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Marine



Why study an Apprenticeship at South Devon College?

We have 4 apprenticeship courses in Marine:

Marine Engineering - Level 2

A Level 2 Boat Building apprenticeship lasts for two years, with a varied choice of roles with a range of employers, including marine engineers, boat builders, repairers, boatyards and marinas. As a marine engineering apprentice, you will learn how a marine engine functions and how to carry out basic maintenance operations. You will attend the College for one day per week, with the remaining working week spent in the workplace, for a minimum of 30 hours. The College can support you in finding a suitable employer to complete this apprenticeship.

What will I learn?

  • Statutory regulations and safety requirements
  • Using and interpreting data and documentation
  • Working efficiently and effectively in marine engineering
  • Assisting with the Installation of engines
  • Assisting with the Installation of ancillary equipment
  • Assisting with the removal of yacht and boat electrical equipment
  • Assisting with servicing and repairing marine engines
  • Assisting with routine servicing of electrical equipment

Entry Requirements

  • You will be required to be working towards achieving Maths at Level 1
  • You will be required to be working towards achieving English at Level 1
  • You will need to have achieved a minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade D or above
  • You will be required to carry out an aptitude test
  • You should have a genuine interest in this subject

Locations available

  • Noss Marine Academy

Diploma in Maritime Studies: Marinas and Boatyard - Level 2

This Apprenticeship provides learners with a common core of learning, with additional options to suit the different circumstances associated with working in coastal or inland marinas, or in boatyards. Learners can specialise in lifting and moving boats and yachts, mooring and berthing boats and yachts, moving loads in boatyards, and maintaining marinas and boatyard equipment.

What will I learn?

  • Maintain Health and Safety in the Marina
  • Work safely in a marine environment
  • Maintain security in marinas and boatyards
  • Maintain environmental good practice in marinas and boatyards
  • Moor and berth boats and yachts
Diploma in Maritime Studies: Marinas and Boatyard Level 2

Entry Requirements

  • You must have a GCSE Grade C in Maths
  • You must have a GCSE Grade C in English

Locations available

  • Noss Marine Academy

Boat Building - Level 2

A Level 2 Boat Building apprenticeship lasts for two years, with a varied choice of roles with a range of employers, including marine engineers, boat builders, repairers, boatyards and marinas. During this programme you will learn about boat production, boat maintenance and the repair of boats, all under the support and guidance of both your employer and the College. You will attend the College for one day per week, with the remaining working week spent in the workplace, for a minimum of 30 hours. The College can support you in finding a suitable employer to complete this apprenticeship.

What will I learn?

  • Statutory regulations and safety requirements
  • Using and interpreting data and documentation
  • Working efficiently and effectively in marine engineering
  • Principles of boatbuilding technology
  • Composite manufacture for marine construction
  • Production of external boat components
Boat Building Level 2

Entry Requirements

  • You will be required to be working towards achieving Maths at Level 1
  • You will be required to be working towards achieving English at Level 1
  • You should have a genuine interest in this subject

Locations available

  • Noss Marine Academy

Marine Engineering - Level 3

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Marine Engineering is a direct progression from the intermediate apprenticeship. The Advanced apprenticeship will take two years to complete. In the first year, the apprentice will attend college at Noss Marine Academy for two days per week. During these two days, the apprentice will learn advanced engineering skills, testing and diagnostics and general boating skills. At this level, marine engineering apprentices are expected to be able to conduct routine servicing, maintenance and engine removal unassisted. Once completed, graduates go on to work as qualified marine engineers in boatyards, marinas and engineering companies.

What will I learn?

  • Diagnostic testing of engines and mechanical equipment
  • Installation of engines
  • Installation of ancillary equipment
  • removal of yacht and boat electrical equipment
  • servicing and repairing marine engines
  • routine servicing of electrical equipment
Marine Engineering Level 3

Entry Requirements

  • You will be required to have achieved Maths at Level 1
  • You will be required to have achieved English at Level 1
  • You must have completed an appropriate vocational qualification at Level 2
  • You will be required to carry out an aptitude test
  • You should have a genuine interest in this subject

Locations available

  • Noss Marine Academy

My future with South Devon College

Careers: I want to be...

Our courses at South Devon College have been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge employers seek, enabling you to find employment and take the first steps towards a successful career. Our Marine courses will help you gain employment in the following industries:

Work with my hands

If you want to work with your hands, outside of an office and getting involved in the thick of the action, then we have the course for you. Whether you want to build, create or change, our courses will lead to a rewarding career as:


Boat Builder (Marine Craftsperson)