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Telephone
0330 123 4783
Address
Falmouth Marine School Killigrew Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3QS
Email
falenquiries@cornwall.ac.uk
Opening Hours
Mon-Thurs 8:30am-5pm, Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Falmouth Marine School

Falmouth Marine School provides a comprehensive selection of courses from introductory to degree level in partnership with Plymouth University. We specialise in Boatbuilding, Marine Engineering and Marine Science & Biology.

We have an excellent international reputation for our marine courses with superb facilities including boatbuilding and engineering workshops as well as a dedicated marine science lab. Our tutors combine industry experience with academic expertise and are active in their field through research and personal interest in their subjects.

Whatever you choose to study, Falmouth Marine School is committed to ensuring that you enjoy your time with us, and can be assured of personal attention, support and guidance every step of the way.

Please notify us in advance if you are unable to attend college via our Absence Form

 

  Featured 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.

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Watersports Instructor Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Falmouth Marine School


This is a unique course which prepares students for a career in watersports and the wider outdoor industry. This course is perfect for anyone that has an interest in sports, especially the outdoors. If you are passionate about outdoor adventure and love being outside, this course can help you turn your passion into your career. Not only will you achieve your Level 2 diploma, you will also develop your personal and leadership skills in a range of watersports including paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing. You will also have the opportunity to gain additional instructor qualifications which will make you extremely employable within the industry.

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HNC/FdSc Operational Yacht Science

Level 4 • Full-time • Falmouth Marine School


This programme is designed for those who aspire to be the future crew, bosuns officers and captains of the superyacht sector. It is designed to run alongside relevant Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) awards, to give deeper knowledge and understanding of the topics, and to give you more choice and an edge for your future career choices. It is run in partnership with UKSA in Cowes, Isle of Wight, as part of their Professional Yacht Cadetship. The cadetship requires a minimum of three years commitment to training, with phases of study on the Isle of Wight as well as periods of working onboard superyachts around the world. You will be required to make a Professional Yacht Cadetship application to UKSA, followed by a two day selection in Cowes, Isle of Wight. On successful completion of the one year HNC, you will gain direct entry onto the second year of the programme, allowing you to gain an FdSc Operational Yacht Science qualification. This programme does not follow the traditional academic year as it is designed around the superyacht season. It is studied in intensive blocks of time at UKSA and supported through Moodle (our virtual learning platform). There are additional costs for this programme to cover the cost of the Cadetship. You may be able to get help with this, contact us for more information. Time spent working on board yachts in between phases of study at UKSA are fully paid periods of employment. Earning on average €2,000 a month (Deckhand).

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Watersports Instructor Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Falmouth Marine School


This is a unique course which is perfect for anyone who loves spending time outdoors and taking part in sports. The aim is to prepare students for a career in the watersports and wider outdoor industry. Students spend 75% of their time at Sithians Lake developing their personal and coaching skills in sailing, windsurfing, paddleboarding and kayaking. Students also have the opportunity to complete NGB qualifications to allow them to instruct a range of watersports such as RYA dinghy instructor, RYA windsurf instructor, Outdoor first aid, Powerboart Level 2, paddleboard instructor etc. (These additional courses may include a fee to cover the costs of certification and external trainers).

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  Facilities

LearningCentre

A large library and study area with PCs and laptops for you to use with free Wi-Fi

Opening times:
Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5pm (term time)
Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm (term time)
Varied opening hours during half terms and holidays.

Students’ Union

Cornwall College Student Union (CCSU) exists to represent your voice at every level in the College and to make sure you have a fantastic time while you are a student with us. Every campus has a team of elected student officers who will be working hard all year, from organising parties, to running campaigns, and you have plenty of chances to get involved. The Students Union is one of the best things about the College and you have the power to determine what it’s doing!

Remember, YOUR UNION, YOUR VOICE! Degree students can also access the University of Plymouth Students Union.

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Sails Café

5 Rating and Gold Award for Cornwall Healthy Eating Federation
The café offers a great choice of hot and cold snacks together with soft drinks and confectionery. We also provide a Weekly Special of a hot meal along with other meal deals and coffee and delicious homemade cake deals. All allergens and dietary requirements catered for.

Opening times:
Monday – Friday 8.15am – 3pm (term time)

For more information or if you require catering for events:
Call: 01326 310327

Ponsharden Workshops

Cornwall's latest Gig takes shape in Falmouth

Our workshops at Ponshardon is situated in the heart of the boatbuilding industry. We are in-between Rustler yachts and The National Maritime Museum restoration workshop.

While using the latest technical processes you will be taught in our dedicated woodworking and specialist fibre reinforced plastics workshops.

Marine Science Lab

We have one of the largest aquatic teaching facilities in the UK. We have research tank systems that include:
• Sharks
• Corals
• Seahorses
• Fresh water fish
• Tropical fish
• Piranhas

We also have fully equipped laboratories to undertake the necessary research work as part of your course.

Engineering Workshops

The marine engineering workshop is fully equipped with brand new engines specified by our industry partners to include inboard and outboard engines, hydraulic systems, thrusters and generators from leading marine brands such as Vetus , Mercruiser and Yamaha.

The workshop also has a Vetus Deutz, a state of the art fault diagnostics system that incorporates all of the systems on a boat, which the students call a ship in a box.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall Collections consist of a range of objects, boats, art, books and archives in support of its mission to promote an understanding of small boats and their place in people’s lives, and of the maritime heritage of Cornwall.
Falmouth Marine School has a long standing relationship with the Museum the two organisations have collaborated on a number of projects, the latest being the construction by FMS staff and students of a 6 metre boat for inclusion in a major exhibition on the Vikings. The School’s boatbuilding workshop is housed in the same building as the Museum’s boat store, which contains the National Small Boat Collection, and students regularly refer to those boats, as well as using the Museum’s comprehensive library facilities, to help with their studies.

  Subject Areas

Marine & Natural Environment
Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding

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  News

Sustainability tops college timetable during week-long eco conference

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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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.

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Ofsted awards The Cornwall College Group highest judgement – significant progress – following monitoring visit 

Ofsted awards The Cornwall College Group highest judgement – significant progress – following monitoring visit 

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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Specialist Marine College holds virtual college open day

Specialist Marine College holds virtual college open day

26th January 2021


Falmouth Marine School is holding a virtual open day for people interested in studying a course for a career in the marine industries.

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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.

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