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Marine Engineering Apprenticeship

Falmouth Marine School Falmouth LEVEL: 3 Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding

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.



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Ideal if:

You want to become a technician, supervisor or manager in the marine industry.

What You Will Learn:

The servicing and maintenance of marine engines.


To spend one day a week on campus and select a pathway of units that suit your job.

You’ll love:

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


Enhanced employment prospects, higher level apprenticeship or university study.

“It’s the first time we have had apprentices. Initially we wanted one but when the applications came through from Falmouth Marine School we couldn’t decide so we took two. It’s one of the best things we’ve done; I would strongly recommend the apprenticeship programme to other businesses”. Duncan Pool, Falmouth Harbour Commissioners


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Marine Engineering Apprenticeship Level 3

Start Date

September 2018




1 - 2 years


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”
Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding


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."
Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding


Kevin James Marine Engineering Course Manager

Kevin 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.”  
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.