British Students Building Caterham Seven

Caterham is taking part in yet another activity that would thrill any automotive enthusiast, as the company is joining forces with the BTEC Motorsport students at K College in Kent, UK, allowing them to build a Caterham Seven.

The build process, which will see the vehicle kit becoming a proper car, will take place during the next six months, as part of their motorsports program, with the 13 students, aged between 17 and 25, building the vehicle as part of their coursework for the level three diploma. The scheme also serves as a reward to help inspire the foundation and level 2 BTEC students.

This is the 14th schools that runs such a Caterham Project, with the first initiative of this kind taking place four year ago. The Seven is delivered to students in a component form and they have to build it from scratch, being offered a real world understanding of Physics, Science, Maths, Engineering Design, Business and Marketing skills.

In the past, it has been difficult to motivate our lower-level learners to complete their skills lessons in Maths, English and ICT. This project will help to encourage the students’ creative writing and their maths ability. With support from Caterham, we feel this rewards scheme will prove to be a huge success for both the students and the college,” said Nick Aldridge, Learning Manager at K College.

It’s good for students to find a passion for a subject and we are really pleased to be able to offer our support in giving the students real life, hands-on experience," said Andy Noble, Sales & Marketing Director at Caterham Cars.
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