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Future careers to take centre stage at college open day

Guest talkers at Falmouth Marine School's Industry Day

Published: 9th November 2021

People from across Cornwall are being invited to explore a world of opportunities at a top local college during its first hybrid open event on November 20.

Potential students and their families can discover more about the wide range of full-time courses on offer at Falmouth Marine School, a college which has a global reputation for some of the finest training and preparation for careers in the marine industry.

The event is taking place on Saturday, November 20 between 10am 12pm and is open for anyone of any age to explore what courses they might be interested in.

Head of Falmouth Marine School, Steve Taylor, said: “We are so excited to be able to welcome people to our open events in person once again.

“Although we have managed to continue offering an insight into life as a student here through our virtual events, nothing quite replaces getting hands-on in our dedicated boatbuilding and engineering workshops, exploring our incredible marine biology labs or seeing the exciting activities in our Boat building and Marine engineering facilities.

“But we also recognise that our courses appeal to those from outside of Cornwall, so we’re pleased to be offering this event virtually as well for those who cannot get here in person.

“Virtual guests can tune in on our website at, see live presentations and have any questions answered in real-time by our amazing team of teaching staff. We also have virtual tours of our campus and all of the information you need about studying with us.”

Falmouth Marine School, which started out by teaching boatbuilding more than 100 years ago, boasts a stunning new student social area, The Cove.

The multi-functional area helps students balance their studies with some deserved downtime. Furnished with lounge seating, a chill-out room to watch DVDs, a pool table, a dart board, and multiple video games consoles, it is a place for students to be themselves, relax and have fun with their friends.

In addition, the college’s industry-standard professional facilities and strong partnerships with local companies in Falmouth and across Cornwall, make it the perfect place to begin an exciting career on the water.

Although the Cornish marine industry is thriving, past students have also gone on to travel the world working on luxurious superyachts, in the merchant navy or teaching watersports in stunning holiday destinations.

“Once you are finished on your course, the world will quite literally be your oyster,” Steve added.

Falmouth Marine School is a proud part of The Cornwall College Group, which is seeing significant investment in its campuses, student experiences and staff training.

To sign up to attend an upcoming open day, visit



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