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Marine Science

Cornwall’s college of the ocean…

We are located in the heart of one of the most biologically diverse marine regions in the world. With rocky shores, mudflats, maerl and seagrass beds and a coastline that supports internationally important marine wildlife. There really is no better place to turn your passion for the ocean into a career. We offer specialist full-time courses for those leaving school as well as a foundation degree route in partnership with the University of Plymouth.

Listen to what former student has to say about our courses…

Clare Marshall is a former FDSc Marine Science Student at Falmouth Marine School and is now a Plankton Analyst at the Marine Biological Association (MBA), The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey in Plymouth

Whats going on around the college?

Open Event and Taster Day at Falmouth Marine School

20 November 2021, 10:00-15:00

Discover our courses, tour our campuses and meet our amazing team at one of our Open Days!  Our Open Days are the first step to finding the perfect college course for you. You can hear from our tutors, view our incredible facilities and get your first taste of the career goals we can help you

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Featured course

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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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

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

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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