AVAILABLE BRAND: Falmouth Marine School | LEARNING AREAS: Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding COURSES

Marine Engineering Extended Diploma Level 3

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.


Share this course with someone you know...

Ideal if:

You are looking to pursue a more analytical and design-based career in marine engineering.

You’ll need:

five GCSEs at grade C or 4, including English and mathematics, or an equivalent qualification.

You’ll learn:

Mathematics, mechanical and electrical principles, 2D and 3D computer-aided design, composite technology, marine engine theory and business studies.


Your assignments and projects to be continually assessed throughout the course.

You’ll love:

The field trips and high level of employer engagement, further enhancing your career prospects.

You’ll go on to:

University study such as our Marine Engineering HNC.

Progression Courses

“I established Seatech Marine after graduating from Falmouth Marine School. This would not of been possible without the courses provided by the college. The practical and technical boat building was of great benefit and the GPR gave me such an advantage. Our qualifications are accepted everywhere. The Marine School is well thought of and ex-students respected.” Ian Heywood, SeaTech Marine


Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding
Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding
Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding
Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding



Marine Engineering Level 3 Diploma

Start Date

September 2018




2 years


Tom Jackman Super Yacht Engineer

“My father was in the merchant navy, which inspired me to become a marine engineer. I am doing exactly what I dreamed of doing and am grateful to the tuition I received at the start of  my journey at Falmouth Marine School.  I have worked on ‘The World’, which is a cross between a superyacht and a cruiser, oil tankers for BP and several superyachts, the biggest being ‘The Octopus’ at 127 meters.

The subjects I studied at Falmouth Marine School provided the perfect grounding for my career and I constantly apply the principles and skills I learnt. I have the career I have always  wanted and I have travelled all over the world meeting other professionals and clients with a Michelin starred chef on board.”

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.