This qualification is appropriate for anyone who is employed with an apprenticeship in the marine industry or as a full time qualification.
You will gain a thorough knowledge of yacht and boat construction, marine engineering or marine electrical depending on chosen pathway.
This qualification can help you develop the skills for a career in the boatbuilding industry.
Choose one pathway from:
- Diploma in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Boatbuilding)
- Diploma in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Marine Engineering)
- Each pathway is comprised of mandatory and optional units.
Optional units can be chosen from the following selection:
- Construction and repair of hulls and boat structures (boatbuilding / ship joinery)
- Producing and fitting structural boat components (shipwrighting)
- Establishing reinstatement requirements when servicing, repairing and maintaining boats (shipwrighting / vessel Services)
- Fibre reinforced plastics technology for marine construction (boatbuilding / shipwrighting / ship joinery)
- Installation and repair of vessel services (shipwrighting / vessel services)
- Prepare surfaces and marine coatings (Marine coatings)
- Apply marine coatings (marine coatings)
- Installation and repair of marine engines (marine engineering)
- Installation and repair of marine propulsion systems (marine engineering)
- Installing electrical wiring support systems on boats (marine electrical)
- Principles of marine electrical engineering (marine electrical)
- Marine electronic systems (marine Electrical)
Minimum entry requirements
Students should have gained a level 2 in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance with at least 3 GCSEs at grades A-C with a relevant functional skill / entry with level 3 in either Engineering or Construction with merit.
Students must demonstrate a positive attitude to learning and developing within the Marine industry.
How will I be assessed?
You will learn in the workshop and an appropriately equipped classroom.
Each mandatory unit will be assessed by an on-line test. For each optional unit there will be one practical and one written exam per unit / one assignment.
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What can I do with this qualification?
There are many progression opportunities open to a successful student. These qualifications can help you to progress in a number of boatbuilding and maintenance roles, including: boat builder; boat fitter; joiner; painter; boat designer; boatyard manager; marine engineer.
Students who are successful may progress onto an NVQ in Team leadership or BTEC in Yacht Production Technology.