Please follow the below link for information regarding the College and Covid.

Latest Covid-19 and college information.

Cornwall College Duchy College Bicton College Falmouth Marine School CCB Training

Engineering Technologies Diploma

Level 3


Key Info

Learning Area   Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year
Course Code   10015-FMS-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Falmouth Marine School
Start Date   05/09/2022

Falmouth Marine School has been introducing students to the marine industry since 1920. Our current students study a range of courses including boat handling, construction, and system maintenance right through to highly academic courses such as marine science.

Our Engineering diploma sits neatly between Marine Technical Certificates and Higher Education, making it a great option for those who aspire to work within a more senior engineering role.

This course will allow you to develop the key skills and knowledge that an owner of a marine business would expect from their members of staff. Employees who can solve problems and develop new solutions are essential for any business to grow, this course will enable you to develop these skills and more.

Our lecturers have many years of experience within the marine industry and maintain connections to industry both locally and beyond. By their very nature, engineering skills are transferrable between industries and our lecturers are able to give practical insights and examples of relevant marine applications.

You will be working alongside students with similar interests and interacting with cohorts studying different aspects of the marine industry. This will enable you to become familiar with multiple aspects of the marine industry, leading to a valuable depth of knowledge well beyond, but closely linked to, your own particular area of growing expertise.

  What You Will Learn

You will study a range of units including Computer Aided Design, Pattern Development and Maintenance of Mechanical Systems. These knowledge of these subjects is desirable within the marine industry and will enhance your CV.

You will also study Ship Building Operations, allowing you to develop an understanding of the issues that the sheer scale of a ship can impose upon build and function.

The process of designing and manufacturing a device or system is a key engineering role and as a successful engineer, you will need to be proficient in mathematics and engineering science.

  Entry Requirements

Due to the nature of this course and the expected progression of completing students, we require applicants to have a Grade 5 in Mathematics and English.

  Work Experience

As part of this course you may be required to undertake work experience and/or an industry placement.


This is an EAL program of study and each unit of study has a standard set of assessments that have been written by EAL.

The assessment of each unit of study has been tailored towards the learning outcomes within that particular unit and consequently the type and quantity of assessment for each unit does vary. Typically, they consist of practical activities, assignment work and in class tests.

The assessment activities are spread throughout the year so the somewhat daunting scenario of a major exam at the end of the academic year is avoided.


In the first instance, students successfully completing the diploma can enrol on a second year of study to convert their diploma into a Technical Extended Diploma. This provides further employability skills relating to Hydraulic Systems, Electrical Panels and Engineering Design.

Employers looking to recruit staff on to Higher Apprenticeship programmes would also be interested to talk with students completing this programme of study.

The course is recognised by universities and getting a good final grade for your Technical Extended Diploma is an excellent way of gaining entrance to a university to study engineering.





# Engineer # Marine # Boats # Engineering # Ships # marineengineering2021

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Download as PDF

  Related Events

Open Event and Taster Session at Falmouth Marine School

Open Event and Taster Session at Falmouth Marine School

5 February 2022, 10:00-12:00

Read More

  Related News

Anchors aweigh! Students complete epic charity boat project

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.

Read article

Opportunities showcased at Cornwall’s only specialist marine college

Opportunities showcased at Cornwall’s only specialist marine college

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.

Read article

Former serviceman teaching boat builders of the future

Former serviceman teaching boat builders of the future

24th November 2020

A lecturer who retrained after completing 22 years of service in the Military is highlighting to others the massive amount of retraining options available.

Read article

Students get hands on with latest underwater technology

Students get hands on with latest underwater technology

13th November 2020

Marine Engineering & Marine Science students are excited to be working with the latest technology in the industry.

Read article

  Similar Courses

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.

View course

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.

View course

Marine Diesel Motor Maintainance

Professional Qualification • Part-time • Falmouth Marine School

This short course is suitable for individuals wishing to learn how to maintain and service their own diesel engines. You will look at the principles of the diesel engine, the four-stroke cycle, fuel, cooling, air and engine electrical systems, fault finding and the importance of winterisation and servicing.

View course

Falmouth Marine School Engineer, Marine, Boats, Engineering, Ships, marineengineering2021