To find out more about the Silverstone UTC please visit http://www.utc-silverstone.co.uk/.
In the event of a cancellation less than 14 days before the event, NO refund or transfer will be given.
For more information about the National College for Motorsport please visit our dedicated NC4M web site.
It is unlikely that your normal road insurance covers you for track day driving, please check your insurance and make arrangements as necessary.
In the event of your cancellation, no refund will be given however a transfer to another day will be allowed provided that at least 14 days’ written notice is received. (e.g., if your track day is the 20th, notification must be received no later than 17.30hrs on the 5th).
The curriculum development is potentially very exciting. The relationship with employers and the development of the higher level skills is something we would not only support but would consider playing an active role in developing the interface between education, employability and entrepreneurial developments.
Bike Track Days Ride around Britain's only MotoGP™ circuit
Tresham College of Further and Higher Education is proud to have specialist motorsport training facilities based at the world famous Silverstone Circuit, the home of British Motorsport.
Yes. Additional drivers will need to be booked on at the time of your booking. Spectators are welcome to come along on the day. Instructors must be approved by ARDS and hold a minimum of a Grade B ARDS licence.
The workshops and industry experienced tutors offer specific motorsport technician training through apprenticeship and pre apprenticeship programmes. Learners develop their skills through hands-on experience working with race teams and the highly skilled tutors who boast experience in many areas of the motorsport industry.
All drivers must wear helmets which comply with governing body technical /safety regulations. We ask that all arms and legs be covered therefore shorts and t-shirts are not permitted. We also advise that you wear sensible driving shoes or trainers. If you have your own helmet that complies with MSA/ACU regulations then you should bring it. If not, you can hire one of ours on the day for a small fee.
University Technical Colleges are promoted by Baker Dearing Educational Trust, which is supported by The Edge Foundation, The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Department for Education, Garfield Weston Foundation and The Peter Cundill Foundation.
Drive your own car at Silverstone, the UK’s only F1 circuit. Experience the longest track in the country, and one of the most demanding.
Novice drivers will be taken around the circuit in a mini bus for instructional laps with a Senior Silverstone Instructor. Additional in car tuition can be purchased in advance, or on the day should the driver wish to have more instruction.
The track stays open over lunch and there’s an open pit lane, so you have plenty of time out on the track. We even offer in-car training from top instructors.
Plan Your Event The Silverstone Wing – the very latest in conference and event facilities
UTCs are backed by the Government and sponsored by an employer and a university. They equip students with hands on, technical skills, helping to make them work ready and employable. UTCs have a longer school day and run over a 40-week year.The Silverstone UTC is now one of 17 UTCs open across the country. This number will increase to 44 by 2015.
Drivers must be at least 17 and have a full valid UK manual driving licence. Please bring it with you on the day.
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It is essential that you bring, both parts of, your full driving licence with you, especially if your day is on a Sunday or bank holiday as we will be unable to verify it with the DVLA if you should forget it. If you do not have your licence, you will not be allowed on the track.
The noise restrictions for the circuit is 102db on a drive by. This will be monitored at any point around the circuit and at any time during the day. On selected dates we will run to lower db levels. Please check before booking.
Garages are available on a first come first served basis. If you require exclusive access to a garage then you can book a bay for £60.
Yes, they must be over the age of 16 and sign an indemnity which will name the driver of the car they are a passenger in. Any passenger over 16 years but under 18 years will have to have their indemnity countersigned by their parent or guardian. All passengers must wear a helmet and sit in the front seat of the car only. This means that if you are having an instructor session you may not have a passenger. Instructors must be approved by ARDS and hold a minimum of a Grade B ARDS licence.
An open pit lane day means the circuit remains open throughout the day. This allows drivers to go out on track as and when they please (provided the on track capacity has not been reached). There will also be no track closure for lunch.
This is not a problem, as track days are non-competitive with controlled overtaking. Faster vehicles have the opportunity to overtake slower vehicles on the straights.
For more information about the National College for Motorsport please visit the dedicated NC4M web site.
One of this year’s flagship University Technical Colleges (UTC) has opened at the home of British motorsport, Silverstone Circuit, providing high quality practical, technical education in high performance engineering and business and technical events management for 14 to 18 year olds.
National College for Motorsport Unit 2285 Silverstone Technology Park Towcester NN12 8GX
Children are not allowed to ride bicycles on site unless they are wearing a helmet and have direct adult supervision
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Tresham is proud to have specialist motorsport training facilities based at the world famous Silverstone Circuit, the home of British Motorsport.
Specialism: High performance engineering | Business and technical events management
Stuart Wesselby, Principal at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education said:
Only if the weather is dry. Slick tyres are not permitted in damp or wet conditions.
We regard the UTC Silverstone not only as a major milestone but an entity in its own right in ensuring that we exploit the opportunities for educational innovation to the full. Not only is the university supportive of the developments but we have played a major part in arrangements to date and will continue to be an active participant in the years to come.
Our track days run with a noise limit of 102dB drive by. Read our terms and conditions here.
Follow the signs to Weston, Weedon Lois, Wappenham and finally Silverstone.
Access to the venue and paddock will be allowed from 07:15hrs on the Track Day date. If you arrive prior to this time, please park in the car park indicated on arrival at the circuit.
Want more driving experience before you take on a full Track Day? Check out our Taster Days.
Baker Dearing Educational Trust is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee registered at the above address in England and Wales.