Marine Engineering Level 3 Diploma

Marine Engineering Level 3 Diploma

Adult Skills & Training Location: Brockenhurst College - Main Site
Type: Part Time Day
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Course Details

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)


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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Progression Opportunities

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.

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