Applications open for Motorsport UK Enhanced Diploma in Sporting Excellence

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Are you aged 16-18 and a future motorsport champion in the making? 

Motorsport UK has opened applications for the Enhanced Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE). The bespoke two-year course involves sporting excellence and motor vehicle education developed by the Motorsport UK Academy in collaboration with Loughborough College.

The course is designed to support talented drivers and co-drivers through both the sporting and academic pathway. The unique programme allows the flexibility to follow the education path of choice within motorsport, whilst simultaneously developing driving or co-driving skills. Developed from the government-funded Diploma in Sporting Excellence qualification, the course is combined with motorsport specific education to create a wholly exclusive syllabus.

When assessing a driver, being quick is not enough. If individuals want to make it to the top of the sport, the leading teams are interested in intelligent, pro-active drivers and co-drivers who can communicate on a technical level with their engineers and understand complex data that unlocks those last few tenths.

The Motorsport UK course ensures that education is not neglected in pursuit of driving or co-driving ambitions and supports individuals to become a better athlete while also providing formal academic qualifications.

Katie Baldwin, Competitors Pathway Manager at Motorsport UK, said: “It’s great to see so many drivers continuing to develop and progress through the Motorsport UK Academy to achieve outstanding results. The quality of the DiSE delivery at Loughborough College is of a really, high standard and gives young talent a real insight into what it really takes, setting them up for a professional racing career.

“The DiSE programme gives an opportunity for drivers to build and work on developing all areas of their motorsport performance, both on and off the track.  To see drivers graduating from the DiSE programme to achieve success at the highest levels is a testament to the success of the course and we look forward to continuing this great work with Loughborough College.”

Recent graduates include Luke Browning (2020 British F4 Champion), Sandy Mitchell (2020 British GT3 Champion) and Harry King (2020 Porsche Carrera Cup Champion).

For further information on the course content, delivery and how to apply, click here