Marine Apprenticeship

Qualification: Intermediate
Level 2

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About the course

This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to start a career or develop your existing skills in Marine. There is the option to choose either Marine Engineering or Marine Electrical pathway.

As a marine apprentice you will mostly work under the supervision of others and undertake tasks such as boat handling, support, repair and outfitting. You will develop the practical skills and technical knowledge required to work as a professional and competent marine engineer or marine electrician. 

What you will learn

You will use carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, electrical and engineering skills or become a marine engineer/electrician to service and repair boat engines. The work could involve constructing frameworks, hulls and decks – even installing parts such as engines, propellers and steering systems.


Tasks typically include:

  • Marking out construction materials using engineering design templates
  • Welding, cutting and shaping parts or sections
  • Assembling boat sections and pipe work
  • Fitting out the vessel with furnishings, heating and lighting as well as navigation and communications equipment
  • Installation electrical wiring support systems
  • Principles of marine electrical systems
Learning style

As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage. The apprenticeship will include an NVQ diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.

Entry requirements

No previous qualifications are required and a full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. Those wishing to progress onto an advanced apprenticeship will require GCSEs A*-C/9-4 in English and maths (or equivalent) or demonstrate, through the assessment process, that you are able to achieve this.

Note - You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto an apprenticeship.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
12/09/17 2 years Marine Skills Centre
What next?
  • Yacht and Boat Builder
  • Marine Electrician
  • Laminator
  • Marine Engineer
Additional information

You will attend college one day a week to ensure you get the support you need to succeed. The rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer and an assessor who will visit you on site. 

Employer Information

Evidence of knowledge and competency can be obtained through: observations in the workplace, physical products of work, reports, plans, online assessments, correspondence, witness testimony, discussion and questioning.


Apprentices will also be assigned an Assessor, who will visit them every 12 weeks to ensure they are happy with their progress and on track to achieve.

Danielle Thomas

Studied Boat Building at City College.

Now a Composite Boat Building Apprentice at Green Marine.

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