Marine Technologies

Qualification: Diploma
Level 2

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About this course

Held at our specialist Marine Skills Centre in Woolston, this Marine Technologies course will provide you with the skills and experience of using the latest marine technical processes. You will be taught in our dedicated woodworking and marine engineering workshops. Our specialist industry experienced tutors will teach you a range of boat building and marine engineering techniques.

Full-time students aged 16-18 will follow a study programme at City College which includes:

  • The main subject qualification
  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade 9-4/A*-C in these subjects by age 16
  • Additional activities, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals

These four elements should combine to provide stretch and challenge to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

What you will learn
  • Ship joinery techniques
  • Service and maintenance of marine mechanical devices
  • Working in the marine industry
  • Producing components from metal
  • Understanding technical drawings and documentation

Our Marine Skills Centre on the waterside in Woolston features some of the best marine training facilities in the region including:

• Composites workshop
• Marine engineering workshop
• Marine electrical workshop
• Boat building and repair workshop
• IT and CAD suites



Introduction to Marine Technology Level 2 Assessment

Entry requirements
  • 4 GCSEs grade 9-3/A*–D (including English, maths and science)

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
01/09/20 1 or 2 years Marine Skills Centre
What next?
  • Level 3 Boat building (Advanced) or Marine Engineering (Advanced)
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Marine Engineering, Marine Electrical or Boat Building
  • Entry level employment in marine construction or engineering
Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Southampton Boat Show
  • Guest speakers
  • Opportunities to work on industry and community projects
  • Work experience
  • Industry week activities