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Falmouth Marine School gives you the very best start as #thecareercollege, with hands-on practical training you can take straight into the workplace.

The Marine School has been delivering training to the boatbuilding, ship repair and shipbuilding industry in Falmouth since 1920, and has run full-time boatbuilding courses since the early 1970s. We have dedicated wood and composite workshops in the heart of the extensive maritime industrial area at Ponsharden Boatyard, on the outskirts of Falmouth.

35000£

Experienced boatbuilders can earn

50+

Employers in the region

2yrs

to qualify and work anywhere in the world

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Apprenticeship Games 2021

11 June 2021, 08:30-17:00


To you have what it takes to be crowned apprentice team of the year? Hosted by The Cornwall College Group, The Apprenticeship Games will be held on Friday 11th June at Cornwall College, Camborne. Teams from the South West’s leading apprenticeship employers will be competing in a series of exciting and interactive challenges. Teams will be able to showcase their leadership, teamwork and communication skills, plus meet and engage with other apprentices and businesses.

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Boatbuilding Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Falmouth Marine School


If you like the idea of a future in the thriving Marine Sector and love working with your hands then Boatbuilding may be the ideal career path for you. As a Level 3 course, this diploma is all about preparing you for a future in the marine industry and perfecting your essential boatbuilding skills. You’ll be learning from experienced professionals, who are there to give you the very best start to your career. There is a large practical component to the course and you will spend a great deal of time honing your skills on live projects in our dedicated boatbuilding workshops at the heart of Cornwall’s Marine Industry. Throughout the course you’ll be looking at all aspects of boatbuilding, from simple re-finishing to new-build projects. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment, exactly like a working boatyard. We have strong connections with local boatbuilding companies and employers know a boatbuilding qualification from Falmouth Marine School means you have the very best skills of a crafts person. So, if you dream of creating exotic boats with beautiful flowing curves, then this is the best place to start! Please note: this course is also avaiable to 16-18 year olds who meet the entry requirements.

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Marine Engineering Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Falmouth Marine School


If the possibility of a career filled with challenges, job satisfaction and travel appeals you, then maybe you should consider studying to become a marine engineer. Our Level 3 Marine Engineering diploma is predominantly a practical programme, focused on giving learners the ability to diagnose, analyse and calibrate marine mechanical systems and components found on in board and outboard engines. Learning is focused around fault analysing, diagnosing, and servicing and maintaining of marine mechanical systems and components. Our workshop at Falmouth marine school is one of the largest marine specific training areas in the U.K, allowing leaners to utilise a wide variety of specialist tools to perform maintenance and diagnostic processes on our industry endorsed equipment. Choosing to study at Falmouth Marine School means that you will be joining a college with 100 years of training experience, whilst learning from our industry experts will give you the best start to your future career.

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Diploma In Boatbuilding, Restoration And Repair

Level 3 • Full-time • Falmouth Marine School


If you are passionate about boats, love working with your hands and aspire to be a Boatbuilder then this is the course for you! Incorporating the world-renowned City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Boatbuilding, our Boatbuilding, Restoration and Repair is a course full of challenge and reward. As a Level 3 course, this diploma is all about preparing you for a future in the marine industry and perfecting your essential boatbuilding skills. During the course you will spend a great deal of time in our dedicated boatbuilding workshops where you’ll hone your skills on live boat projects. You’ll be learning from experienced professionals who are there to give you the very best start to your career and the time you will spend working on our live boat projects is invaluable to the development of your skill level and abilities. You’ll be looking at all the aspects of boatbuilding, from simple re-finishing, repairs and restorations to new-build projects; you’ll undertake surveys, write reports, speak to customers, source and cost materials and labour charges etc. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment, exactly like a working Boatyard. We have strong connections with local boatbuilding companies, and employers know a boatbuilding qualification from Falmouth Marine School means you have the very best skills of a crafts person. So, if you dream of creating exotic boats with beautiful flowing curves and keeping traditional skills alive, then this is the best place to learn and develop the specific skill set required.

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Marine Engineering Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Falmouth Marine School


If the possibility of a career at sea – filled with challenges, job satisfaction and travel appeals to you, then maybe you should consider studying to become a marine engineer. The course is predominantly a practical based programme. Focusing on giving learners the ability to service and maintain a wide variety of marine in board and outboard engines, alongside the propulsion systems commonly found in most marine vessels. The workshop at Falmouth marine school is one of the largest marine specific training areas in the U.K, alongside a wide variety of specialist tools to perform maintenance and diagnostic processes on our industry endorsed equipment. At level two, the course is focused around servicing and maintaining of marine mechanical systems and components. Successful completion of this programme will allow learners to progress onto the marine engineering level three course. Choosing to study at Falmouth marine school will mean that you will be joining a college with 100 years of training and supporting the marine industry and learning from industry experts to give you the best start to your future career.

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12th April 2021


A leading local college is renewing its focus on sustainability by hosting many of Cornwall’s most influential voices from the environmental movement in a series of talks and workshops. 

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17th March 2021


Falmouth Marine School is to showcase the incredible opportunities available for those looking to begin a nautically themed career with a virtual event this month.

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17th March 2021


Ofsted has awarded the highest possible outcome for The Cornwall College Group (TCCG), following a successful monitoring inspection in February.   

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