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Boatbuilding, – past, present and future

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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Open Event and Taster Day at Falmouth Marine School

20 November 2021, 10:00-15:00


Discover our courses, tour our campuses and meet our amazing team at one of our Open Days!  Our Open Days are the first step to finding the perfect college course for you. You can hear from our tutors, view our incredible facilities and get your first taste of the career goals we can help you

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Outboard Engine Servicing

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Falmouth Marine School


This course is practical based, in our bespoke marine engineering workshops at Falmouth, suitable for individuals wishing to maintain and service their own outboard engines. You will work on outboard engines, general servicing, fault finding, routine checks, cleaning & greasing, electrics, fuel and lubrication systems, propeller chan

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Boatbuilding Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Falmouth Marine School


If you like boats and boating, or like the idea of a future in the thriving Marine Sector and you love working with your hands, creating something spectacular; then Boatbuilding could very well be the career path for you. This is a course that you can really get stuck into. You’ll notice there is a large practical element to the course and you will spend a great deal of time in our dedicated boatbuilding workshops, at the heart of Cornwall’s Marine Industry. You’ll be looking at all the aspects of being a Boatbuilder, from simple re-finishing, repairs and restorations to new-build projects. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment, exactly like a working Boatyard. We have strong connections with local boatbuilding companies, and those employers know a boatbuilding qualification from Falmouth Marine School, and The Cornwall College Group 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. As a Level 2 course, this diploma is all about introducing you to the marine industry and developing your essential boatbuilding skills. You’ll be learning from experienced professionals, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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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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Anchors aweigh! Students complete epic charity boat project

7th September 2021


A Cornish Pilot Gig built by local college students for a Cornish Veteran’s charity will take its maiden voyage this week, 35 years after a previous college cohort built its predecessor.

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27th May 2021


Students at colleges in Cornwall are sending a message to the world’s leaders through a series of videos titled ‘#heyG7’.

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Sustainability tops college timetable during week-long eco conference

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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Cornwall College Further Education Prospectus 2022


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