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Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate at Brockenhurst College

Course description

This qualification is appropriate for anyone who is employed with an apprenticeship in the marine industry or as a full time qualification.

You will gain a thorough knowledge of yacht and boat construction, marine engineering or marine electrical depending on chosen pathway.

This qualification can help you develop the skills for a career in the boatbuilding industry.

Course content

Choose one pathway from:

  • Certificate in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Boatbuilding)
  • Certificate in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Marine Engineering/Electrical).

Each pathway is comprised of mandatory and optional units. 

Optional units can be chosen from the following selection:

  • yacht and boat building assembly and sub-assembly (boatbuilding);
  • production of external boat components (boatbuilding / ship joinery / shipwrighting)
  • interior installation and fitting out of boats (ship joinery / shipwrighting)
  • composite manufacture for marine construction (boatbuilding / shipwrighting)
  • servicing & maintenance of marine engines (marine engineering)
  • servicing and maintenance of marine propulsion systems (marine engineering)
  • maintaining electrical engineering equipment and systems (marine electrical)
  • principles of marine electrical systems (marine electrical)

Entry requirements

Students need to have passed 3 GCSEs at grade C or above (this must include English and Maths).


You will learn in the workshop and an appropriately equipped classroom.

Each mandatory unit will be assessed by an on-line test.  For each optional unit there will be one practical and one written exam per unit / one assignment.

Financial information

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

Future opportunities

There are many progression opportunities open to a successful student. 

These qualifications can help you to progress in a number of boatbuilding and maintenance roles, including: boat builder; boat fitter; joiner; painter; boat designer; boatyard manager; marine engineer.

Students who are successful will be able to progress onto a level 3 certificate in Boatbuilding; into employment or to a range of further education and professional body qualifications such as:

  • Apprenticeships/Advanced Apprenticeship/Higher Apprenticeships in Engineering Manufacturing
  • Foundation degree
  • Supervisory or Team Leader roles within their companies or Institute of Leadership and Management qualifications.

A full level 3 certificate can be gained over 3 years.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brockenhurst College directly.

Last updated date: 18 February 2016

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      • Plumbing
      • Carpentry
      • Electrical installations
      • Bricklaying
      • Boat building & yacht design
      • Marine engineering & electronics
      • Composite technology
      • Marine upholstery & interiors