Marchwood Construction & Marine Technologies Centre

Construction & Marine Technologies

Marchwood Construction and Marine Technology Centre is our state-of-the art-facility offering the opportunity to learn the skills needed to enter a range of professions including:

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

Construction student in warehouse

Facilities at Marchwood


  • Realistic facilities to complete real world assessments in the most suitable environment possible
  • State of the art electrical test classroom with assessment bay areas
  • Carpentry workshop for site carpentry and bench joinery
  • Comprehensive range of power tools and woodworking machinery



  • Mig and arc welding bay for practising hand skills
  • Dedicated classroom for marine upholstery
  • Dedicated electrical section with radars, GPSs and batteries
  • Eight outboard engines
  • 20 petrol and diesel inboard marine engines
  • A speed boat and a sailing boat for students to take apart and rebuild

Marine Student working on project

We also offer…

Secure parking – Plenty of FREE secure, floodlit parking right outside the training facility.

Hot food and drinks  – A comfortable refreshment area offering hot food and snacks run by friendly staff.

Types of course available at Marchwood

Sixth Form

Marine engineering students working on engine

Students aged 14-19 taking a vocational Construction or Marine course will mainly be based at Marchwood in order to utilise the outstanding specialist training facilities.

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’ll find a wide range of courses for adults at Marchwood.

Adult Courses


Apprentices training at Berthon

Focus on a career area of your choice, train on the job and be paid as an employee, whilst also studying for a nationally recognised qualification.


Pre-cadetship in Maritime Technologies (Engineering Pathway) Level 2

Young people aiming for a career in the fast-moving world of commercial shipping  can study our engineering-focussed 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 Construction & Marine Technologies Centre

Unit A5A North Road
Marchwood Industrial Park
SO40 4BL

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Contact Details

01590 625588