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Marine Engineering Apprenticeship

Falmouth Marine School Falmouth LEVEL: 2 Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding

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.

If you are leaving school after GCSEs we recommend you start with the Level 2 apprenticeship and on successful completion of the apprenticeship you could progress to Level 3.

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.



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Ideal if:

You are working in the industry and want to become a qualified marine engineer.


Entry Requirements:

Three GCSEs at grade 3 and you must be employed within a marine related industry.

What You Will Learn:

Topics you may cover include:

• Inboard engine servicing and maintenance
• Outboard engine servicing and maintenance
• Understanding how hydraulic systems operate
• Thrusters and generator installation, maintenance and repair


You will spend one day a week at college for 18 to 24 months, with our team of friendly expert tutors and will select a pathway of units that suit your job, covering all aspects of servicing and maintaining marine engines.


You’ll love:

Spending time in our new purpose-built marine engineering workshop.



Marine Engineering Apprenticeship Level 3 or Light Marine Engineering full-time Diploma Level 3.

Careers in this industry 

- Marine engineer
- Service engineer
- Civil engineer
- Marine engineer
- Supervisor

“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


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Marine Engineering Apprenticeship Level 2

Start Date

September 2019




1 - 2 years


Tom Jackman Chief Engineer on Superyachts

Former student Tom Jackman is now working as a chief engineer on superyachts. He recently visited the new facilities and couldn’t praise them and his previous studies enough.

“It’s great to see that the workshop has evolved alongside developments
in the industry. The students are extremely lucky to have top of the
range equipment to work on. I was particularly impressed with the
diagnostics testing unit, to simulate faults. Everything on a ship today
uses electronics, if the students are efficient with this then they are set
for employment in the industry. My course at Falmouth Marine School
provided the perfect grounding for my career and I have constantly
applied the skills and principles that I learnt. I have the career I always
wanted, I have travelled the world and worked on some amazing boats.”

Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding

*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. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.