Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance
Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma
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
- 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|
- Level 3 Diploma in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance
- Apprenticeship in Marine Engineering, Marine Electrical or Boat Building
Studied Boat Building at City College.
Now a Composite Boat Building Apprentice at Green Marine.
Having successfully achieved the full-time level 2 boat building course at City College's Marine Skills Centre, 18-year-old Danielle Thomas instantly secured an apprenticeship with one of the region’s leading composite boat builders, Green Marine, in Hythe.
When Danielle left Hounsdown School she wanted to turn her passion of sailing into a career and work within the marine industry.
Danielle said “I knew that the best, and most direct, route to achieve this was through an apprenticeship.”
“The apprenticeship has given me the opportunity to earn as I learn; gaining the skills I need to start a successful career. It was a real alternative to university as it has taught me the hands-on skills l need that a degree can’t offer me.”
The marine students were commissioned to build two specialised docking RIBs for Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) which were to be used in the America’s Cup – to help berth the huge, foiling multihulls.
Danielle continued “I was absolutely thrilled to be working on such a high profile project and couldn’t wait to get started.”
“I hope that once I have completed my apprenticeship I will be offered a full-time boat building position at Green Marine. Ultimately I’d love to travel the world, building high-profile, high performance boats. That’s the dream.”