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
- 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
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- 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
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.”