STUDENT CASE STUDIES
"I started the BTEC in Marine Design in September 2009 and haven't looked back! I came to City College while I was still at school and achieved a First Certificate in Engineering. I decided that engineering was what I wanted to and living near the water, thought Marine would be the best option. Once I've finished this course, I'd like to go to university and eventually join the Merchant Navy. I've found all of the staff at the Marine Skills Centre are very helpful and supportive and the environment is relaxed."
Jordan Handley - BTEC National Diploma in Marine Design (Level 3)
"I've always been interested in mechanics and have always been stripping down engines in my spare time. The marine industry appealed to me because it allows me to use my passion for engines but in a completely different way. There are lots of car mechanics out there and I thought it would benefit me by doing something similar, but specialised at the some time. I'd like to get an apprenticeship if I can once I've finished this course and work for a superyacht company like Sunseeker or Palmer Johnson."
Will Barnes - City & Guilds Certificate in Marine Engineering (Level 2)
"I've been sailing since I was five and competed in competitions across the world. I'm on the sailing development squad for the 2012 Olympics. As an avid sailor, boats are a big part of my life and I wanted to study Marine Design at City College to learn more about them and to achieve a qualification. The Maritime Skills Centre has fantastic facilities and I have an awesome tutor who keeps me on track. I hope to eventually be a professional sailor so this course has added an extra dimension to my training.”
Michael Barnes - BTEC National Diploma in Marine Design (Level 3)
"I grew up around boats as my dad is a boat enthusiast and used to own a boatyard in Finland. I chose to come to City College because of the specialist facilities at the Marine SkillsCentre. City College is the only place in the area where you can study Marine Design and the small campus means that there is a real community feel and the staff are really friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I work part-time at CML in Marchwood and my course and job have both been very valuable experiences towards my eventual goal of being a Naval Architect."
Jami Buckley - BTEC National Diploma in Marine Design (Level 3)