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Boatbuilding Diploma

Level 2

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Key Info

Learning Area   Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year
Course Code   10014-FMS-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Falmouth Marine School
Start Date   13/09/2022

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.

  What You Will Learn

This one-year foundation course will give you a great start towards a career as a Boatbuilder; you will learn about the working environment, the different shapes and designs of boats, the various materials used in boat construction, the numerous components, fittings and systems that go into traditional and modern constructed vessels and the specific terminology used in the marine industry.

By gaining an introduction into the many elements that make up both wooden and composite boats, you will be prepared for the more advanced and specialist skills that are taught in further boatbuilding qualifications.

  Entry Requirements

You will require Grade 3 in Maths and English Language.


You will be assessed throughout the academic year via online multi-choice assessment, practical exercises and assessments, written assignments and exam papers.


Once you’ve finished the Level 2 course, you’ll have a real understanding of boat construction and repair; you’ll be ready to move on to the more advanced Level 3 course, which will fully prepare you to move onto employment. From there, the world is your oyster!

Careers in this industry:
- Boatbuilder
- Supervisor
- Maintenance repair
- Rigger
- Boat painter
- Joiner





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