Marine Construction, Systems Engineering & Maintenance
Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma
About the course
This course is held at our specialist Marine Skills Centre in Woolston and will enable you to develop advanced skills in your chosen specialism - Marine Engineering, Marine Electrical or Boat Building - to enter employment or progress your career in the marine industry.
The marine engineering route will cover marine engine maintenance, fault-finding, replacement of components and marine electrics. The boatbuilding pathway will consist of marine joinery, construction of hulls and boat structures and the use of composites materials. Marine electrical will cover small boat systems, navigation and instrumentation, testing, fault finding and commissioning.
What you will learn
- Principles of marine construction and components
- Construction and repair of hulls and boat structures
- Producing and fitting structural boat components
- Fibre reinforced plastics technology for marine construction
- Installation and repair of marine engines
- Installation and repair of marine propulsion systems
- Installing electrical wiring support systems on boats
- Principles of marine electrical engineering
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
- GCSEs grade A*-C/9-4 (including English, maths and science), or
- Level 2 Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance, or
- Extensive 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
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- Advanced Apprenticeship in Marine Engineering, Marine Electrical or Boat Building
- Employment in marine construction or engineering
- University / Higher education e.g. HNC in Marine
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.”