Marine Surface Finishing Apprenticeship Level 3
Who is this course for?
This apprenticeship is designed for people who want a career in boatbuilding; painting, varnishing and sculpting the inside and outside of world class super yachts.
You must have good practical skills, be able to follow technical drawings and work carefully and methodically.
This is a follow on course from the Level 2 Marine Surface Finishing Apprenticeship, and supports those working in a junior marine craftsperson or technicians position.
To enrol in this apprenticeship, you need to be aged 16 and over, ideally have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C (preferably English, Maths and IT) and be employed within a suitable position.
You must have completed the Level 2 Marine Surface Finishing Apprenticeship or have the relevant experience.
If you are interested in this apprenticeship and do not have the required GCSEs or an employer, speak to one of our Cornwall College Business Liaison Officers on 0800 731 7594.
What will I be doing on the course?
You will attend lectures at the Camborne campus 1 day per week for 2 years, while the remainder of the week is spent in the work place.
During this apprenticeship you will build onto your level 2 certificate and have the opportunity to select a pathway to suit your job e.g. electrical installation and maintenance, mechanical installation and maintenance, sheet metalwork, manual welding, rigging, surface preparation and yacht painting.
You may prepare and finish a variety of tasks within the project from hand grips and marine engines to repairing hulls of boats and carbon fibre masts; you will develop thorough knowledge in boatbuilding and gain valuable experience. You may even see your yacht launched!
You will put together a portfolio of evidence to show that you are competent at the tasks you do every day, while receiving support from experienced Cornwall College tutors.
Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the following qualifications:
- Level 3 NVQ Marine Engineering
- Level 3 Certificate in Boatbuilding, Maintenance and Support
What can I do after the course?
With a Level 3 Certificate, you are a fully qualified marine craftsperson and could work as a boat builder, marine surface finisher or a marine maintenance technician. In the future, you could progress to the level of a supervisor, technical manager, programme manager or programme director within the boatbuilding industry.
You may be interested in studying further and enrol in the team leading, people management, carpentry and joinery or engineering apprenticeship through Cornwall College Business. Alternatively you may be interested in the full time FdSc Boat Design and Production course, which is offered at Cornwall College.
If you are interested in this apprenticeship, contact Cornwall College Business and complete an online apprenticeship form. If you meet the requirements, you will be invited for an interview and be given advice and guidance on how to proceed.
There are no apprenticeship course fees charged for anyone between the ages of 16 and 18. For those aged 19 and over, fees do apply.
Contact us for more information.