Marine Technologies Level 2 Diploma

Sixth Form

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Full Time - September 2018



Course introduction

Are you practically minded? Are you able to solve engineering problems? Are you interested in technology? If the answer is yes, then a career in the marine industry could be for you.

With our full-time Level 2 Marine Technologies course, among other things, you will cover boat terminology, marine engineering, marine electrical matters and boatbuilding.

Your new knowledge and skills will enable you to specialise in one or more marine careers. For example, you could forge a career as a marina operative, luxury superyacht builder/fitter, shipping expert, or work towards a career in the Royal Navy or Merchant Navy.

Why choose Brock for Marine Technologies Level 2 Diploma?

At Brock we are fortunate to have a dedicated Skills Centre at Marchwood where you will acquire your trade under the guidance of marine experts.

You will learn in our professional-standard marine workshops where you will have access to boats, engines and a variety of industry-specific tools.

We also offer employability training, work experience and the option of gaining a RYA powerboat level 2 licence, equipping you with all the skills and qualities you need to enter the marine industry.

Teaching & learning

This programme is designed to be a 50/50 split between theoretical and practical learning.

You will have opportunities to study both modern and traditional boatbuilding techniques, experimenting with high-end composites such as carbon fibre and Kevlar.

A typical day will involve a morning of theory followed by an afternoon in the workshop developing practical skills and working with tools, engines and different materials.

Course structure

  • Use tools and equipment safely in a marine environment.
  • Interpret drawings, instructions and codes of practice.
  • Understand important engineering mathematical processes.
  • Identify engine types and understand engine construction.
  • Gain skills for wiring and testing electrical equipment.
  • Pick up knowledge of essential health and safety rules.
  • Discover different materials and their properties.

Minimum entry requirements

Students need to have at least 4 GCSEs at grade D or above. 

Applicants with experience who can demonstrate a positive attitude to learning and developing within the marine industry will also be considered.    

Information & support

You will need to pay a one-off fee of £150 for personal protective clothing.

What can I do with this qualification?

This course is designed primarily for people wishing to progress onto a Level 3 apprenticeship as preferred candidates.

You will benefit in this endeavour from our close links to marine industry employers who regularly recruit from this programme.

Alternatively, you can follow a more academically inclined pathway such as a Level 3 BTEC. Furthermore, thanks to our direct links with Solent University in Southampton, you can apply for a one-year Technology Foundation degree, which ensures entry onto Solent University marine engineering degrees.

We can also offer support for applications to the Royal Navy or Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

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