Apprenticeships are a popular choice for young people aged 16 - 24 looking for on-the-job training and the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst earning a wage. Most of your training will be directly linked to the career you have chosen, gaining practical experience in the workplace, backed up by attendance at college one day a week.

An Apprenticeship in Boat Building will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience in the Marine industry. You will be working in a workshop environment where your duties could encompass many areas of work such as learning about composites and wood trades, however you will specialise in one of these in your third year Your exact duties will depend upon your employer.

Where possible staff from College Work Based Learning will assist in finding you an employer and a place of work (although students who are already employed are welcome to apply if sponsored by their employer).

Your offer of Apprenticeship training will be dependent upon work placements being available.

Apprenticeships are a great option for school leavers who want to get straight onto the career ladder. An Apprenticeship is equivalent to 5 GCSE's.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Successful completion of this course may lead to higher level courses such as HNC or Degree Level.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

Candidates for the apprenticeship will require GCSE's in English, maths and a Science based subject at grades C or 4. 

All applicants for apprenticeship training will be required to attend an assessment and interview.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
ECN3BX0059 01/08/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Course content

Course Content 

Course units:  

201. Introduction to the marine industry 

202. Principles of boatbuilding technology

203. Business improvement techniques

206. Interior installation and fitting out of boats  

207. FRP manufacture for marine construction

301. Safe and effective working in the marine industry

302. Principles of boat construction

304. Construction and repair of hulls and boat structures   

307. Fibre reinforced plastics technology for marine construction

 

More info

Start Day/Time 

Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.

Duration 

48 Months

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

NVQ Level 3

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds

Curriculum Area 

Engineering and Construction - Motor Vehicle, Marine, Composites

Duration 

48 Months

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

NVQ Level 3

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds