Whether you wish to repair and maintain marine engines or design a yacht, marine engineering is the course for you.
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.
In March 2015, the engineering workshop was completely redeveloped, as part of a £3.6 million investment in Falmouth Marine School.
This combined with our partnership with Mylor Yacht Harbour has seen the installation of new engines, that include inboard and outboard engines, hydraulic systems, thrusters and generators from leading marine brands such as Vetus , Mercruiser and Yamaha, giving you access to the most up to date bits of kit on the market.
In our full-size marine engine control room you can practice all areas of maintenance such as hydraulics, electrical, and cooling systems, getting you ready to work on similar engines when you start working in the industry.
You are working in the industry and want to become a qualified marine engineer.
four GCSEs at grade C or 4, including English and mathematics, and to be employed within a marine related industry.
From a pathway of units that suit your job, covering all aspects of servicing and maintenance of marine engines.
To spend one day a week on campus.
Spending time in our new purpose-built marine engineering workshop.
Higher level position within the industry, or a higher level apprenticeship
“Falmouth Marine School Apprenticeship programme is perfect for us. It’s geared to the environment in which we are working and is extremely flexible. I believe that apprenticeships are the way forward. We have a duty to train young people and open doors for them and this does that whilst providing me a skilled workforce tailored to my business need”. Nathan Percival , Marine Team
Alex Somers Marine Engineering
"The apprenticeship offers the best chance of decent wages while you learn. I really enjoy working at Duchy Hydraulics. I'm always paired with an experienced employee so I can learn from them. Attending college one day a week breaks up my working days and allows me to gain a qualification and wider marine engineering skills through the various projects we work on."
Nick Smith Marine Engineering
“Falmouth Marine School has helped me immensely with my career; I was enrolled onto a course that I wanted to do and really suited my needs”
Kevin James Marine Engineering Course ManagerKevin grew up in Cornwall and went to Cape Cornwall School. Kevin has always tinkered on boats and spent several years working as a Head Greenkeeper before retraining as a Marine Engineer at Falmouth Marine School. This is where he discovered his passion for teaching others and completed his teacher training. Kevin worked in the industry as a self-employed marine engineer before returning to Falmouth Marine School to train the marine engineers of the future. “The demand for qualified marine engineers is extremely high. Our students are work-ready when they complete their course and have fantastic career prospects locally, nationally or even internationally.”
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.