Yacht Fit Out and Composites City & Guilds Diploma Level 3 at Falmouth Marine School
This course is ideal if you have an interest in the construction, repair and restoration of wooden and fibre reinforced plastic boats. This is a practical based course, perfect for developing basic boatbuilding, which includes use of hand and machine tools, drawing and calculations.
This course is ideal if you wish to enter the marine boatbuilding industry or are already employed in the area of boatbuilding and maintenance and wish to extend your range of skills and knowledge. This is a very practical 'hands on' course with two days per week spent in the workshops which are located on two sites - a large woodworking workshop situated at the main site in Killigrew St and a Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) workshop at Ponsharden boatyard, between Falmouth and Penryn. There is one half-day of theory when you will be covering topics such as boat terminology, construction techniques, materials and health and safety. Practical projects include the laminating and fit out of FRP boats, repairing traditional wooden boats, interior fit out and ships joinery techniques.
Throughout the course you will develop practical skills and gain relevant underpinning knowledge, which will be assessed by practical and theory exams. You will build up the evidence of your assessed skills and knowledge in a portfolio. Each unit is internally assessed and verified by your tutors as you progress through the course.
You will need to have four GCSEs at grades A* - C, or relevant experience and/or a Level 2 qualification.
On completing this course, you can develop your skills in specialist areas or put them into practice within employment. You will be well equipped to work within boatbuilding, repair, fitting out and restoration.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Falmouth Marine School directly.