Supporting academic and sporting excellence

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Enhanced DiSE

These days just being quick isn’t enough. If you 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 Academy offers the Enhanced Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) course delivered in collaboration with Loughborough College.  The bespoke two-year sporting excellence and motor vehicle education course is designed to support talented drivers and co-drivers through both the sporting and academic pathway. This unique course allows the flexibility to follow the education path of your choice within motorsport, whilst developing your driving or co-driving skills at the same time. The course is developed from the Government funded Diploma in Sporting Excellence qualification and combined with motorsport specific education to create a wholly exclusive programme.

Applications for September 2024 are now closed

Application and Selection Process


Motorsport UK Young Driver of the Year

Each year the top second year students are shortlisted for the Young Driver of the Year Award.   Sporting excellence as well as academic performance is considered along with attainment, effort and overall engagement. The shortlisted students are invited to a final shootout at iZone Driver Performance, to compete for the title.

The winner will receive the Motorsport UK Academy Young Driver of the Year trophy which is presented to them at Motorsport UK’s prestigious Night of Champions ceremony.

Motorsport UK Young Driver of the Year Roll of Honour:

  • 2023: Marcus Littlewood
  • 2021: Patrick O’Donovan
  • 2020: Alessandro Ceronetti
  • 2019: Sam Neary
  • 2018: Joe Turney
  • 2017: William Tregurtha
  • 2016: Lewis Brown
  • 2015: Ben Tuck
  • 2014: Sam Bilham
  • 2013: Sennan Fielding
  • 2012: Chris Ingram
  • 2011: Josh Webster
  • 2010: Jake Cook

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact  and a member of the team will respond as soon as possible.

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