Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance

Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma
Level 2

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About the course

This course will allow you to develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the marine engineering or boat building maintenance sector. You will gain a thorough knowledge of yacht and boat construction including assembly, sub-assembly, hull construction, installation, fitting out, and marine propulsion systems.

You will learn practical skills in our specialist Marine Skills Centre in Woolston and gain the knowledge from our industry expert tutors.

What you will learn
  • Services available in the marine industry
  • Health and safety in marine
  • Boat building materials and their properties
  • Interpret drawings, specifications and installation requirements
  • Boat building operations
  • Marine engineering materials and their properties
  • Marine engineering specifications and installations
  • Marine engineering processes and principles

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


Entry requirements
  • 4 GCSEs grade A*-D/9-3 (including English, maths and science) or
  • Experience and sound knowledge of marine engineering, wood working and electrical systems

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
04/09/17 1 year Marine Skills Centre
What next?
  • Level 3 Diploma in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance
  • Apprenticeship in Marine Engineering, Marine Electrical or Boat Building
Danielle Thomas

Studied Boat Building at City College.

Now a Composite Boat Building Apprentice at Green Marine.