Performing Marine Engineering Operations Level 2 Diploma

Sixth Form

Date (from)


Awarding body


Work Based - September 2017



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Course introduction

This qualification is primarily focused on future apprentices building up the skills required to enter an organisation in the Marine industry.  It will also allow a learner to enter the workplace with all the basic skills required by employers and an
Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme.  

The course is made up of 6 units comprising of mandatory and optional units: working safely in an engineering environment; carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively; using and communicating technical information.

Optional units include: using wood for pattern, model-making and other engineering applications (boatbuilding); assembling pattern, model and engineering woodwork components (boatbuilding); producing composite mouldings using wet lay-up techniques (boatbuilding); producing components using hand fitting techniques (marine engineering); producing mechanical assemblies (marine engineering); producing composite mouldings using wet lay-up techniques (marine engineering); wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits (marine electrical); forming and assembling electrical cable enclosure and support systems (marine electrical); assembling and testing electronic circuits (marine electrical).


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.    

How will I be assessed?

Students will be given practical and theory sessions.  This work will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence.

Information & support

Costs: Compulsory £150 for corporate clothing, safety shoes, text book and classroom equipment.


What can I do with this qualification?

Students may progress onto an apprenticeship framework subject to Employer and College reports and quality of the portfolios/assessments.


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  • 98.5%

    Overall A Level pass rate


    Of students gained A*-B grades


    Of students gained A*-C grades