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Boatbuilding

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

Study Boatbuilding at Falmouth Marine School, Cornwall

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Boatbuilding Courses at Falmouth

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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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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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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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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