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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

  Featured Courses

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 Engineer Apprenticeship

Level 3 • Work-based • Falmouth Marine School


As part of the Cornwall College Group, we are the largest provider of apprenticeships in the South West. We have a fully equipped specialist marine engineering workshop with a full size marine engine control room. Whether you wish to repair and maintain marine engines or design a yacht, this marine engineering apprenticeship is the perfect place to start. Our expert staff and specialist workshops will provide you with the best hands-on tuition so that you can gain relevant experience to help your career progression in the marine engineering industry. This apprenticeship is ideal if you would like to install, maintain, and repair marine engines, ancillary systems and equipment, on yachts, commercial craft and superyachts. You will learn how to design and produce solutions to meet boat layouts, restrictions and engineering requirements.

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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). Download FdSc Operational Yacht Science Specification at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FdSc-Operational-Yacht-Science-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf Download HNC Operational Science Specification at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/HNC-Operational-Yacht-Science-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf Download HNC & FdSc Operational Yacht Science Module Records (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/HNC-FdSc-Operational-Yacht-Science-Module-Records-2021-22.pdf

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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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  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

Engineering
GCSEs & Functional Skills
Marine & Natural Environment
Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding
Sports & Fitness

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  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.

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Students have ‘summit’ on their mind

Students have ‘summit’ on their mind

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

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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