Marchwood Construction & Marine Technologies Centre

Construction & Marine Technologies

Marchwood Construction and Marine Technologies Training Centre is our skilled trades learning zone. The facility is run by expert teachers and is packed full of industry-standard tools and materials to give you the best possible learning experience.

All Marchwood courses are designed to respond to the exact needs of modern industry, which means you will leave with the skills and knowledge that employers want to see in new recruits.

In fact, everything you will learn at Marchwood will stand you in good stead both personally and professionally throughout your adult life – just ask any of our leavers.

Construction student in warehouse

We run courses in the following skills-related areas:

  • Electrical installations
  • Boat building and yacht design
  • Marine engineering and electronics
  • Marine upholstery and interiors

Facilities at Marchwood


  • Industry Standard Electrical Workshop
  • Industry Standard Test Equipment
  • Megger Testing Equipment
  • Industry Standard Accessories/ Test Rigs and Associated Equipment



  • Eight Inboard Engines
  • Electric Inboard Propulsion
  • Colchester Lathes
  • CNC Machine
  • Carbon Fibre 3D Printer
  • Ship Simulator

Marine Student working on project

Types of course available at Marchwood

Sixth Form

Marine engineering students working on engine

If you are a student aged 16-19 taking a Construction or Marine course, you will be based at Marchwood.

Marine Technology courses

Construction courses

Adult Training

Carpentry student marking out lines on wood

Whether you are already working in a trade or looking to learn a new skill, you can find a wide range of courses for adults.

Adult Courses


Apprentices training at Berthon

You can focus on your chosen career, earn while you learn, and come away with a widely recognised qualification by selecting an apprenticeship.


Pre-cadetship in Maritime Technologies

Young people aiming for a career in the fast-moving world of commercial shipping can study our engineering-focused Pre-cadetship in Maritime Technologies course.

The programme provides a unique split between practical and theoretical lessons and incorporates additional qualifications such as the RYA Powerboat and the RYA First Aid at Sea awards.

Pre-cadets will benefit from industry-awareness visits to ships and shipyards, giving them real-world insights into the commercial shipping sector.

In addition, they will have access to modern ship simulators thanks to our longstanding relationship with Solent University, which is well-known both nationally and internationally for its maritime learning provision.

Marchwood Skills Centre

Unit A5A North Road
Marchwood Industrial Park
SO40 4BL

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Contact Details

01590 625588