Boat­build­ing, Leisure & Water­sports and, Marine Engi­neer­ing Train­ing & Education

FALMOUTH MARINE SCHOOL

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.

Training Programs

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

Boat­build­ing Programs

  • 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.

Boat­build­ing Programs

  • 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

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