Performing Engineering Operations (Marine)

Qualification: EAL Award
Level 2

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About the course

Held at our specialist Marine Skills Centre in Woolston, you will learn elements of marine engineering, wooden boat building or composite boat building, to prepare you for further study or trainee level employment in marine construction or engineering.

Marine engineering will cover marine engine maintenance and basic bench fitting skills. Boatbuilding will consist of marine joinery and an introduction to Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) composite moulding.

What you will learn
  • Safe working in the marine sector
  • Working with others
  • Technical drawing and documentation
  • Producing components from metal
  • Producing components from wood
  • Producing composite mouldings

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
  • GCSEs grade A*-D/9-3 (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
04/09/17 1 year Main
What next?
  • Level 2 Marine Engineering, Boat Building or Composites
  • Apprenticeship in Marine Engineering, Marine Electrical or Boat Building
  • Entry-level employment in marine construction or engineering
Danielle Thomas

Studied Boat Building at City College.

Now a Composite Boat Building Apprentice at Green Marine.