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Marine Engineering Level 3 at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Would you like a career in vessel operations, either on the water or on the shore?

This course allows you to gain important skills for the shore-based industry, including boatbuilding, yacht maintenance and marine engineering. It also enhances your knowledge of practical disciplines on the water, and sea-based training will be a key element of your learning.

The course is hands-on, with an emphasis on gaining practical skills both in the workshop and at sea. You will also work on a range of projects, maintaining and operating vessels both in College and on outside sites.

Course content

The programme is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical workshop and classroom sessions
  • Project work
  • Time at sea

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs grade C or above to include Mathematics and English or Welsh (1st language) or
  • Marine Engineering Level 2 and at least a grade C in GCSE Mathematics
  • Candidates with relevant experience will be considered on their own merit.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


The programme is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Assignments
  • Exams
  • Programme work
  • Portfolios
  • Practical assessment on the water, by trained instructors

Future opportunities

Completion of this course leads to a number of options in education and employment. In education, you may choose to enter Higher Education to study Marine Technology at a range of institutions. You could also progress onto degree courses in a variety of other subjects, including:

  • HNC General Engineering, available at Rhos-on-Sea

In employment, the course will allow you to work in the marine industry both locally, nationally and internationally. This includes roles in the commercial and leisure sectors. Previous students have found local shore-based employment, won scholarships for higher education, or found work onlarge commercial vessels, tugs, workboats, superyachts and leisure vessels.

Career opportunities

  • Boat Designer
  • Charter Skipper
  • Engineering Officer
  • Navy Cadet
  • Shore-Based Maintenance Engineer
  • Super-Yacht Crew
  • Yacht Charter Engineer


Further information

Programme code: 0401G03B

This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

  • Pwllheli

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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