be moved to a future event.

The MIA, working together with the event venue and suppliers, will ensure all UK government advised Covid-secure measures are in place ahead of the event. These strict measures must be adhered to by all attendees and will be communicated prior to the event taking place and at the event via signage/posters and announcements. Please note anyone who fails to follow these safety measures at the event, may be asked to leave the event by the MIA and no refund will be issued.

Any cancellations must be received in writing to keith.jonker@the-mia.com -  if you have not received an acknowledgement before the event, please telephone us to make sure we have received your booking cancellation.

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?




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