Boatbuilding, Leisure & Watersports and, Marine Engineering Training & Education
Falmouth Marine School provides a comprehensive selection of courses from introduction to university level in Boatbuilding, Leisure & Watersports, Marine Engineering and Marine Science. As a result of the specialization the FE and university-level courses attract students from a wide age range across the UK.
The school has an excellent international reputation for the marine courses with superb facilities including boatbuilding and engineering workshops, a dedicated marine science lab and a well equipped watersports centre.
The research unit allows students to participate in original research and gain a greater understanding of the marine systems they intend to work in. It actively develops links with other organizations. The Annual Industry Day held every December puts students in contact with employers and promotes their chances of employment in the field of their choice.
Marine Engineering Programs
- EDEXCEL Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Marine Engineering: The BTEC National program of learning focuses on those students who wish to follow a vocationally based, “A” level equivalent course and will allow progression to a modern apprenticeship or to a course of Higher Education. Unlike traditional “A” levels, the BTEC Diploma allows Falmouth Marine School students the opportunity to focus on marine related engineering studies. This is a two year academic course of study with attendance required on three days of the week; approximately one of these days will be given over to practical workshop learning. Entry requirements: 4 x GCSE "C" grades to include English, Mathematics and Science.
- Marine Engineering Apprenticeship Level 2: This apprenticeship is designed for people who want to train on the job to become qualified in marine engineering; while laying the foundation for a career in building, fitting out, finishing or maintaining boats. You must have good practical skills, be able to follow technical drawings and work carefully and methodically. This course supports a variety of positions e.g. boat builder, laminator, marine electrics and marine engineer. Entry requirements: To enroll in this apprenticeship, you need to be aged 16 and over, ideally have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C (preferably English, Math and IT) and be employed within a suitable position.
- Marine Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship: This apprenticeship is designed for people who want to train on the job to become fully qualified in marine engineering; while laying the foundation for a career in building, fitting out, finishing or maintaining boats. You must have good practical and hand skills, be able to follow technical drawings and work carefully and methodically. This is a follow on course from the Level 2 Marine Engineering Apprenticeship, and supports a variety of positions e.g. boat builder, carpenter, marine electrics and marine engineer. Entry requirements: To enroll in this apprenticeship, you need to be aged 16 and over, ideally have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C (preferably English, Math and IT) and be employed within a suitable position.
- Introduction to Marine Technology NVQ1: This EMTA Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Performing Engineering Operations program is aimed at school leavers or anyone with an interest in the engineering sector. The course has been designed to give hands on practical approach to training. There are no formal entry requirements for this course however it would be preferred if students already had 4 GCSEs at E-D including Math and English. Students will however be required to attend an interview as well as sit a practical test and an initial assessment. Students need to demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career within the marine industry.
- Light marine Engineering C&G2
- Light Marine Engineering C&G3
- EMTA Level 2 Introduction to Yacht Fit Out and Composites: This program has been devised for individuals who wish to develop their basic engineering skills and includes use of hand and machine tools, drawing and calculations. It enjoys a mixture of both theoretical and practical work. Entry requirements: Either Performing Engineering Operations level 1 (or equivalent) or reasonable previous experience of an engineering based nature.
- Introduction to Marine Technology NVQ1
- Introduction to Yacht Fit Out & Composites
Leisure and Watersports Programs
- EDEXCEL Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Water Sport: This course is for students wanting to improve their sports and watersports knowledge and skills, possibly wanting to become an outdoor instructor or sports coach, or work within the sports and watersports industry and for students wanting to progress onto the Extended Diploma Level 3. Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade D/E ideally at Math, English, Science and a good pass in a Level 1 qualification.
- FdSc Marine Sports Science: If you enjoy being on the water and you love sport then this course is especially for you. Study the science of achieving success in sport and learn the skills to help you help others to do better. Through lectures, seminars and practical sessions afloat and on land, together with work-based learning in the industry, you can be at the cutting edge of marine sports development. Entry requirements: Applicants must be over the age of 18 at the time of entry and need 120 UCAS tariff points to include GCE or VCE A-level or VCE double award GCSE math and English at grade C or above. Mature students, over the age of 21 at entry, will be considered on their own merits. All the foundation programs are approved by the University of Plymouth.
- Boat Design & Production Foundation Degree
- Marine Sport Science Foundation Degree