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Boatbuilding Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at Cornwall College

Course description

 Ideal if: you wish to build on your existing knowledge and skills to develop your career prospects You'll need: to be employed within a marine related industry and have completed a level 2 qualification or have relevant experience You'll learn: the principles of boat construction, how to work with wood and fibre-reinforced plastics for marine construction, and safe and effective working in the marine industry Expect: to spend one day a week on campus and select a pathway of units that suit your job You'll love: working in specialist wood and fibre-reinforced plastics workshops You'll go onto: enhanced employment opportunities or university study 

Course content

You will spend one day a week with us on campus building on the skills you developed at level 2 by undertaking complex tasks, such as;

  • Producing and repairing hulls and decks
  • Fitting out of boats

Entry requirements

You must be employed within a marine related industry and have completed a level 2 qualification or have relevant experience.

Future opportunities

On sucessful completion you will have gained the Marine Boatbuilding Diploma Level 3 which will further enhance your promotion prospects and employability.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 May 2015
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    • Falmouth is quickly becoming the “new student town” within Cornwall.

      Here you will benefit from studying in one of the most beautiful coastal regions in the UK as you will have constant access to water sports and outdoor activities.

      Falmouth Marine School is a STEM assured college that specialises in Boatbuilding, Watersports, Marine Engineering and Marine Biology. We are dedicated to delivering excellent marine related courses which will improve your employability skills and to progress you on to further study.

      Our courses attract students from a wide age range across the UK. We have an excellent international reputation for our marine courses with superb facilities including boatbuilding and engineering workshops, a dedicated marine science lab and a well-equipped water sports centre.

      Here we have close working relationships that allow you to benefit from outstanding personal support from all of our staff throughout your study.

      Our staff choices ensure that the right people with the right academic qualifications as well as experience are in charge of your learning and are delivering the best level of teaching available. We have strong links with employers and universities and have equipped marine-biology laboratories, marine-engineering workshops and excellent access to the sea for activities such as diving, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and more. At Falmouth we will give you the opportunity to explore the many activities that we offer through sports, trips and workshops.

      You can also take time out and explore Falmouth’s beaches such as: Castle beach - for the keen rock-pooler, Gyllyngvase and Swanpool for sunbathing, swimming and water sports and Maenporth for some quiet time. There are also swimming pools, water sports clubs, gyms and bowling.